Hello friends and family and thank you for taking a peek at our blog! We originally came up with this idea months ago and it's kind of just been sitting in interwebspace waiting to be updated. We're not 100% sure what direction this will go, (it was really intended for what our subtitle says: our photographic adventures) but we're hoping you'll watch us grow.
First of all, for those that don't know, I (being "Rose") just moved to Columbia last Friday. I'm working as an RN Extern (why it's called extern as opposed to intern, I still don't know, but will let you know as soon as I find out) at one of the area's local hospitals. This idea initially came up last October(?) or so: I was browsing the hospital websites for this area, since David lives here and I wanted to check out the job prospects, and came across this opportunity for students that are currently enrolled in nursing school. After a lengthy application process, I interviewed on my birthday this year, and found out mid-April that I got the position! It's been a hustle and bustle since then, because I was also finishing up my semester and in the middle of moving with my longtime roommate and best friend, Ashley. I was able to secure an apartment and a roommate up here in Columbia by using Craigslist (no worries to the older and more cautious generation, aka mom and grandparents, we did it safely and everything has worked out wonderfully).
I'm living in an older apartment building which is located in downtown/midtown Columbia, really close to Five Points, an area with really unique shops and bars. The apartment sits at the bottom of a huge hill, which I suppose is the reason rent is so cheap (I can't complain). My room is fairly large with two big windows and horizontal blinds. My roommate is really nice and is also a vegetarian; she reminds me of pre-nursing school Rose (aka hippie). I like her. David lives about 20-25minutes away - some people think that's still really far, but when you're used to someone being about 9hours away, thirty minutes is not really a big deal. We're still trying to figure out and adjust to our "new" relationship. Both of us were so used to long phone conversations at night and texting throughout the day for communication, but now we can go to the gym together if we want or have the other over for dinner, watch a movie, anything really. I'm so used to being anxious when we spend time together because I know it will end soon, but now I just feel relaxed and "normal." I'm still not used to not talking on the phone at night, though.
Today was my first day (of four days) of orientation for my new job. Everyone seems really nice, but then again can anyone be rude when it comes to filling out IRS forms? I desperately need to show ya'll (hey, I'm trying out the local slang) photos of my place, so I'm going to take pictures now. I don't think it's really set in yet that I've left Florida.