Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Big Apple

I got to take my first business trip this week! I flew into New York on Monday and out of Thursday. Each of the new people in my office have a peer coach and so we got to go with them to the doctor's that were in their territory. My peer coach had part of the Bronx in his territory, which is where I got to go for 3 days. I will say that my peer coach and I did stick out in this area (people asked us if we were tourists) but I did love getting to go talk to eye doctors. We even had a business dinner at Dave and Busters which was so much fun (and I beat my manager in a racing game which I was secretly excited about). Overall the trip was great until my flights home...

My flight schedule was as follows:

Scheduled to leave from White Plains (a 2 gate airport) to go to D.C. then back to Florida...canceled

Now booked to go to Charlotte then Florida...canceled

Then booked to go to Philadelphia then guessed it, canceled (at this point I had been in the airport for 8 hrs)

11:00 go hotel b.c no more planes and wake up at 4:40 to get on 6:00am flight to d.c. then home

5:00am get to airport to find out that they lost my reservation and that I can't get on another flight until 6:30pm

Then drive to La Guardia ($120 cab ride) and finally get on a flight to D.C. then home.

I did finally make it back and meet some fun airport friends, but it took a while...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Making the move

I am now officially all moved into my new house! It took a while to get here, but after and emergency plane landing I finally made it (I did get to learn the proper bracing procedure which is just what everyone wants to learn on their flight :) I got everything moved in with the exception of my armouir (which wouldn't fit through the door) but other than that everything went smoothly.

So far I love Florida. I have been to the beach 3 times in the past week. I still feel like I am on vacation b/c I am not used to having the luxury of a beach 15 minutes away! Everyone here is really nice and I have already make work friends (as many of you know my main concern was make a friend and so I was pleasantly surprised when I got 10 work friends who all hang out together).

Work has been busy so far, but I like it! It is nice to get back into a routine...even though my routine here includes a much earlier wake up time and bed time. Our first day they gave us 5 binders FULL of information that we must know about the eye. I have been studying at the office every day from 8-5 ever since. One more week of studying and then next week I have a test which I must make a 90 on so it looks like I will be studying a lot this week. Here is a sample of the fun stuff I get to memorize:

Well that is all I got for now. I know that I have been slacking on the blogging but as soon as my test is over I will get better at it.
I think I am going to like it here :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

wedding weekend

and so the weddings begin...

this weekend was jam packed with wedding events for jpatt and i loved every minute of it! it was so great to hang out with all of my baylor friends and just chat about what we have all been up to...even though many of those convos revolved around all of our new blogs :) now only 1 more month until celina's wedding!

on another note, today i had to say some goodbyes to some of my closest friends which is never fun. i said bye to my some of my old roommates this morning and bye to ash this afternoon and it made florida seem even more real to me. i am excited to start my new job and meet new people but also very nervous all at the same time. only 4 more days in texas.