Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Busy Life

Life has been extremely busy the last couple of months. I finally got a job in February working as a care manager with elderly clients. As of tomorrow I have been there for 6 weeks. It's been crazy 6 weeks, but I love it. It still doesn't really feel like a "job," which I guess is good. After my first paycheck I literally thought "Wait...they're paying me for this?" :) I think it was because it was so different from anything I had done before other than internships which, obviously I hadn't been paid for.

I have also been busy with school. This weekend was my last session of my first class. I'm a bit worried about how I'm going to handle the three classes that start in 2 weeks, but I managed before, and I'm sure I'll manage again...right?

Anyway, hopefully I'll get my act together and find more time to do all of the things I was doing before I started working reading, exercising, blogging, and cleaning!

The Great Read 2011 - February

Okay, so life has gotten crazy busy. Out of control at times. My reading is definitely not going to be at the level it was at last year, but I'm still reading a bit. In February I read 5 books. My favorite by far was Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. It was an inspiring read, and I was surprised that I was hooked from the beginning. I love World War II books but this was so much more. A definite must read!

Review from

From Laura Hillenbrand, the bestselling author of Seabiscuit, comes Unbroken, the inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls the story of Louie Zamperini - a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic-runner-turned-Army hero. During a routine search mission over the Pacific, Louie's plane crashed into the ocean, and what happened to him over the next three years of his life is a story that will keep you glued to the pages, eagerly awaiting the next turn in the story and fearing it at the same time. You'll cheer for the man who somehow maintained his selfhood and humanity despite the monumental degradations he suffered, and you'll want to share this book with everyone you know. - Juliet Disparte