Friday, February 5, 2010

and then BAM... life changes!

Well, I woke up this morning and just thought that starting a blog would be a good thing to do! I am leaving on a trip to Guatemala in 9 days and I am REALLY ridiculously excited. It's kind of crazy because a week ago today I had no idea that I was going - or that there was even the slightest possibility that I would go. It's crazy how life works. You think you have everything figured out and then BAM it all changes! A week ago today I was on vacation in Utah with my amazing mom and we got a phone call from my employer... who informed me that the lady I take care of for my job was in the hospital and things weren't looking good. They gave her 2 days. 2 days more of work... Well, make that 0 days because I was in Utah and she was in New Mexico. Nobody is hiring in New Mexico and I don't start school until April. So, exploring alternate options my mom suggested I go for my lifelong dream and go on a volunteer trip :D. Ohhh! EXCITEMENT! Having just got back from a mission I am eager to use my Spanish and brush up on nursing - exactly what I will be doing in Guatemala. Hey, you only live once, right? So... now there's just 9 days to go and so much to do.

However... there is more to the story. So, I returned from Utah and what do I find? The lovely lady that I care for is still kicking... rather forcefully! So, I guess I do have a job for the next 9 days. Life is funny like that. But hey, take what it gives you and run with it! I'm going to run to Guatemala.


  1. Yes, life likes to change on you... never say you think you have everything figured out... Life likes to surprise you!! :)

  2. So excited to keep up on your adventures. You are officially on the blog list :)

  3. How exciting!! I can't wait to hear about all the fun adventures you will have. What a good combination of skills you have my friend!

  4. Rachel Niña, porque no me dijiste cuando te ibas? Bueno llama a mi hermana. From here I dial 011502-22559595 but en Guatemala es 2255-9595 ask if you can't get through mi hemana se llama Zully. I will tell her you will call. Leave a message if you can't get hold of her.

  5. I am so happy for you! Man I forgotten the good old days in Guatemala. Antigua is beautiful and ps the food you had with beats and a tostada is called enchiladas! yum yum yum I am jealous! I miss you but I am so happy for you! Have you gotten achance to talk to my sister? Anyhow keep me up how it all goes out there! Love you Rachael or should I say Raquel, have fun and keep an eye out for one of the kids I want to addopt one!


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