A Year Later: Where on earth have I been?

Hello world,

It is I, Charlotte, back in the blogging world. I apologize for not writing at all this past year. I have been keeping quite busy with school!

This past September, I began my full-time Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at BCIT. For those who don’t know what Sonography is, it’s a fancy word used as another term for “Ultrasound.” What can I say about this program…it’s been a surreal experience so far. Time has flown by. It has been the most intensive learning experience of my life (and I’m only half way done!) I have learnt so much thanks to my amazing instructors and supportive classmates.

This past June, I had off. It was full of simply being and giving my fried brain a rest. On July 5th, I packed up my life in 1 suitcase and two boxes and moved over to the Island (Esquimalt to be exact). Here, I am attending my first Clinical experience both at Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital.  I arrived to the island 5 days before my clinical start. This gave me the opportunity to explore the area to get my bearings.

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To be honest, I forgot what it was like to live here. It’s so beautiful and the weather is fantastic – just like its people. For those who don’t know, I actually grew up on Vancouver Island until I was 7. We lived in Sidney – a treasure of a town. I was brought up hiking in the near by forests or combing the beaches that were a 10 minute walk from home. I don’t admit it to myself often, but I will be forever grateful to have been raised here. So for the last 17 years or so, I’ve lived on the mainland. I had forgotten what it was like to live at an easier pace. Vancouver is a great city, but everyone has got to chill out sometimes. The traffic, and noise, the constant rush people are in. It’s pretty toxic, and I think I was at a point where it didn’t phase me anymore (pretty scary). It wasn’t until I arrived here when I noticed how blinded I was to the simplicity of life.

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As I mentioned earlier, I arrived to the island a few days before clinical with my dear friend Marnel who helped me move in. Within the first few hours we had un-packed everything. Before we knew it, the Juan de Fuca trail map was pulled out and we were scouting out route. Since Marnel only had a short time here, we decided to do a two-day, one-night trip. I will blog about that adventure shortly!

In the mean time, here are some pictures of the beautiful place I’m situated.

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On the Ferry over to the Island

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You can honestly bike anywhere
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Esquimalt’s Farmers Market. Greens!!!

Explore the island this summer. Especially Victoria if you’ve never been. Check it off your list why don’t you :)

Love,

Charlotte xo

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana says:

    Yay welcome back!! Good luck on your work placement on Vancouver Island! It looks magical and I look forward to learning more about it.

    1. Charlotte says:

      Thank you, Dana! :)

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