I'm a 24 year old on the verge of becoming (hopefully) something great! I graduated from Pepperdine University in the spring of 2009 with a bachelors in nutritional sciences. After graduating I took 72 days off from reality and biked across the country through an organization called Bike and Build. Then I returned to SoCal to work as a diet aide at Los Robles Hospital, a front desk receptionist at a Malibu Gym, and a front desk receptionist at a physical therapy place. For the last year and a half I've been paying bills, working and renting a room out from an older woman in Calabasas, CA. I loved my life out there but I was ready for change.
About 6 months ago I applied to Ross University, a Caribbean Medical school, and got accepted! Now you are officially up to date. I'm sitting in my brand new apartment on the peaceful and beautiful eastern Caribbean island called Dominica. School starts in 3 days, and I am ready for this new and challenging adventure. I'm excited to experience the island and to learn.
January 8th 2011
So I've officially been in Dominica for 1 week! Wow! Better than a lot of other students. After talking to a couple of 2nd and 3rd semester students I found out that a lot of new students come to the island and within a few days decide to leave because it is a 3rd world country. I love the 3rd world country part of Dominica. The simple life. If you're intune with things here you "feel the vibe?", explained Gregory, my Indian River tour guide today. I'm feeling that vibe, and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. It was a rough start getting here! Holy crap, Caribbean airlines are MISERABLE! My flight was last Thursday, it read Boston-->Charlotte-->San Juan-->Dominica. We get to San Juan late bc our flight was delayed. We hop on another flight ... read more