Fresh February

New Adventures and New Learning Experiences


February was a month of learning and expanding my brain. Part of this month I went on my Navy annual training at Camp Pendletons Hospital. I’m rated as a general Corpsman (medic) which means I don’t have a specialty and I can float around where they need me. This time they needed me in the anesthesia department. Needless to say, I was a little nervous because I had no idea what they would want me to do. Not to mention I have basically zero experience in that department. Fast forward to day one of training and besides being nervous, I am ecstatic. I’ve never set foot in an operating room before! It was super clean, shiny, bright and had a level of organized collective chaos. I dove headfirst and learned everything I could as fast as I could since it was a little understaffed. I was allowed to prep patients in pre op for surgery, learned the restocking methods and was even able to watch a handful of the surgeries that were performed. The days flew by and when I wasn’t working at the hospital, I was out exploring sunny San Diego.


Exploring the tide pools and enjoying the ocean.

Tide pools at Shell Beach in La Jolla.


San Diego was a breathe of fresh air. I was able to explore and adventure around with one of my good friends that actually was training with me. She had some friends that knew cool food places to eat at and beaches to visit. I even managed to spend a few days hanging out with my brother. We tried to eat somewhere different everyday and to keep it local. Down in Encinitas we came across a delicious bakery and an amazing gelato shop.


This was delicious and the staff was so friendly! She gave us a loaf of bread for free! Add them to your list!

Go visit at night! Has amazing flavors of gelato. Fun, cozy atmosphere and only a few blocks from an ocean view.



Instead we found ourselves at dessert and snack shops than actual lunch or dinner places. It kind of kept the surprises of food on a working ”vacation.” I mean we had as much fresh seafood we possibly could have had, we had old school Italian food, amazing pizza and beer too. I also had to try ”the best coffee” that the San Diego area boasted. The coffee shops are called Better Buzz Coffee and they are scattered around SoCal. Since I’m a caffeine fiend, I of course had to stop in. I wanted to try their Horchata Iced Latte, but sadly they were sold out. I opted for their Mint Infused Iced Coffee instead and let me tell you…It was delicious! Not overly sweet, just the right amount of mint and the coffee was strong. It was great. If you ever find yourself in SoCal, give them a try. Here’s a glimpse at their MENU.


Such a fun atmosphere. Kick back and enjoy a nice coffee.


Now I think my favorite dessert place we found which ended up being on our second to last day was called Parlor Doughnuts. These are fancy home made big croissant/doughnut delicacies. I tried the Caramel Turtle and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shortcake. They were decadent, and not overly sweet. I wish I had more time to bring them back home with me from the trip.



This annual training with the Navy actually turned out to extremely insightful to my job and fun. I managed to learn a lot of new information that made me curious enough to do my own research. I was able to spend time with new friends and went exploring out and about in a newish city! The best part of all though I think was being able to try all the new delicious foods and spend time at the beach to really enjoy it. I hope you enjoy reading about this as much as I enjoyed writing about it. 💚 Kat


“I have seafoam in my veins, I understand the language of waves.”

– Le Testament d’Orphée

EMS Week

Celebrating EMS week!

Today we’re starting off our week by celebrating EMS week. The theme for 2020 is “Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow.” This will last from May 17th-May 23rd. This brings the community and their local EMS together. Different communities do different things. EMS week also helps to educate others and help celebrate with games and cookouts sometimes. Each day of the week gives us something to learn about:

  • Monday – EMS Education Day
  • Tuesday – Safety Tuesday
  • Wednesday – EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday – Save a Life
  • Friday – EMS Recognition Day

Each of these days represent safety, and something to bring the community and health care workers together. During this pandemic, please be mindful of social distancing and large gatherings. We can still observe our EMS through this event. Thank you for all your support, strength and help during this pandemic. You can also share and find more information if you use #NationalEMSWeek. If you would like to read more about EMS week click the buttons below! Stay safe lovelies. ❤️

 “There is no higher honor than to be given the responsibility to care for another human being.”

—Richard K. Schachern

May 6th 2020

National Nurses Day

Today is the start of National nursing week! Our healthcare providers are there for us in our good and bad times. During this pandemic they have been there 100% of the time, caring for us, trying to protect us and putting us first. I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do for us.

May 6th is the start of National Nurse week, it goes through until May 12th which celebrates Florence Nightingales birthday. Even though this is a week where the country recognizes everything they do, they do everything for us 24/7. Thank You ❤️

And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.”

– Florence Nightingale