My name is Allison. I transferred to The University of Texas at Austin this semester to begin my education in nursing. I am a licensed paramedic and I look forward to a career in emergency medicine and alternative healthcare. I am a native Austinite and I love my hometown, but I will be honest and admit that my insatiable wanderlust is kicking in and I am eagerly awaiting holiday break. (I’m thinking..Vermont!.. in January!) I have many hobbies of the mosaic, gardening, cooking and triathlon variety, but those have been significantly tailored to meet the demands of my new school and part-time work schedule at South Austin Hospital as a technician in the emergency room. I am in an undeniable adjustment phase since beginning my tenure at UT and I invite you all (y’all) to follow me through the next year in my quests to enrich the mind while living the life of a student-older-than-average (SOTA) and all the distracting responsibilities that go along with this life situation. It should be memorable and quite a ride.
On a side note, I’d like to comment that today marks the day of the shots fired on campus. I sat in my pharmacology class alongside hundreds of classmates for hours and wondered when I would get to feel a sense of safety again. My relief came in the form of a vigilant boyfriend awaiting my release outside police lines and for that I am thankful. May all stay safe and ever alert to their surroundings through this year and many to come. Bless all who walk these halls.