I was exchanging stories of miscellaneous adventures with someone in passing last week, and as I started walking away he asked, “So what’s next?”
I laughed a little and said all that I could come up with without lying, “One never really knows the answer to that, do they?”
I couldn’t just throw a casual “I don’t know” his way because the truth is that I have a fairly good idea of what’s next. I applied for a job this spring in Duluth, MN, and now that I finished Paramedic school, I accepted that job and am going to be moving further East. Originally I planned to move to Duluth, but when Suzi and I went to look for apartments it was a little more affordable to live in Superior, WI. Don’t worry though because it’s only across the river from Minnesota! Kind of how Bismarck is to Mandan. Except right next to the river is the largest great lake, Lake Superior. Shouldn’t be hard to find an adventure.
I’ll be working for Mayo Medical Transport Services, formerly known as Gold Cross Ambulance, as a full time paramedic. Of course I’m super excited to begin the long process of mastering the skills that I put such hard work into learning, but the idea of being completely brand new to everything is a little intimidating. I remember leaving home for MSU-Billings and thinking that it would be alright because all of us were showing up with no experience. Even moving to Medora wasn’t bad because I was supposed to be temporary, and when I started school in Bismarck I was just one of twelve people learning for the first time. Along with starting a brand new career, I’ll still be taking classes full time to finish my Associates Degree, so I suppose it’s not all new.
Life has become pretty comfortable in North Dakota. I’ve been graced with a village of people to laugh at stupid things with, panic about the small things with, and figure out how to solve the big things with. We’ve learned how to celebrate the journey of life together, so knowing I’m leaving is certainly strange, but it’ll be nice to work and stretch my adaptability muscles again.
8/21/2018 11:50:53 am
Moving on up to the east side of ______
8/21/2018 12:14:43 pm
What an adventure.....you'll do GREAT!! They will love you......just be you, God's got the rest!!! Prayers for safe travels and move etc!!
8/21/2018 03:32:40 pm
Further East than Glendive, Medora, Bismarck, and Duluth! :) Love you too, Dad!
8/21/2018 02:51:20 pm
Freddie this sounds like a adventure of a life time! You will do amazing! I will miss the little bit of time I have got with you since you adventures have started but Fred know you have one proud aunt here cheering you on and I love you!😪❤️😪❤️😪❤️😀😀❤️
8/21/2018 08:35:44 pm
I love this & can't wait to read all about the many adventures you will find. Duluth is awesome, as is all of northern MN & WI. Right up the road (about an hour) is Bayfield, WI. I have had the pleasure of enjoying that community a few times. Check it out when & if you have a chance. You won't be disappointed. Watch for reports about the ice caves in the winter & if you can see them DO IT. It is an amazing once in a lifetime experience. They do not form often but when they do it is incredible!!! I am very excited for you!!!! I know you are going to be amazing!!! I will be watching for your adventures. Congratulations on your success!!!! You have many more to come!!
8/21/2018 08:55:23 pm
You young lady, continue to amaze me!! I love your spirit, your zest for life, and most importantly your heart!! Looking forward to your next adventure!! You got this girl!!❤️❤️
8/21/2018 09:28:06 pm
You never cease to amaze me! You will be an awesome paramedic, and they will be very lucky (and grateful) to have you. Keep me posted, and message me your new address. Love ya Fred! <3
Brenda M Herbaugh
8/23/2018 09:23:49 am
You are such an amazing woman! I love reading your adventures. Keep then coming and enjoy all that you do!
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