Posts Tagged ‘nursing school’

epic new journey.

In case you hadn’t noticed… I have been pretty (okay, entirely) MIA from my blog. I’m so disappointed in myself, but y’all, nursing school is hard. I’m a planner, which is basically a given when people think of me, but this semester has stretched even my perfectly scheduled days. I keep thinking, “I can’t blog, I don’t have time,” but… What if I schedule time to blog?

BAM I’M A GENIUS.

Well maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but who knows, maybe this will be the little kicker. I just have to remind myself, the blog posts don’t have to be short novels and sometimes they can simply be my epic rants that I’m so prone to giving.

Mostly, I need to remember how freeing it feels to have a forum for voicing my thoughts, feelings, opinions, recipes, nonsense, and whatever else I feel like sharing with this small world that might see this blog. So maybe only three people see this, maybe three hundred. Isn’t how blogging makes me feel ultimately the most important part of being a blogger

Honestly, I don’t have an answer to this. I don’t even know how to begin to answer this. But I’m going to try. I’m going to schedule time and stick to it. Gotta love that bullet planning, you know? But that’s a post for another time. Just gotta start the master list for blog posts!

Here we go on this epic new journey, where I’m not focused on a specific niche or finding the “perfect population” to read my blog. I am going to be myself and be a little controversial and be a little crazy.

Okay so maybe I’m overthinking this entire thing. What else is new?

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oh nursing school.

Oh my sweet blog, how I’ve missed you. Honestly nursing school hasn’t been nearly as hard as I was expecting it to be so far, but the constant influx of information is exhausting. Even when I do have a few moments to spare, my brain is so full of new information, I’m practically brain dead. Earlier this week, I went to put away the milk and I almost just left it in the pantry. Like what?! Yeah that’s the level of mental exhaustion that I’m talking about. 

So this week is my by week basically. I only had class three days and now I’m off for Thursday and Friday! Woo! Tomorrow I’m heading up to Denton with the boyfriend for little sister’s 21st birthday weekend! Too bad she doesn’t actually turn 21 until Monday, but oh well. We will still have sooo much fun. I’m going to my very first Mean Green football game! Now to find something green to wear amongst my many maroon clothes. 

Also, I tried Fireball Cinnamon Whisky for the first time this week and YUMMO do I love that stuff! I highly recommend it if y’all like those cinnamon candies and whiskey. I’m not even kidding you it’s like heavenly deliciousness in your mouth. 

OH AND MY NEWS! So TAMHSC holds Disaster Day once a year (I highly recommend looking that up if you haven’t heard of it before), and each nursing class has Incident Commanders. I got picked for the 1st year class along with another girl who is quickly becoming a really great friend! I don’t know what to call the position. Either Junior Incident Commander or Incident Commander in Training. Either works, I guess! This year we are just learning how to run things, but next year, it’s all us! I’m sooo excited for this opportunity and even if it’s going to be chaotic, I can’t imagine not being a part of Disaster Day!

Since little sister is turning 21, I’m making her a super amazing 21st birthday present and I can’t wait to share it will y’all. I will definitely be taking pictures so I can share. Be on the look out for that post! 

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I’m still alive. but just barely.

Seriously, nursing school is taking away so much of my time that I don’t even have a spare moment to think about blogging, let alone actually getting to sit down for a few minutes and write out some of my thoughts. It has been so long since I even got to check my blog that WordPress logged me out. That’s just so incredibly sad and I don’t like it one bit.

So basically last weekend through Wednesday at lunch, I spent the entire time studying for my three exams Monday and Wednesday. I did not get enough sleep or exercise and I feel like I barely ever even saw sunlight. It’s ironic that I’m learning how to help people get better and be healthy, and yet I spend the better part of my day sitting at a desk on my computer or iPad studying. I know it won’t be like this forever, but it’s just really sad. 

Today is the first day I’ve gotten to take a hot second for myself to relax. And honestly, today has been so amazing. I have some very, very exciting news to share with y’all soon. I can’t spill the beans just yet (because the news hasn’t been made official) but I will be able to next week or so! This may just be something I’m excited about and not many people will get super overly enthused but I hope one or two do! 

After my first round of exams this semester, I’m feeling pretty darn confident in myself. My grades were definitely better than I expected. I just hope I can keep that momentum and keep my grades at that level! I still have some homework to do and some clinical skills studying to finish up, so I’m going to wrap this blog post up.

I miss you guys! Don’t forget about me while I’m learning how to save lives, okay? 

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P.S. Check out Twitter for my rambles during the 5 second breaks I sometimes get!

maybe I will join the circus.

So basically I just took the first exam of the hardest semester of my life in nursing school. I had no idea what to expect, just had a list of objectives to go by. Unfortunately that wasn’t exactly the most helpful thing ever. One nice thing is that the prof gave us the number of questions for each chapter that would be on the exam! Except that wasn’t helpful either. I spent so much time studying fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances (12 out of 50 questions) and that was counterproductive. Next time, I’m focusing on knowing the objectives, regardless of the number of questions for each chapter that would supposedly be on the exam. Fingers crossed that works.

Also, I like to spend about 5 minutes talking about questions we had and then I’m just over it. I can’t sit there and question every answer I put because I will honestly just drive myself crazy or into a depression. The exam is over, no good comes from dwelling on what could have been. If only everyone thought the same…

I had a brief moment actually considering just running away to the circus and quitting nursing school (as a joke of course). But that would never work considering I don’t have a neat talent to showcase. I can’t even snap my fingers!

Oh and before I go to focus on this lecture: Hi Remington! Thanks for reading my blog, sweet girl! I may just take your advice and focus on blogging instead of spending so much time studying for exams. Blogging doesn’t make me sad, and all.

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longest. week. of my life.

You guys. I’m not even kidding you. This has been the hardest and longest week of my entire life. Nursing school is so rough. I knew it was going to be time consuming and mentally / physically exhausting, but I was so not prepared for just how true that is.

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In all honesty, it’s so worth it though. I’m loving all the things I’m learning and getting to know the other students along the way. I think the reading is the most daunting thing. I have never seen so many gigantic books for one semester. Professors be like, “Bring these three books to class” and I’m like, “How am I supposed to carry all of those?!” I wish I was exaggerating.

Of course, with my luck, I’m assigned to one of the two groups that are supposed to give a presentation on the second week of the semester. The same week I’m packing and moving to the new apartment! What luck! I shouldn’t be that surprised, I pretty much have the worst luck ever when it comes to those kinds of things. What can you do. Back in the day I would get all bent out of shape about it, but I’m getting way better about just accepting it and rolling with the punches.

So let’s see… I found out I’m really, really good at restraining people. And putting on sterile gloves! That’s pretty exciting, if I must say so myself. For all the fears I had about failing at everything, at least I can say I’m good at something or other. Even though I wouldn’t be doing a lot of restraining in the Labor and Delivery (L&D, for future reference) department [I don't think?].

Anyways. I’m so sorry I haven’t been around all week. It has been an action packed week and I’m not sure I would have even gotten to eat if it weren’t for my amazing boyfriend. He has to go on a business trip in a few weeks and he’s kinda worried I will forget to eat [and I don't really blame him, I'm a little worried too]. I was straddling the line of a mental break down last Sunday, and he talked me back down and off the edge. I forget that I can’t look at the big picture because that will add so much unnecessary stress, but to look at the day or week ahead [thank you to my sweet Godmother who texted me Friday morning to remind me that]. I can’t finish this adventure in my life if I don’t take it a day / week at a time, you know? I’m so thankful for him that there are no words. I don’t even know that I have expressed that well enough to him. But he’s my rock. There are four things that I believe will get me through nursing school: the boyfriend, my faith, my family / friends, and a lot of Starbucks venti unsweetened iced coffee with milk [but I add three Splenda and a splash of half&half]. I know it’s normally three things, but I like the number four better. 

I think Saturday / Sunday will probably my blogging days, as much as I dislike leaving y’all hanging for the whole week. Maybe after this semester, I will be able to post more often. I might even be able to every now and then this semester, but no promises. There will certainly be a lot to share on the weekends, that’s for sure! For now, I’m off to go study. Shocker, right?

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hello friends! please forgive me!

I’m so sorry for being MIA for the past few days. It’s been a crazy freaking week. Traveling across Texas for various reasons, getting ready for the upcoming school semester, and trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m moving very, very soon. 

As if I needed more to stress about, I woke up this morning (the day before I start the worst fall semester of my life) with a terrible sore throat! COME ON.

During one of the many trips I took in the last few days, I was overwhelmed with the desire to look at some room decor for the new place, and here’s some of the things I wouldn’t mind owning.

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For more information on each item, click the above picture to head over to my Polyvore page. There you will be able to hover over each individual item to find more information! Don’t forget to follow me on Polyvore while you’re there!

I really can’t even accept the fact that today is the last day I will really have before I am a “grown up”. From now on, it’s nursing school, then working! As a nurse! It’s so incredibly exciting, don’t get me wrong, but it’s so daunting as well. Over the next 20 months or so, I’m going to be talking a lot about my struggles, I’m sure, but also my successes. I can’t wait to share these experiences with you!

I hope y’all have a wonderful Sunday and a great week!

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tech malfunctions = total embarrassment

Heya, pretties! Just wanted to apologize for all the technological malfunctions I’ve been having this morning.

I recently learned how to delay the publishing of a post [my new best friend] and somehow in my doing this, one of my posts was sent to be published with most of the content missing! I am so embarrassed! Especially because it took me almost four hours to realize since I was taking my a final exam for nursing school. 

On top of that, I signed up for Polyvore, which is so amazing, but I was trying to use the “Clip to Polyvore” function. Much to my dismay, it wasn’t working properly [operator error, I guess] and random things were being posted to my blog and Facebook and Twitter. 

I’m seriously so embarrassed by all my malfunctions. I know it happens and all, but OH MY GOSH. 

Anyways, what can you do. I hope the delays were worth your wait!

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