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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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allheart to the rescue!

As a nursing student, I can tell you… There are so many purchases that have to be made as you’re starting out. It’s a little intimidating! Thankfully, I made the right choice in where I ordered my nursing school supplies from: allheart: America’s Medical Superstore. They’re definitely a superstore, emphasis on the super!

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Let me tell you what happened. I ordered a Littmann stethoscope, fluoride coated bandage scissors, and a penlight. [Typical nursing student, am I right?]

Obsessed with my stethoscope and scissors, but was extremely underwhelmed by my penlight: it didn’t work! My initial reaction, after reading the return/exchange policy was that I would have to purchase a new penlight (in all honesty, it isn’t an expensive purchase, but little things do add up when you’re on a nursing student budget). After a few moments of wishing ill-will on my penlight, I emailed the allheart customer service department. After a few days, I got a response! They would be sending me a new penlight at no charge and I could keep the defective penlight (yay!). What really made my day is that they are organized enough to have all of my information in one place. I didn’t have to scramble for weeks to get them all my information then hope and pray that everything would go through. They sent one email apologizing, offering me a new penlight, and told me it would arrive in a few days. It arrived! And arrived quickly! Allheart to the rescue!

As a lady blogger and nursing student, I would love to get to work with an amazing company like this to help out my fellow nursing school classmates and future colleagues. I highly recommend allheart to everyone in need of medical supplies!

Many thanks to allheart, from a grateful nursing student! I just got back a few years of my life.

What are your favorite nursing supplies?

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