Saturday, December 20, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
But the important thing is I survived. And I was eligible to sit for finals. Finals are actually spread out over the next week and a half. You have to have a 77 to be able to even try for the finals, which after my 5th exam I more than exceeded in my classes. I did not realize it at the time, but last week was the most important (along with stressful) week of my nursing student career this far.
I had the weekend to try and recoup some, and gear up for finals. I have already had one comprehensive final today and made a 94. An A! YESSS! On my Nursing Theory final?!
*cue more singing and dancing*
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk; add to pan with 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
3. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel; microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon.
4. Discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
|What I Wore: First Day of Class Outfit|
that changed pretty fast to either scrubs or hoodies
|First Day of Class Outfit + my grandpa's birthday|
|After passing my first ever nursing school exam|
where you get to see friends
or go on trips
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
All summer long I've had this unshakeable feeling that I have forget something important. And from my complete lack of focus or organization, I'm going to be booted from the nursing program. Before it even starts! These jitters are mostly unjustified, seeing how I've been doing my best to keep up with e-mails, letters, packets and dates --- I even bought a kicking new planner -- but they're still there.
But tomorrow, I've orientation.
And it will be officially official again. I'm a nursing student.
Though tomorrow should easy these: "oh my gosh, they're going to kick me out any minute fears". Thank the Lord! It will likely raise new ones.
Along with being fitted for our scrubs, tomorrow we also get the in depth scope. They invited our families just so they could be pre-warned that we now "belong" to the nursing program.
I've dotted all my Is and crossed all my Ts. So I'll gladly switch from these remote jitters to the new challenges -- grades, time management, succeeding, etc -- that I can face head on.
Now...what does one wear to an all day nursing orientation?
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I'm currently having an internal battle of wills about the leftover (stuffed crust, I might add) pizza in my fridge. The reason? It's almost 3AM in the morning. That still doesn't negate the fact that I'm hungry. Or that I was hungry three hours ago and ignored the pizza slices then. Or that I'm not sleepy. Or all the pushups/squats I'll think I'll have to do after the fact.
Really it all boils down to this thought: life is meant to be lived to the fullest - eat the pizza.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
This is me -- after spending eleven challenging and rewarding weeks in Kenya, spilling my hot coffee on the random guy sitting beside me on an 8 hour flight, hiking through the streets of Paris for miles because we misread the metro map (and are low on Euros), not understanding the French word for turn "left", having only four hours left before the next flight leaves, and feeling extremely grimy and tired -- at the Eiffel Tower. And I wouldn't change a thing except for maybe spilling my coffee on that poor guy, who I tried to apologize to in three languages while he just looked at me blankly.
Dreading the thought of two more long and hard years of school, but I'm excited to be chasing a dream. And dream that I can combine with my current BA degree and actually do two things I'm passionate about: travel and nursing.
It's been a long process to get to this point, and I have many more steps to go. But I'll get there one step at a time.
Friday, June 6, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Those were some great days. And a lot different from the moments of trying to find a use for my college degreee. Lately, I've been looking for jobs. And have applied to some great jobs all across America. One in Washington has specifically caught my eye, and a lot of my skill set is directed towards their needs.
But as always, we have to take it one day at a time.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The moment happened to me today. In the middle of my Microbiology class to beat it all, when I'm suppose to be learning about red and purple stains, eukaryotes and prokaryotes, no less. I picked up my IHOP cammel back for some water and my brain instantly took off to the all that possibilities that the water bottle could hold.
What if I was using this water bottle cause I was an intern at the Internatioal House of Prayer. It was such an odd though too, because my spiritual life has been anything but saturated. At one point in my life, I was interested in moving there and becoming an IHOP intern. And the thought of what that would look like was oddly refreshing. The moment happens so fast that I don't even think I missed much -- if any -- of the lecture.
Crazy to think that could have been me. Learning at IHOP and growing in my Spiritual walk. I am happy learning about medicine. Not so happy trying to figure out what school -- and for what degree -- that I'm going for. That's more stressful.
It was just a moment of what if and what my life would look like. I'm not writing it out of my future forever, but it would have to be very CLEAR that I'm suppose to drop everything. Cause right now, I'm a bit of a wild child.