Friday, September 13, 2013

It's been a while

Hey all.  I know it has been a while since I last posted, and much has happened!

As of today, only 91 days until I graduate from Nursing School and boy am I ready to be done!

The good news is, I'm physically healthier than I have ever been.  I know you hear all about people in nursing school who have all those awful habits like drinking and drugs to help them cope with the stress, but I have been doing the opposite!  I'm now up to running between 2-4 miles every day and been doing 50-60 pushups and situps every morning when I wake up.  I've dropped a ton of weight and am finally close to being considered "normal" for my height and weight BMI.  Anyway, how is everyone else doing?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Finally an update

Well I am still alive!  It's been quite a year!  I've been in and out of the hospital a few times, and finally finished my first year of nursing school.   I start back up again in January.  I turned 25, and am weeks from turning 26.  And I would very much like to start back up blogging again so...feel free to give me topics to blog about!  Who's ready for Christmas?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

60 days to go.

Busy days lately.  Got a new job, so making money, and almost done with my last prerequisite for nursing school!  I've got an A in the class too!  60 days to go before I start, and 56 until new student orientation! There are exciting times ahead!  Who's all still here following me?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nice Article here.

Check it out.  It's got some interesting history in it, as well as a definitive list of Collaboration requirements for Nurse Practitioners by state (If you scroll down a bit).

Friday, September 30, 2011

October Deal!

Just an FYI, for the next day or so, there's a deal for a free breast cancer awareness ribbon pin.

Here's the link to the deal.  Get yours!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Today was rough.  Saturday mornings I have my lab for my Organic Chem class.  And as it were, today was my turn to drive in the carpool.

Start my day, I was up at 7:15 to be showered, shaved, and fed/coffeed up by 9:30 to be out the door and arrived at my carpool buddy's apartment by 10.  So there I am, on time, where my day went to hell.

Here I was met by a locked door, that I knocked on for almost 20 minutes before someone actually answered.  As it turns out, my carpool buddy overslept, to which I was regaled for nearly the entire hour long trip about how unfair nursing school is turning out to be for her, as she's never getting any sleep.  Thankfully with about 20 minutes to go, she fell asleep. Mercy.

So we get to class.  The instructor announces that due to one of my classmates accidentally running across the test in the previous morning class, he will move up the exam to today, but permit us to use our notes on the test in compensation for springing it on us.  Now I had zero problem with this, an open note exam worth 20% of our exam grade?  Hell yeah!  But noo...of the 8 students in the class, about 4 of them began to complain.
Seriously??  It's an OPEN NOTES EXAM.  All the answers to every question on that test was covered in the notes!

And to top it all, that whining and bitching continued into lab time, and people were so focused on complaining that the lab took us twice as long as necessary to complete.

Followed by another trip home complete with more whining about how CB has to work tonight and her coworker wants her to switch zones and that's unfair because she worked that zone last night and it is too busy for her to be able to study and work at the same time.

Consequently, by the time I got home, I passed out on the couch.

On an somewhat related note, 103 days until the start of Nursing School for me.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Updates Galore

So, what's been going on in my life?  I am so glad you asked.

For starters, I moved.  I'm now living on my own, and it is nice and quiet (when the neighbors aren't shackin up at 3am).  At the same time, its a very small town, which = not much to do, and not many people here.  That notwithstanding, I've begun taking daily walking trips down to the university courtyards in an attempt to get to know the area and maybe even make some new friends.

School started.  Had to put off Nursing School by one semester after dropping Organic Chem. (Midway through summer term, my grandfather passed away, causing me to leave the state for a week to help make arrangements.)  So I'm taking that over now.

So far since moving I have met about 8 people, and made a few friends.  Start of term makes it hectic, but I'm hoping this will improve.

No new job yet, so funds are dwindling, but I should be able to rectify that soon.

Other than that, not much to tell.  At least, stuff I'd share publicly.  Just need to get through the next couple of months then the real fun starts.