"Listen to the mustn'ts child, listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me....Anything can happen child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein
"She believed she could, so she did." R.S. Grey

“What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?” Erin Hanson

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ok so I've calmed down a bit after my blow up in Assessment class on Monday. 

Today I started working on my professional portfolio.  It's due next week.  But it doesn't seem to be very hard & I don't really have too much to put in there anyway, so I'm pretty sure I'll get it done by Friday.  Then I have one more project I have to finish & one more paper to write.  I hate papers and mostly b/c I don't know what APA style is and I haven't bought the book yet (yes I know I'm a dork), so writing them just puts me in a funk.  I mean seriously, what's wrong with good 'ol MLA style!!  And citing, ugh, don't even get me started.  No the reference page, it's the biggest pain in my booty!! 

But all in all I can see the finish line and I THIIIIIIIIIIINK I'm going to make it and boy am I going to CELEBRATE!!!  I think every semester I'm going to have to celebrate just making it through one more semester, lol.  I am praying that next semester isn't this bad, I heard that it wasn't.  Going from 5 to 3 classes SHOULD be a breeze (at least I'm praying that it will be). 

Working on my "professional" portfolio has put me in a good mood.  It's funny b/c when I was buying it this morning at Office Max I thought "I'm going to be a professional".  Not a cashier, not a waitress, not a secretary a "professional".  I never really thought about that aspect of it when I decided to go into nursing, but I have to admit I am loving it.  A professional.  I also like learning about the difference between having a  profession & having a job in my Professionalism class.  Of course I already knew there WAS a difference, I just like learning about it and hearing about it and knowing that one day I will be classified as a "professional".  Too cool.  Ok, how much of a dork am I?  I know, a total one! 

Ok back to working on my portfolio.  I'll try to take a picture of it when I'm done with it so you can see the cheesy picture I chose for the cover page.  Hey, they said to make it reflect your personality & believe me, that's cheesy!! ;)


  1. Glad to hear you’ve recouped. There were a couple of tests in school that I didn’t do to well on either. Just keep plowing through and before you know it you’ll be done. APA format isn’t too hard once you get used to it. I found that once I got the book, I new better than some of my instructors how to format my papers. It’s all subjective.

  2. Thanks. It's not so much how badly I did on this test (although that was way discouraging), I just hate being so close to the edge. I don't do well walking a fine line....Guess all I can do is study like crazy.

  3. Ah, God speed in working with your portfolio, eh. Looking forward for an update. :)

    Take care,
    Peny@uniform medical