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After tomorrow only 8 weeks!!

Sheesh, 8 weeks until school starts and guess who has lost NO weight!!!  Yep, me.  I mean seriously, I don't know what I'm thinking.  Those white scrubs are starting to haunt my nightmares!!

If only I looked this good in white scrubs!

I got a letter in the mail today from school saying I had $110.00 in tickets, haha.  Guess I should have stuck with the student parking lot & not the teacher parking lot huh?  Oh well, I wonder if they can just take it out of my student loan money?  Speaking of which, I think I really need to look into some scholarships.  I want to, but that whole process just seems so daunting... Maybe I'll go in & talk to one of the financial aid people & they can point me in the right direction.  I am sweating bullets just thinking about it.  Last semester I went into debt $10,500 & this year it's like $12,500.  I mean by the time I'm done with my BSN I will be in debt $35,000!!!!!!!! I mean and that's from a STATE school!!  Just the thought of that makes me shake in my boots.

You know what I need?  I need a job in a hospital that is willing to pay for my schooling in return for me working for them.  I'm thinking that's a fair trade off.  Does anyone do that currently??  I know there's a hospital in the town over that does that.  I guess I'd work as a CNA there while I was in school & then after I get my RN license I'd have to work there for a while to pay for it.  I think that's a fair trade off, I mean I plan on working as a RN while I get my nurse practitioner's license anyway.  I have been putting off getting my CNA license this summer though b/c it involves taking a 2 week course, but if I wait until the end of this next semester I can just take the test w/o having to take the course.  Of course that means I can't work in the hospital until then.  Hmm, what do you think I should do??  Go ahead & take the CNA test & get a job?  I mean I could definitely use the money, this measly $220.00 a week I get from unemployment doesn't really offer me much "fun" money, BUT it allows me to spend the whole summer with my babies (yes I know they're not babies any more, but they'll always be babies in my heart).  Of course I wouldn't HAVE to go to work yet, I could wait until August 1st when they go back to school.  I mean I don't go back until August 27th.  That would give me a few weeks to work until I started school & then I'm sure they will work around my school schedule right??  I know you don't know.  I guess I just need to go & talk to someone there huh? Yeah, I know you're right.

On another note, guess who has been studying their patho & assessment over the summer??? You got THAT right, NOT me!! (Gotcha didn't I?)  I swear I've pulled out my book like three times & then thought "I really need to clean this kitchen table off" & put the book back down & the kitchen table STILL didn't get cleaned off, hahaha!
Not my kitchen table, but VERY close!

It does worry me a bit though.  I mean seriously, after one semester I still feel like a complete I-D-I-O-T when it comes to knowing the body systems & how they work etc.  Which is another reason working in the hospital will probably help me.  But I digress.

I guess as you can tell this post isn't really much more than a bunch of rambling thoughts, but that's how I am.  I start with one thought & that thought leads to another & by the time I'm done I'm wondering if Flamingo's are an endangered species!!

Haha, I guess I'm done for now.  Hope everyone else is having a great summer & for those lucky ducks whose program runs through summer, hope you're studying your buttumpskies off!



  1. White scrubs?? We have to wear dark blue..thank God! I'd die if I had to wear white and I feel you on the debt!! Keep on movin'!!

    1. I know, it's hideous!! I mean our school colors are navy, I don't know why we can't wear that color!! Ugh :(

  2. I think some hospitals do tuition reimbursements based on summer preceptorship. You should definately look into it

    I know I haven't lost a stinking pound either :-P Good luck for the both of us in the next weeks! :)

    1. Thanks! Yes, I am definitely going to talk to the people in the hospital in our next town over & see what the deal is. Good luck on your weight as well.


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