"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

Sunday, July 21, 2013

10 more months!!!

I can't believe I only have 10 more months before I graduate!  I'm actually starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I mean, I now have less than a year before I become a R.N. (Real Nurse)!  I am so beyond excited. 

Recently I've gotten to work in a different dept. than Med/Surg and while at first I was VERY unhappy with this situation, I quickly saw the light.  I was sent to work in the Gero Psych dept of the hospital where I work & I have to say, I kind of liked it.  The pace was much slower there & there was MUCH less walking.  And although I was very pissy when I first got there yesterday, guess who went back today & asked about picking up some shifts there?  Yep, me.  Guess I need to learn that lesson & not judge a unit by it's cover ;) 

Another thing I did recently was, I worked my first night shifts!!  2 weekends ago I was able to work Friday day, then Sat & Sun nights.  I was so worried at first that I would be too sleepy to hang, but guess what? I didn't get sleepy one time.  I mean don't get me wrong, there was some yawning going on, but I wasn't falling asleep on my feet or anything.  And also, I LOVED it.  Not only was it slower paced, but it was so much COOLER at night, there were no visitors & no office people running around.  I am definitely going to be working nights while I'm in grad school.  Not only did I like it better BUT I learned that you make MUCH more money working nights.  Not to mention if you work nights AND weekends!  Talk about bank.  Count me in!  But, until then I'm definitely going to be picking up some shifts in Gero Psych.  The best thing about that is that they have 4 & 8 hour shifts as well as 12 hours.  So I don't always have to do the 12 hour thing.  Bonus! 

Still have a little over a month before school starts, so I'm going to try & work as much as I can before then.  But other than working & hanging out at the lake there hasn't been too much else going on in my neck of the woods. 

Hope you guys are having a great summer!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer is chugging along...

Sorry I haven't been around lately, not a whole lot "school-wise" going on.  I've been working & hanging out at the lake, as you can see from this picture, & that's about been my whole summer. 

Photo: Getting some sun!

This is my new nursing friend from work, I am really enjoying getting to know my co-workers.  I need to be working more than I have been but honestly I just can't bring myself to do it. This job is SO hard & I try to get in at least 3 days a week, but honestly I just can't bring myself to work more than that!  It's too hot in there & by the end of my 2nd day in a row my legs are DEAD.  I mean seriously, 11.5 hours STRAIGHT of walking, pulling, pushing, turning, lifting, my body is like "Whoa, what are you doing to me lady!" I try to get some breaks in but sometimes it just doesn't happen. And yes I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I'm just saying for those out there that read my blog that are just starting out in the nursing world.  Tech work is HARD!! But, I am thankful that I have this job, having money is really nice.  I took my niece to see The Heat the other night (TOTALLY hilarious! But TOTALLY inappropriate for kids, just sayin') and she was like "Oh look at you, you finally have some money" lol.  That's right sister I do!! 

Today is July 1st & you know me, I'm starting to itch to get back into school.  These summer breaks are WAY too long!!   But I still have 8 more weeks of lazy summer days, so I guess I'll just make the most of them.  Maybe I'll even try to work a teensy bit more, we'll see.

Hope everyone else is having a great summer so far!!