"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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Guess who's counting down in the double digits!!!

Yes, it's official, I am counting down my final days of school in the DOUBLE DIGITS!!!! Today marks 98 days until graduation!! I am so excited.  When I first started the countdown it was in like the 800's & I thought "Oh what's the point of counting down", but then it got below 365 & I started to get a little excited.  Now it's less than 100 days until I graduate from NURSING SCHOOL!!  I will be the first person in my family to graduate with their bachelor's degree & I am so excited!

So a little about my last semester.  First of all my clinicals.  This semester we have 3 different clinicals.  We have community, psych & capstone.  For psych & community we basically have to get 45 hours each & most of it is on our own.  While it kind of makes me feel like I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, I don't really care because IT'S MY LAST SEMESTER!! I mean seriously they could throw anything at me at this point & I would just be like "Let's do this!!"  I'm just SO ready to be done!

Like every other semester we have a research paper due.  Unlike other semesters this sucker is 15 pages long!! But, I don't stress over that too much because I'm actually a pretty good paper writer I really like my topic.  I chose objectophilia and I'm very excited that my teacher allowed me to use this subject b/c it's really not all that researched.  Funny enough though when I chose the topic I wasn't even thinking about the movie HER, but the fact that it's out now does make this a timely subject I think.  My real inspiration for the topic though was the sometimes disgusting show "My Strange Addicitons".  I mean there is some seriously weird stuff on that show.  So, hopefully I will get a good grade on this paper, and hopefully I can find enough "research" out there. 

This semester I have felt a LOT better about everything than last semester.  I am shooting for straight A's in all of my classes since I seriously need to pull my GPA up.  Now that the end is here I am sort of regretting not trying a little harder to get straight A's in nursing school.  I would have been very proud to graduate with honors.  But, I have 2 kids, a life and now a job and you know, it is what it is.  I am ok with what I've accomplished anyway.

I start my ER clinicals this week and I AM SO EXCITED and of course a little nervous.  I'm always nervous starting in a new department, but the ER especially since things happen so fast there.  I just hope that I can keep up & not panic if there's some sort of emergency, which duh it's the ER I guess there will be at some point right?  I just know I can't wait for that! 

Well, that's it for now.  I'm heading to watch my nephew play some hoops & then back home to nap before working tonight.  Have to make a little money!! 

Hope everyone has a great weekend.


  1. less than 100 days till graduation, that is awesome! Nice to hear you have a renewed sense of enthusiasm. Your almost there!

  2. Woo hoo you're almost done, how exciting! I remember that time for me, and being able to taste freedom. It goes by quick so hang on to your hat and try to make great memories with your friends. These are the last days you'll be with many of them. That's awesome your teacher let you pick your own topic, I hope that turns out well. Capstone projects can be overwhelming but not when you're passionate about what you're writing about. Take care Candy!

    1. I know, I'm already starting to miss them & we're still together....I know it will be the end of something really big in my life & as hard as it was I know I'll miss my nursing school family.