Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hi Friends!

I have secretly not missed updating my life. I partially wish I was this cool person to give great stories, delicious recipes, or great craft ideas, but I am just a nursing student on summer break. So I will give a little update for you....

Work Life: I have stopped working at Panera because I have a new job! I am a PCT (Patient Care Tech) at the hospital three blocks from my home. I love it because I work in the float pool meaning I go to many different floors, and I get paid big bucks in being flexible with my schedules. I get to do all your basic care like bringing water, cleaning patients, emptying catheters, transporting, vitals, and other stuff, but with being a PCT I can do EKGs, remove catheters, and remove IVs. I am interacting with nurses, respiratory techs, and doctors, and I am basically seeing what I will and will not do as a nurse. I am battling with myself every day trying to decide if I really want to work at this hospital (because they have said they would transition me into being a new grad BSN nurse when I graduate in April).

Social Life: This summer has flown by, and I feel like I have done a bunch of stuff and nothing at the same time! I have hung out with my high school friends a few times, seen movies with Chris, and watched a ton of Netflix (currently watching Gilmore Girls). I went to a Cubs game, saw Ingrid Michelson at the Chicago Theatre, hung out with Lori, and saw Taylor Swift at Soldier Field!!!! Tay-tay (which she said we could call her) was down right amazing! I am sad that the summer is ending because I am going to be so busy this school year. :(

Well that's all for now... Hope your summer is going slower than mine!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Currently, vol 59.

Hi Friends, I'm posting my second blog post on the 1st of March. How sad is that? I have had a busy weekend so far... I had clinical yesterday in the mother baby unit. It was super fun. I gave a medication and a vaccine, helped women to the bathroom (big deal when it's their first time on their feet since labor), and helped give a baby a bath. I am exhausted from that and work last night. I am behind on my paperwork for clinical that's due at 3pm today. All I have left to turn in is the paper portion. It should only take an hour... hopefully. I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend besides the cold weather and snow I am staring at right now. Here is what's going on currently...

Sue was a lot smaller than anticipated.
Granted last time I saw her I was little.
Reading: Lots of textbooks. I like the information I am reading about so it makes it a little better. 
Thinking: about the fact that I go home for spring break in 6 days. I am so ready. I am very burnt out. I even told my boss not to put me on the schedule because I need to study for my two exams and just relax. 
Listening: to the random sounds occurring around me in my dorm building. 
Writing: this post and heading up stairs to print my caremap.
Smelling: nothing, but I wish I was at Starbucks smelling their coffee. 
Wishing: I had more time to study for my first nursing spanish exam. 
Hoping: that the snow will stop. I am tired of seeing it, feeling it in my shoes, and scraping it off my car. 
Wearing: a tshirt and bball shorts (and my blanket). 
Loving: the smell of coffee and a cinnamon roll from the bbc (I can't smell it anymore because that was 5 hours ago that I consumed those delicious things). 
Wanting: to finish my paper so I can take a nap before starting my studying and then work.  
Needing: more money. Story of my life. This summer is going to be all about saving. 
Feeling: overwhelmed.
Clicking: Publish.

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Been gone for too long...

Hi friends! I don't know if anyone is there, reading this sad blog of mine, but I am here! I am currently in my 8th semester of school. I should have been graduating this semester, but this is for the best. I have had a fantastically, stressful semester so far. I am taking only 12 credits, but nursing classes shouldn't have numbers assigned as they mean nothing for the amount of time actually spent absorbing, studying, and crying over. JK. I am taking spanish for healthcare, medsurg 2, and maternity.

Maternity is my favorite! I am currently in clinical for this class with only 2 more weeks to go. :( I am so sad to be leaving the mother baby unit. I have had some amazing moments there. I have gotten to help with a baby's first bath, bottle-feeding a baby, holding a woman's leg during labor, and seeing a c-section birth. It has been nothing short of miraculous! I love that I get to help little humans come into the world. I can honestly see myself working in the Labor and Delivery unit in a hospital at some point in my nursing career. The other unit that I feel called in is pediatric oncology, and I am planning for the March 22nd to be the day I help kids with cancer. Below you will find the link to my St. Baldrick's page. I am shaving my head the day after my birthday!

I'm shaving my head! If you want to donate, you can click this here. Thanks!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Oh what a semester!

Well folks, I have completed my 7th semester at my college! I have also successfully completed the class I didn't pass last year!Thank the Lord. I had a great semester with new and old friends. It was absolutely great living in a dorm again, and I can't wait for the next three semesters with my great roommates! Just a quick thanks to all my friends and family who have supported me this semester!

So glad to call this woman my best friend!
My awesome roommates!

My insanely smart clinical group!
And the balloons that I have been ready to pop since August!
I have loved all the adventures, laughs, and stressful moments this semester, but I am extremely excited to move onto this next semester. First, I am going to Ecuador in less than a month! I am nervous and excited. Happy Christmas break (or almost break for you Lori)! Enjoy the time with your friends and family. For now, I am trying to recover from this sickness with Netflix!

Friday, November 7, 2014

3rd blog anniversary!!

Hello blogging world! I know I have been neglecting this blog, but it is basically at the bottom on my list of priorities. I have had a great three years with this blog and the adventures that have followed. Within the last year, I have been studying very hard and working like none other. I am in my first of two senior years, nannying, working on campus, and taking many, many classes. I am thankful for the people in my life like my family, my friends: Lori, Em, Kaity, Mo, Ary, and my boyfriend Chris. I am excited for the next year as well. I am going to Ecuador in January. It should be a great start to 2015.

I hope to one day pick this back up, but this semester is busier that the rest of  the semesters combined. I hope that I still have readers out there somewhere. Happy Friday! -b

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekend Wrapup. :)

The weekend is over. :( This is terrible. It has been a great one too! Friday I had class and work until 4:30. Some friends and I headed to Target, Michaels, and the dollar store for a few things. After that I headed to Lori's house to spend the night! We partially watched Cadet Kelly, but we were both very tired.
Saturday, Lori and I ate mini donuts and apple juice for breakfast around 8 am. I made a birthday card for my momma since it was her birthday. At 11am, our school hosted the color rush for the third time. It is a 5k on campus for Homecoming! It was raining, windy, and cold (40 degrees). I wore so many layers! Below is the after picture with all our color! After that I cleaned up, went to the craft fair at school, and got Aurelio's pizza with mom! That evening, I went back to Lori's. We finished our movie!
Sunday, Lori and I got up around 8:30. We lounged for a while trying to figure out what to do for breakfast. We headed to Baker's Square for breakfast, and followed that by going to Michaels for more yarn! We then watched tv for a while including Stick It, The Parent Trap, and later on Once Upon A Time.
Hot cocoa for Lori.
Hot coffee for me. 

We both got omeletes!
It was a great, unproductive weekend spent with friends and my mom. I am excited for this week as it's only four days! Lori and I are going to her home for Reading Weekend! I love Michigan. It is just beautiful!

I hope you all have a lovely, fall week! 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Currently, vol 58.

Happy Sunday!!! The sun is shining, it looks like fall, and Lori and I are curled up on the couch doing absolutely nothing. Homework isn't getting done, and I don't care. Because in two weeks time, I am going to be so busy with no time to relax or sleep in. It has been a great weekend! I will do a weekend wrap up tomorrow.

Here is what's going on currently..
Reading: Seventeen magazine, a jamberry catalog, and window shopping online. I didn't bring any homework to Lori's. 
Thinking: about the fact it is going to be a 4 day week! No school on Friday!!! 
Listening: to the tv. We are watching The Parent Trap! Always a classic. 
Writing: this post and that's it. 
Smelling: nothing. 
Wishing: this weekend didn't have to end. 
Hoping: I can crank out my journal assignment for psych tonight after Once Upon A Time
Wearing: a crew neck sweatshirt and yoga pants. My favorite outfit! 
Loving: the crisp air and colorful trees! 
Wanting: Friday to be here now. Lori and I are headed to Michigan next weekend for a short camping trip! 
Needing: more people to buy tshirts from me! Thank you to the people that already have! 
Feeling: sore from our 5k yesterday.
Clicking: Publish.

Have a great week!