May 14, 2011

What to do now?!

     My nursing pinning was thursday night. It was wonderful! I really enjoyed it. I think everyone did. I never thought the day would come! EVER! Sitting there on stage, I could still remember sitting out in the audience one year before as a first year student & wishing I was up on the stage! And then, there I was ON the stage & it seemed so unreal. It was a very special evening for everyone...the students, friends, & families. It still feels unreal that I'm finished!! I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do with my time now! haha.
     Now that nursing school is over, I have been getting some much needed rest & relaxation. It feels so wonderful! I think it's time to start studying for my NCLEX. I leave tomorrow night for a NCLEX review for 4 days. I really hope its helpful & was worth the cost. It feels so weird not having tests (besides NCLEX) to study for. And not having to wake up & go to school.
     The hospital that I really want to work at called me for an interview the other day, but they wanted me to come this coming week, which is when I'm going to be out of town. So, she said we could re-schedule for the next week. I'm pretty excited! I can't wait to start working. I feel so blessed to have made it through nursing school & I'm ready to start using my skills to touch the lives of others.
     I have been cleaning up around the house the past few days. It really really needed it! It still isn't all finished, but it looks a lot better than it did!
     J has a race today! So, I'm pretty excited about going to the track. This will be the first time I've been to the track without having to carry my nursing books in a really long time. I'm looking forward to just being able to enjoy myself & not have to worry about what I should be doing at home & things I need to do for school. J is also racing another guys race car today. So, I'm pretty excited that I get to see him race twice!! I just hope the rain holds off. J & his dad left earlier this morning to go practice the race car & the trailer left them broken down on the side of the road. They got it fixed & made it to the track safely. I can't wait to hear from him to see how the car is handling. I really want him to get a win  really soon! He deserves it!!

May 11, 2011

I Finally Did IT!!!

     So...I PASSED nursing! I'm officially finished with nursing school & now all I have to do is take my state board. I'm BEYOND excited. It's been a long time coming. I took my exam on Monday. My Pinning Ceremony is tomorrow night & I'm so stoked. My whole entire class has worked so hard & we have been through it all together & I can't wait to celebrate with them tomorrow. Graduation is this Saturday. I am now a college graduate! WOOP WOOP!! =)
     I will now be able to blog lots more. I haven't been blogging that much lately because I've been so busy with school. But, that is now OVER!!! I have so many things I have to get done today. I really need to get this house clean. I just love being able to read a book for pleasure & go out to eat without having to feel guilty & think "man I should be studying"! I can now relax & do things that I want to do, when I want to do them without having to plan  my life around school.
     I've been so lucky to have such a wonderful family & husband that have supported me throughout nursing school. I know that at times I have been a very difficult person to live with. Nursing school was definitely one of the hardest things that I've ever been through. It was mentally draining. But, it will be so worth when I start working. I can't wait!!
     Please keep J's grandpa in your prayers...he had another mini stroke early this morning. He had one a few months back & had been getting along great. He has been admitted to the hospital for observation & some tests. Thanks so much! Love to all...

May 7, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello again. Sorry I have been MIA. I've had soo much going on & very little time to sit down & blog. I have been beyond busy with school. I completed my senior project last week so all thats left is my final on monday. I have been studying pretty much all weekend so far & still have a lot of things to cover before I will be ready to take my final monday. I'm so nervous about the final. I hardly ever do well on my nursing finals, but I am staying positive & believing in myself. I have worked so hard to get where I am today & I know that everything is going to work out. I just have to pray & believe in myself. Everyone in my entire nursing class has worked so hard & we all deserve to get to walk across the stage at our pinning ceremony thursday night. I'm actually taking a break from studying right now. I have to study for a while & then take a break for a little bit. I have a hard time concentrating for long periods of time when I'm studying. I'm just ready for monday to get here so I can find out if I'm going to pass nursing or not & to be able to finally relax & actually do things I want to do without having to worry about studying for anything. I had such a good nights sleep last night. J and I woke up this morning about 9am. It feels so nice to be able to sleep in sometimes. We went to get breakfast & then he went to the shop to work on the race car. I came back home to study...JOY. haha. Now, J is home & he's asleep over on the sofa & Buddy is asleep beside me here on the loveseat. I surely wish I could join them in their nap time! The house is a complete mess, but honestly, I could care less right now. The only thing I can think about is my final. I will worry about having a clean house sometime next week. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so we will be going to J's aunt's house for lunch with his family & then going to see my parents afterwards. I really wish I could actually enjoy & celebrate Mother's Day, but of course I have my final the next day. Therefore, our visits will have to be short & sweet. I really don't have that much to say because like I've said over & over I can only really think about my final right now. When that is over, I think my brain will be able to function normally then. Until then, I'm asking everyone to please say a special prayer for me. I need all the prayers I can get.                                    xoxoxo,
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