I am about to embark upon a journey of a lifetime filled with stress, anxiety, confusion, and sleep less nights! Hey, sounds like my everyday life as a mom...So how hard could it be? Oh boy...Nursing School...here...I...come!
Yup, only I would do something as cook a nice big pot of chili and forget to put the leftovers in the refrigerator!! I had it all planned out for the family and I to eat it again tonight for dinner, I mean what mom wouldn't want to make enough dinner to last a few days? Gnawww....I LOVE when I waste food, only to have to cook again! NOT!! I am always looking for ways to stretch out meals, especially during busy days when I have a pile of homework to do. Ooh...thank goodness for Spring Break, for once I will not have to run around like a headless chicken. Still it is frustrating, I even tried to rationalize in my mind that it was still good to eat, I thought,"I'll just heat it up, it'll be good to go." Yea right, after my vision of my family and I taking turns hovering over the toilet ALL night, I knew better. It's time to raid the refrigerator and come up with a plan B!! Fun...Fun!
So it's official! I am writing my very first blog post. I use to consider myself a pretty computer savvy kinda gal, but now I'm not so sure. I mean I just recently (4 days ago recent) browsed this blogging site for the first time. So why my interest in blogs all of a sudden you might ask? Well after a long hard bumpy road I finally received my acceptance letter in the Nursing Program at my college, over a week ago. I couldn't have been more excited! I had to read the letter over and over just to make sure I was reading it correct and not just making it up in my head. So after about the 10Th time, I felt satisfied and relieved! This would soon be short lived when I decided to pick up my sweet 11 month old. As I held him in one arm and picked up the "sacred" letter in the other to put somewhere safe, my little one had other plans for it. His curious little hand reached out, grabbed and ripped off a nice big piece. He then proceeds to look up at me with a big smile and begins to do what babies do best, tries to put it in his mouth! "Oh no you don't," I tell him. I take it from his balled up fist, gently place him in front of his toys, and try to somehow salvage this great piece of memorabilia. (OK, so maybe only I think of it as such).
My thoughts got the best of me again and I began to think this was a sign of doom and gloom. Great...I already knew nursing school wasn't going to be easy to begin with, it had been embedded in my brain over the years from various people, including my aunt, who has been a nurse for many years. Now, it was even more apparent thanks to the silly superstition I was having. Silly indeed, so I try to push these thoughts to the side, but they keep coming back. I found myself having flash forwards of being the student nurse who is trying to run out of a patients room because I am getting things thrown at me! Or I find I am soo lost, I forget everything I have learned. Panic and stress set in, so I decide to look for places on the website for some guidance or wisdom to bring with me to nursing school.
As I frantically typed in a Google search for some form of support groups, discussion boards or websites for the brand new nursing student, I only become more stressed! Geez...all I read about was more gloom and doom from nursing students expressing their anxieties and work load of school and clinicals. Are you kidding me? Well this turned out to be no help! I decided to browse one more Google page and came across: Confessions of registered nurse (confessions of a student nurse). Could this be what I have finally been looking for? I would soon find out! Click.
O...M...GOODNESS! I couldn't believe what I had found! I was staring dead on at the front page with the title: "Advice for Nursing Students" I took no time in reading ALL 9 tips! Let me tell you...It was music to my ears! I took a deep sigh of relief. Suddenly I didn't feel so stressed or alone. It was going to be o.k. and it was all thanks to my new found discovery of blogging, especially, Confessions of registered nurse (confessions of a student nurse)blog. Love it! (Thanks to the author, Katie) This gave me an idea...I should try my hand at blogging!
So here I am! I figure since I'm about to start nursing school, what better way to express my rants and raves, than by writing about it too. I look forward to being able to one day look back at how far I've come and be able to hopefully laugh at myself! Plus, if just one person stumbles across my blog and can find something they were looking for to help them along their own journey, then this blog will have been worth it!
Along with my experiences through nursing school, there are other facets that make me, me! Mommy Hood being a big one!So I wouldn't be surprised to see little stories sprinkled here and there about life according to ME! So whatever your drink choice is, grab a cup and meet me here, you never know what you'll come across.
Life is about to get just a little more chaotic for this 32 yr. old mother of two! I am finally starting my journey as a *brand new* Nursing Student. It has taken me sometime to get to this point, but I am soo ready to start a new chapter in my already long novel, called Life. I play many roles, I'm a mom to two boys, an eleven yr. old and a 11 1/2 month old! *Talk about starting all over* I am also engaged to my best friend, *who I might add keeps me on my toes...there is never a dull moment in our relationship!* Then there is the new role I am taking on as Nursing Student. So what better way to chronicle the joys and chaos of my new journey than by expressing my thoughts on a blog. *This should be quite interesting* So if your ready to laugh at me or with me, strap on your seat belts...it's bound to be a bumpy ride! :)