Nursing school. Done.

image

Wow.  I’m actually finished with nursing school. 

No, really. 
This isn’t a joke.  I took, and passed, my last nursing school final today. 

At 1pm this afternoon I walked into that building feeling confident that I would pass.  A much different sight than last semester mind you. 

Yes.  I failed a class last semester and was unable to graduate with “my class”.  I own that.  That’s my journey and I’m ok with that now.  But, I gave all of myself this semester to studying. 

I consumed rediculus amounts of coffee, stayed up all hours of the night, and ignored my friends/family to ensure that I passed this exam today.  And I passed.

I frickin passed!

It’s still hard to believe that I’m actually going to graduate from a private university with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  What?! 

I’m proud beyond words and I think I’ll be in shock for a couple more days.  One huge step done, and one more to go. 

NCLEX is the next hurdle, but I got this.

Year 2/Day 228

Year 2 - Day 228
(Turkey Green Bean Stir Fry)

Whew.  Today was a long day in the kitchen.  I decided last week that I would try and prep some of our dinners on Sunday as well so I had less to do during the week.  Boy…I din’t realize how much extra work that would be!!

Good thing is, everything turned out looking delicious!

20160321_013747[1]
(Oatmeal Raisin Protein Bites)

20160320_235617[1]
(Chicken Enchilada Soup)

20160320_190222[1]
(Taco Goodness)

20160320_190214[1]
(Roasted Chickpeas)

Year 2/Day 227

Year 2 - Day 227

Ok.  I’m gonna just go ahead and say it.  I am struggling bad with this whole nursing school thing.  I have given everything I’ve got this week as far as being disciplined and spending the necessary time on studying.  I really have.  I worked on Tuesday, which put me back a whole day…and I’ve been struggling to catch up since.  There is just SOOOOO much on this study schedule I created.  And after my meeting with one of my professors…there was even MORE!

My biggest struggle, I suppose, is that I never really gave my studying the time it needed throughout the past few years and now…it all comes down to one test.  One big, bad, nasty test.  Nursing school is no joke.  I’m learning that the hard way this last year of school.  It’s just all so overwhelming and the harder I try to catch up, the more behind I feel.

Plus, I want to organinze my craft room, work on quilting, make some pretty candles, catch up on my blog, go on adventures and photograph nature, play video games, hang out with my boyfriend, go to more painting classes, use my awesome prismacolor colored pencils, exercise more, cook more, listen to music, watch tv, go to movies, hang out with friends, read books that aren’t nursing related, fold paper cranes…

I’m trying to not feel trapped by school.  Because if that happens, I usually make things worse.  And that’s the last thing I want right now.

I do want to finish school.
I do want to graduate and pass the NCLEX.
I do think I’ll find a job I’ll enjoy and be a great nurse.

One day at a time…I know.  I just needed to clear my head and that’s one reason I created this blog.

Guess I’ll get back to studying.

(Note: I did have an awesome study break today.  Will and I met up with some friends at KoKai, my favorite Thai restaurant.  Afterwards, we splurged and got some ice cream from Frosty Caboose.  All of it was delicious and the company was great!!)

Year 2/Day 209

Year 2 - Day 209

Time for more omelet muffins!!  Yummy!

The best part about this recipe is that you can add different ingredients to each one.

You like spinach, but they don’t?  Easy!

Year 2/Day 208

Year 2 - Day 208

Will made us yummy healthy pizzas tonight for dinner…mmmm….

Year 2/Day 207

Year 2 - Day 207

Meal prep is gonna be easy this week!  :)

Year 2/Day 206

Year 2 - Day 206

What a great day today was.  Will and I watched Deadpool at this amazing theater that had red leather recliners that were amazing.  Plus, the movie was awesome!

To end the night we headed back to Serenbe to see a fireside performance by Anis Mojgani.

Wonderful.  Just wonderful.  They had yummy, warm cider and tiki torches around the cabins.
The weather was crisp but not too cold.
The atmosphere was great.
Anis was amazing, as always.  I was glad that I could share his awesomeness with someone else this time.  My goal is to spread his name so that other people can enjoy his poetry like I do.  His words move me in a way that takes me out of my everyday mind.

Great day  :)

Previous Older Entries

%d bloggers like this: