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 204

Year 2 - Day 204

I finally got around to going to one of those wine and paint places today.  I dragged along Michelle and we were determined to have a great time.

Success!!  :)  What a blast this was!  I was worried that my painting would look awful, but I think it turned out great.  Michelle’s looked awesome too!  The neatest thing about this class was that everyone was creating a similar painting, but each one looked different.  They all had a bit of the person’s personality in it which really gave each piece a unique characteristic.

I love this!  I can’t wait to do another one!  :)

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Year 2/Day 192

Year 2 - Day 192

Today was awesome.  My favorite poet, Anis Mojgani, hosted an Open Studio at Serenbe.  He had been nominated to attend a month long artist residency at Serenbe and today he opened up his studio to folks to come check out what he’s been working on.  It was a like a little sneak peak into his creative mind.  Simply. Amazing.  We talked with him for a little bit and purchased another copy of his new book.  He was kind enough to sign it and take a picture with me.  :)

What an amazing experience.  He is so down to earth, yet magical and inspiring.  He also mentioned that he was hoping to do a reading towards the end of February…which I will do whatever I can to make sure we attend!

Anis's studio

Anis's studio

Year 2/Day 181

Year 2 - Day 181

A friend wasn’t feeling well today so I surprised her at work with some yummy donuts.  :)

I love when I am able to do something for someone else.  I wish I had more money, just so I could make it my job to surprise people with gifts and fun things.

Year 2/Day 176

Year 2 - Day 176

Visited work today.  It’s odd not “having” to be there.  I miss everyone, but I’m also glad that I can take some time off and focus on school.

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I got tons of puppy love today and it was awesome! 

We meet at a friends house before going out to lunch, and they were pet sitting 3 adorable dogs.  One of this was this teeny, tiny 8 week old chihuahua puppy.  There was also a dauschund and another mutt teenager puppy.  Plus their own two dogs.

It was dog playtime for real!

Year 2/Day 157

Year 2 - Day 157

I took the red eye back home last night.

Unfortunately, I made plans with a friend to meet for lunch…but took a “nap” before I needed to leave.  Instead of sleeping for 1 hour…I slept for 4!  I felt so bad that I stood her up!  Luckily, I was able to see her later at her house.

I also made sure to stop by ‘Cue and see everyone.  I missed those guys!

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