Thursday, January 21, 2010

They're Coming to Take Me Away, HaHa!

And so begins the Mental Health rotation. I went into this semester completely unsure of what it would be like. Do people wander the halls mumbling in their straight jackets, or screaming out from their padded cells? I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are none of these things here this semester. These are people who have hit a wall and need to learn how to get over it or work around it. They are people who need someone to believe they can succeed and to teach them the tools they need to do this. I am actually getting a bit excited about it. There are still some serious diseases that I will be working with, but it will be interesting to hear their stories and find out just how much they are like you or me, but with a little bigger burden to carry.

I am also taking a class for my own pleasure this semester. It is an in-depth class that takes you through assessments head to toe so that when I hit the Med-Surg floor in March I will feel like a pro with my patient! Okay, I will probably be way nervous, but I think it will be a great help!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a New Year!

Well, 2009 started out a little rough, but it ended so very well! I really can't complain about any part of 2009. I am thinking that 2010 has a lot of potential. We'll have to wait and see I suppose. Well, I have never in my life had any New Year's resolutions, but I think I have a few that I would like to try out this year!

So here they are in no particular order of importance!

1- I want to become a better blogger. I vow on this day to blog at least once a month. I am not guaranteeing that they will be anything that anyone else will care about, but I will blog about something every month.
2- The next one is one I have wanted to do for over a year now, but I finally have all the resources I need. I recently inherited my mom's old sewing machine and want to learn to sew. If you have any tips I'd sure love them!
3-The last one is a big one for me. Anyone who knows me really well, knows that I am a horrible worrier. I worry about everything and everyone. It also leads to me meddling or as my sister likes to call it- "shrinking" other people. So, I am also vowing to relax just a bit. I know I won't be able to totally stop worrying, it is just who I am.

So, does anyone out there have any resolutions they want to work on? Do you have any advice for me on completing mine? Let me know, I'd love to hear them!

Monday, January 4, 2010


So, I am still among the land of the living! Nursing school has not gotten the better of me yet! Well, first semester is over now and I am onto second semester now! Mental Health and Med Surg here I come! I am actually loving school for the first time ever in my life and I am even doing really well. I am keeping busy with school, work, and ISNA. Well, since I last posted I have done a lot. I am still loving my apartment and roommates. I decided recently that since I am going to be living here for a while then I ought to decorate the place a bit more so I like it! I am loving the bathroom now! The holidays have now come and gone. Thanksgiving was spent in California this year. My grandma who has been valiantly fighting cancer for over a decade now, finally lost the fight on November 8th. Luckily my mom was able to be there with her and my dad was able to be there for my mom. Christmas was a much happier time. I was able to go home for two weeks and spend some much needed time with my family. It was great. I made and ate yummy food, played games, watched movies, and even painted my mom's room for her. I also came home to Twin with my mom for a ladies weekend. That was so great! We shopped, played, I cut her hair and we just enjoyed having some fun together! So, for Christmas we wanted a tree in our apartment, but I absolutely loathe real trees and couldn't justify buying a fake one so we decorated my little craft trees! Here are some pictures of the apartment and trees. Hope you all had a great holiday season!