Sorry I’ve been absent from my writing lately, but I’ve been full-time busy with work. I don’t have a set schedule so some days I’m working 12 hour shifts from 0630-1830, and other times I’m working overnights from 1830-0630. Some weeks I’m working three days in a row and other weeks I’m working every other day. Either way I’m feeling overwhelmed and slightly worried for when I become a nurse in less than a year, will I be able to handle a schedule like the one I’ve been working? There are times I walk off my unit at the hospital and feel like I can’t take another step just to get to my car. The job is so physically demanding and my back, feet, and shoulders kill me by the end of each day. Not to forget to mention that I feel slightly incoherent after my shift because I think I’ve used all of my brain cells. Hahahaha.
Speaking of brain cells being used up, I’ve started my summer online class last Monday and so far so good. It’s an Alcohol and Drug class and the first week’s readings covered the history of substance abuse problems in American history. Very intriguing and when it comes time with posting my comments for our discussions, I have absolutely no problems finding information to draw from with my past. I’m a little concerned with the four tests we’ll have because they’re timed and most information is coming from the book. Maybe the trick will be to find the book online and that way it’ll be easier to find answers in a pinch instead of the rigorous amounts of reading that’s expected.
Nursing classes don’t start up again until September, and I’m enjoying my summer as much as I can, despite my fluctuating schedule.