Heeeeeeeellllllloooooooooo people! Wow what a great vacation it has been from school! I feel like a new woman after the end of each semester. I swear during each semester, I feel entrapped in some kind of intellectual hell that I can’t break free from or don’t know when it will end with deadline after deadline in my tunnel vision. However after the semester comes to an end, I suddenly feel alive again. The sun is brighter, the kids are more enjoyable, the hubby is more relaxed, and I actually have time to care about myself again.
So here are my official grades after such a crazy and almost unbearable semester:
I’m so excited for my last semester to be over with already. It hasn’t even started but I'll be thrilled when it's done. Our semester starts back up again on Jan. 22nd with 6 weeks of clinical right off the bat. We’ll be in clinical on Tuesday and Wednesdays for 10-11 hours with as many as 4 patients…yikes! I hope the nurse I’m assigned to will be helpful and not thinking to him/herself that since I’ll be graduating in May to just leave me.
Christmas came and went with much excitement, fun, family time, and good eats. In preparing my heart for the true meaning of Christmas, I enjoyed the message being taught at my church with a 4-week series about (Turning Your Christmas Upside Down). But I knew I needed something more, and since I didn’t have my nose in a textbook, I wanted to put my nose back into the bible. Reading the Word of God daily helps set my mind right in all avenues of life. I happened upon Misty’s blog posting about a website called She Reads Truth, which has lots of daily plans to follow and a supportive community to go along with it. I started a reading plan and have been transformed not just leading up to Christmas but afterwards as well. My kids even gave me a new journal for Christmas.
I get to work tonight and tomorrow night with the moms and babies, and I’m thrilled. Last week after spending a 16-hour shift working on the med/surg floor, I’ve never been more convinced that OB/GYN is my calling. I’ve often wondered if I can’t get a job as a grad nurse on the birth center would I be willing to work in the NICU verses the med/surg floor. I don’t think I can work with sick or premature babies, they scare me too much. I prefer the healthy pink onesJ so there you have it, choice 1=birth center, choice 2=med/surg, choice 3=NICU. At least that's what I think now, this may change again in the future.