Written on November 7, 2014 at 12:01 am
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25. 25. 25.

4 more clinical days.

2 written finals. 1 simulated lab final.

Approximately (provided my friend’s countdown app on her phone isn’t off) 184 days until my last day of next term.

And then graduation a month later.

I’m so close. So, so, so close. Pay a bunch of money, write an expensive test, (pass!) get licensed, work. Excitement will be had at the end of the tunnel.




One or Six

Written on September 7, 2014 at 11:53 am
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Depending on how you count it, I am either celebrating my 1st anniversary (again) or my 6th anniversary with my boyfriend today (or sometime in the next few weeks). This is because a little over a year ago, we broke up. Then we got back together after talking for what felt like a really long time.

The last year has been amazingly difficult and not difficult, all at the same time. Love is a confusing emotion at times, and the distance that I had put between us made me see things better, with more clarity. The talking helped, because it allowed me to just vent, say what I was thinking, express all the emotions. And now here we are. Awkwardly six years in. Very awkwardly at times, but we made it.

Happy first anniversary, again.

And happy sixth anniversary, for the first time.


Year 3, 1st term

Written on September 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm
Filed under: Nursing School

It is the start of yet another term for me. This is the beginning of my last year of nursing school, which is exciting and scary all at the same time.

I’m taking four online courses this term, plus my clinical/practicum. At first it was all “Awwww yeah, no need to be at school!” but I find myself craving the routine. I haven’t gotten myself into a very good routine yet, and it’s already week 3. But then again, I don’t start my clinical (officially) until week 4 of the term. School is weird.

I already have a “least favourite” course and a “I might like this” course. I do try to give my classes a fair shake though, in terms of putting in the effort to learn and to understand the material. I’m just not the biggest fan of online courses that assign work like they’re the only course in existence. I am looking forward to my fourth online course though, which starts next week. That course is more practical and involved (even though it is online), while the rest of my courses are very theory-based.

I’m all for theory, just in smaller, practical doses.

Maybe it’s just because that nursing is more practical and the application of theory that learning theory straight-up is boring to me. If I cannot picture real-world necessity for it, it just doesn’t seem like a good use of my time. Aside from getting good grades.

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