My Halloween wreath :)
I absolutely love it. I got the idea here! So, I started with these fabrics and cut them into strips...
That's right, I passed!!!! I could not be happier. I took the NCLEX yesterday (5/10) at 8am. I drove to Newport News (1 hour away) so that I was able to take the test a week earlier than I would be able to test in Richmond. Best. Decision. Ever. It is such a relief going into graduation tomorrow knowing I am DONE. DONE. DONE. I had 75 questions (the minimum amount) and left the testing center feeling as though I had never stepped foot inside a nursing school and surely had failed. I was assured over and over that it was completely normal to feel this way. I distracted myself as much as possible until 8am this morning when I heard those magical words "Registered Nurse, License Status: Current Active" AAAAAAAAAAH, I screamed!!! Could it be??? After 2 1/2 years, 1 test (without which my education would be worthless) and a 24 hour wait (longest 24 hours of my life) later...it was official. I have added 2 letters behind my name, RN!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, hello again blog world! I've been super busy lately because I only have 3 WEEKS LEFT of nursing school!!!!!! I can hardly believe it. I look back and wish I had been better about blogging to chronicle everything I went through but something had to give! Now I sit here with 3 weeks left and can hardly believe i've made it to this point. A few weeks ago I accepted an RN position on the postpartum unit where I currently work as a patient care tech and I'm so happy! I can't wait to start my job. I already know the environment and the people, so it will make the transition super easy! I'm sad to leave my comfort zone of being a student and will miss seeing my nursing school buddies every day, but I know we're all excited to be done with the stresses of school and start making a paycheck again! Wish me luck as I finish up one of my most challenging endeavors yet! Can't wait to have a life again :)
And, my tree! I decided to change my tree up this year...for the past 4 years i've gone with black/white/silver and this year I decided to go with red, lime green, white and silver and I love it! I found some ribbon with red and lime green polka dots and my aunt made the bow/streamers for the tree. I just love looking at it. There's nothing like having Christmas decorations up...they just make everything feel extra homey :) I hope your homes feel as warm and cozy as mine does at Christmas time!
(Please ignore all of the extension cords hanging...I don't know a better way to do it!)
I was feeling very artsy tonight, so I attempted a couple projects!! First up, some glitter pumpkins which turned out oh so cute!! (excuse the paper towel and paper plates, they're still drying!)
I find it fitting that I would do a post with 9 months left of school, considering I want to be an OB nurse :)
The last few months have been a whirlwind, full of school, work and trying to have some ounce of a social life. However, I realized today that I've never been more content in my life than I am right now....
School is stressful, yes, but I love it and have never been more confident about anything as I am about becoming a nurse. Fabulous!
I need to lose weight, yes...school has PACKED it on. I've never been so sedentary in my life...study study study. BUT, I've been hitting the gym regularly and have adopted much healthier eating habits. Wonderful!
I'm single, but it's ok. I'm confident that I'll find the right person at the right time. Until then, I've been so independent that I'm content and happy living my life and not settling for mr. wrong...
After spending the day shadowing in L&D with a grad student that worked with us last semester, I was driving home and just had this overwhelming feeling of contentment. And, that feeling is not only what's going to get me through the next 9 months, but will make it a happy 9 months at that :)
I apologize for the SUPER cheesy post!!!