December 24th, 2008
|10:47 pm - decisions|
I have come to realize that, despite what your brain might tell you, you should listen to that little voice when it tells you something... it knows what it's talking about.
June 20th, 2008
|10:44 pm - ReALLy?!|
I keep encountering people that are truly convinced that Obama is a TERRORIST, is ANTI-AMERICAN, etc., etc..... Please tell me that the odds just happened to be in my favor to run into so many COMPLETELY IGNORANT people in such a short period of time. Please tell me that this mentality is not running rampant through our society... I mean, I've had a couple people forward me those absurd emails [you know the ones that take all these lines from Obama's book or speeches completely out of context and make it look like he's racist and such] but I really thought we were smarter than that... guess not.
Current Mood: aggravated
March 27th, 2008
|10:43 pm - Labor & Delivery|
Yesterday was my first clinical day for maternity nursing. I spent the morning in labor and delivery and I absolutely LOVED it! I really like the lecture material but thought that I might not like L&D so much, that maybe I would like the nursery/post pardum side, but I had a really great day. I got to see a vaginal delivery first and then a cesarian delivery. The first was SO awesome. The lady made it look so effortless. She pushed for maybe 20 minutes and he came right out! The couple were really nice and appreciative of my being there and helping the nurse. They named their baby boy something really awesome but I can't say because of patient confidentiality. The cesarian was surprisingly cool. I usually get really squeamish when I watch OR stuff on tv but I wasn't bothered at all. There was SO much blood and I watched them cut through everything -there are so many layers to get through. The coolest part was seeing her abdominal muscles. They also pulled her uterus completely out of the incision to inspect it because she was bleeding a lot. That was strange to see because I was not expecting it. Super awesome -well, not so much for mom. That baby was also a boy. It is so sweet to see the parents' faces the first time they see their new baby, especially the dads. I haven't had all that much clinical experience in the hospital yet but I feel pretty sure that I want to work in labor and delivery. Aaaand the nurse I had really liked me, says my clinical instructor, and told me to come back for a job after graduation! Sweeeeet!
March 6th, 2008
March 4th, 2008
|11:04 pm - mmmmovie night|
We just made an awesome dinner and watched Into the Wild. It was awesome. I can totally see why someone would run off into the wilderness like that but I can't see going out there all alone. I'd have to at least take a dog with me. I think from now on I'll be a little afraid that Luke will disappear one day... not really but it'll be in the back of my mind. But then, I don't think he could kill an animal so I guess, if he did try to pull an "Into the Wild," he'd be back pretty soon there after. Maybe we should just plan a long camping trip. Like, serious poopin' in the woods camping. That would be sweet.
|02:06 pm - There's peas n carrots on the floor|
It's a not so pretty day outside but at least I'm at home AND I don't have another test for FOUR weeks! I can hardly believe it. I took my final for behavioral this morning and ended up with a B overall. I really, really enjoyed this class. I learned SO much about myself and made several realizations about my childhood and how fucked up it was. I think I already knew it was but, you hear all these horrible stories about the worst kinds of abuses people endure, you know, and there was no way I was gonna complain. But, yeah. So, I think the most important realization I made in the class was that you never know what other people are going through so you should try to be nice to them. Maybe that chick at the grocery store that was a bitch because her cat just died. You just don't know. I also learned that I need to stop letting myself feel guilty for stuff I shouldn't feel guilty for. I need to be able to tell people -especially family members- no and not feel bad about it... even when they lay on the guilt trips. I need to not feel bad for the fact that I don't really like my dad. I mean, I love him, he's my dad, but I wouldn't want to, like, be his friend outside of that relationship. He's just too self-absorbed. There's this really inspiring saying about how you get to choose who gets to have a front row seat in your life and who you move to the back and I think everyone should live by this concept and get rid of all the negative, draining people in their lives and surround themselves with the good hearted, happy people... The people with souls that soak up all the beauty in the world and reflect it back. I want to be one of those people. I'm trying.
Oh, I bought this book the other night, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. I read a bit of the first chapter to Luke the other night and, judging by the first few pages, I think everyone should read this book. Oprah's been pushing it for a couple weeks now, which is why I bought it and apparently it really is changing people's lives for the better. I am so excited to read it now that I have a break from school!
March 2nd, 2008
|09:38 pm - ugh|
I am tired of studying. Don't get me wrong, the <3 is really interesting and totally spectacular but geez. I need spring break NOW.
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: NIN -Only
March 1st, 2008
|12:33 am - girl's night out at the wine bar|
There's a zombie fish in the tank. I wish someone would put it out of its misery.
Also, I think my right big toe might be broken. It does not feel good.
Current Mood: tired