Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Random Stuff

I really dig this picture.  It makes me think of Paris for some reason.  Don't know if it's the 'Love' part, or if it's the black and white theme.  However, I'd like to find a unique street sign such as this some day in a foreign city and shoot the picture myself.  Stay tuned. 

So there was a horrible bombing at the Boston Marathon.  It's such a sad world we live in these days.  Times really have changed a lot since I was a kid.  We never had to worry much about getting shot when going to the movies or taking our children to school.  And despite all the security since 9/11 terrible things still happen.  I guess that is one thing that just won't change much.  And gun control won't change the world either.  That's all I have to say about that.  

Did anyone know that the day after the Boston Marathon bombings that there was an earthquake in Iran?  Apparently even some skyscrapers in Dubai had swayed.  It had registered a 7.8 on the richter scale.  That seems pretty intense. Haven't heard much more talk about that news story though.  Wonder why.  

I am now in the final stretch of the nursing game. (wow!).  It's becoming more really real now and I'm getting excited.  And then I get scared.  That's a part of the process, right?  I finally know where my transition to practice will be.  I didn't get my first choice, or even my second but I will take what I can get just so I can get the required hours logged in and be done with it all.  I have a test on Friday and have struggled to stay focused on my studies.  Clearly my brain is checking out.  Wish me luck!  I want to keep my average. 

As the weather warms up and fellow classmates talk about planning their weddings and beach trips, I am planning to see one of my favorite bands in July.  Possibly twice.  I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate completing this nursing school mess.  Not to mention spending time with some very special friends.  I could care less about a graduation party.  I'd much rather leave the borders of my town and have a real vacation.  Life is short and I plan to celebrate well.  And that includes plenty of really good wine.   But that should be no big surprise.  haha.....  elizinashe

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I've pretty much been feeling exactly what you see to the left.  Completely wacked, burnt out, eyes popping out of my head, hair all a mess and just about on the verge of a breakdown.  

My Spring Break wasn't as restful or rejuvenating as I had hoped.  Still trying to catch up on that aspect.  Returning to class that first day proved to be pointless and a waste of my time.  I didn't learn a damn thing nor did I absorb any new material.  My last of my clinical days have suddenly changed, as it did for our whole class due to the fact that our predictor scores for our state boards were less than stellar as a whole.  There has been a big change from last year's numbers compared to ours.  And those numbers have put the fear in all of us.  Students as well as faculty.  Clearly, they have not done their job very well in prepping us for taking the impending tests upon graduation.  So now it's extra work for all of us not to mention extra anxiety.  WTF?????  This is not good for my overall health.  I have relented to the fact that I just can't stress about it anymore and just move on to the next task.  I've got time.  Or so I hope.  

Today has been better.  Although it's been cold and rainy with a sleet like mix thrown in for fun, it hasn't been too terribly bad today.  I think just putting a lot of this out of my mind and closing the books will do me more good than to try and read ahead for the next content or work on a project that's due next week.  I'm just done.  And I have let go of the guilt of not doing anything.  It doesn't do me any good.  There is so much to do that I just don't know where to start.  So I think I will start again tomorrow.  After all, tomorrow is another day.  Right?  elizinashe