I wanted to find a quote that really expressed what I was feeling but ended up deciding to just talk it out on here instead. The name “my premed diary” was never intended to by literal, until I got here and met such kind people who are genuinely interested in growing with me. I find it so easy to share pictures of my face (okay this one hides my face BUT I recently went blonde and was showing it off in this picture😅) and my thoughts (which is why I post almost every day and why these captions are always so gosh darn long) on here, and I’m NEVER this transparent on my personal account or even in real life. Kinda cool to have a new outlet where I can vent and get advice and be inspired! Anyways, here’s my daily thought/wisdom. Sometimes you have to take a few steps backwards in order to get where you want to go. I haven’t heard back from most of the jobs I’ve applied to, and I’m in desperate need of money for spring tuition, so I’m going back to my old job (that I’ve quit and gotten back...4 times now🤦🏼♀️), as well as starting at both Home Depot and another day care center. It feels like a huge step backwards because all I wanted to do was get away from these “high school” jobs and move towards something that’ll help my career, but sometimes things just don’t work out that way. I know it’ll all be okay and I’m actually not that upset, because you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. Just a little disappointing when you’re so close and then have to readjust and find a new way to get towards your goal. Don’t worry though, as I’m sure you’ve all figured out by now, I rebound consistently and quickly. I’ve already got a plan to reach that goal of a new *healthcare* job, and I’m ready to work for it💪❤️😉
Real talk: today was rough; it was a rough shift. I did 16 hours of work in 8; I wanted to cry, I wanted to give up and say fuck it; but I didn’t. My job is HARD. Being a CNA is hard. It’s back-breaking, exhausting, work. It’s physically and emotionally demanding. I did the work of 2 people today.. BUT. I kept my cool, I maintained my cheerful, playful attitude that my residents LOVE. Because THEY deserve it. It’s not their fault we are short staffed, I am there to make them comfortable, safe and happy. Somedays I don’t know how I’m going to live another day, that’s why it’s important to remember your WHY. Why do you do this job? And it’s important to have something that can relax you, and de-stress you. Because “you cannot pour from an empty cup”.
•Enjoy your weekends, manage your time and perfect your study flow 📝•
Use this weekend to get a jump start into next weeks exams and materials and put yourself in a position to succeed in #nursingschool.
Getting through nursing school seems like a monumental task especially when your lack of sleep, motivation and energy continue to drain out of you as the semester goes on.
The demands placed on you to study for exams, write papers and then spend up to 12 hrs in clinicals can leave you feeling overwhelmed so managing your time is an extremely important skill to learn early on.
Using your weekend mornings to study will free up your time to spend socially with friends and outings. Plus it always feel good to know you’ve got some of next weeks work done completed. That relief of anxiety can go along way and learning to manage your time will also serve you well in your nursing career!
What other things help you stay afloat in nursing school? Tell us below 👇🏼
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One of the terms of terror is over! Feels so good to say that pharmacology and med surg I is over, this was by far the most difficult term I’ve had in all of my schooling. Pharmacology is a lot on its own but completing it in an 9 week term is on another level difficult. This term I lost some friends because I had to prioritize my school above hanging out with friends. I think when you’re in a difficult or accelerated program you really learn who is going to support you through it and want you to succeed. I’m thankful for my friends who are supporting and understand I can’t put anything above my school right now. I’ve got two much needed days off before starting the new term. Grateful to see my friends and catch up on some sleep! What do you do on your time off school?
I tried out this egg casserole this morning and it was sooo good!! It will be perfect for meal prep.....if I can do this anyone can 😂 because I do not cook and usually burn rice🤦♀️ I added in green chili’s and mushrooms instead of onions and used turkey sausage! The recipe is on my Facebook page if you want to try it out!!
It was a pleasure training the staff of Nurturing Zone Childcare during their professional development day.
Here is what one of the staff had to say “It was great! I really enjoyed the training and felt it was very informative. I look forward to utilizing the skills we learned today here at our center. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. “ -DY ————————————————
PD days are the best way to maximize your time and efforts and get the most bang for your buck. Everyone is in one place and with True Calling Healthcare, Education & Training you can get up to 10 hours worth of training at once!!