I love that during my workout I don’t have to compare myself to anyone!! I have to show up each time and do the best I can. I have to push myself and if I need a breath I can take one. I love that I don’t have to drive to the gym and feel some hidden pressure to go just as fast as the cute girl in her yoga pants and tiny sports bra. I can just do me!
Went on a banana hunt for the boy, and now ATTEMPTING to get school work done with a laptop that has a faulty battery and a dead tablet 🤦🏻♀️ I swear when things work against me, it’s go big or go home #studentmom#studentmomlife#icantwin
How was your day? My day started of great but with unexpected car issues it became stressful fast. In addition I had a crazy notion that I NEEDED to get all of my week one homework done on day 1 of classes. 😫😫I guess I was overly excited and put unnecessary pressure on myself. Tonight I will meditate about realistic expectations.
I’ve been blessed to be on this earth for quite some time now. Being a mother to 11 earth side children and being an older student (only 39!) can be extremely hard some days. Studying when your kids are doing their homework is great bonding time. But you still just don’t get enough time with them. Babies/Littles that want held get held while your reading which is also great, but you still wish you could just lay back and relax with them. I have many experiences in my life that help me with learning and I know a bit more hands on things. But I can’t just decide that I’ll sit down to study for hours and be able to still have time to get other things done in our household. I have to be more deliberate of my time. I have to schedule absolutely everything. I need to even schedule time to visit with my kids and my husband. I have to let things slide that just aren’t important. I have to think weeks ahead for every single hour of my days. Is it easy? Absolutely not! Is it worth it? Most definitely! #nursingschoolproblems#nursingschool#studentnurse#nursingstudent#studentmom#studentmomlife#studentnursemomandwife#nursingschoolmom#nursemom#notsoeasy#butworthit
D'habitude je ne fais pas mes bonnes résolutions en janvier mais en septembre. C'est d'ailleurs plus des objectifs que des résolutions.
Peut-être parce que "résolutions" ça me fait trop penser que c'est fait pour ne pas être tenu 😅.
Cette année j'ai profité de janvier pour revoir mes objectifs un peu mieux pour les atteindre plus aisément. Je planifie donc par trimestre pour voir ce que ça donne.
D'ici mars j'aimerais bien :
Rôder mon organisation de la maison
Augmenter le trafic de mon blog (lien dans ma bio')
Entamer les révisions pour mon master
Soutenir des initiatives "humanitaire" près de chez moi
Merci @serenity.therapy pour ton plan d'action !
Pendant les fêtes, je terminais un autre des mes cours. La date finale pour remettre mon travail était le 31 décembre 2018. Je m'étais promise de le finir avant la veille du Jour de l'An, question de fêter la tête en paix.
Je me suis grouillée pour finir le 30 décembre, j'ai envoyé le tout dans la presse et en plus mon correcteur m'avait lâcher. 23h43, je pèse "send" avec un sentiment de tâche accomplie, mais un peu "butchée". Un semaine passe, pas de résultat. 😒
Deux semaines passent, toujours pas de résultats 😟
La tension monte, je me dis que j'ai offert de la [email protected]$!$!, qu'il y a un problème avec mon travail, c'est dont bien long 😵
Je suis humaine comme tout le monde, je doute et j'angoisse parfois, but you know what? J'ai comme eu une claque dans face ce matin de "Wake Up" tu te mets dans tous tes états sans rien savoir!
Ben c'est ça! On ne connaît pas le futur, on donne beaucoup trop de pouvoir au temps parfois et on doute et anticipe quelque chose qu'on ne connaît pas....le futur !
Ben, petit courriel ce matin m'annonçant que je ne me suis pas planté, j'ai même excellé ! 💯 %
Alors, word of the day: "BREATHE !", fais-toi confiance, ne donne pas tout ton pouvoir au temps et crois en TOI !
0 72 days ago
What are you doing today that is making you better then last week? Today I logged on to my ECE classes and pushed play on my workout!!! I feel F*ING amazing!! But let’s be really day ☝🏻is the easy day. You are pumped and ready to go. Day 6️⃣ and day 2️⃣6️⃣ are hard. Life will get in your way, your muscles will hurt, or you killed it for 2 weeks and decide to give yourself a break.DON’T!! PUSH THROUGH!!! STICK TO YOUR GOAL!! ✨make this monday matter✨ click the link in my bio to hear more about the program I am doing!!!
2 172 days ago
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2 232 days ago
Today marks the start of my first NP clinical semester, the end of winter break, the beginning of my last year without a break before graduation, and the first time I’m going to have to balance school work, clinicals, work hours, motherhood and keeping it together to be a partner while still dealing with going to PT and starting to see a Neurologist in March. This year is going to be the most challenging year yet. I just hope I make it out the other side! #nursepractitionerstudent#studentmomlife#ernurse#335daysuntilnextbreak
3 122 days ago
Hitting the ground running this week! Flynn slept for 7 Straight hours 🙌🙌🙌. Up at 4 AM for our early morning feeding. Workout. Shower. And on the road for my morning commute to clinicals round ✌️ Every morning does not go so smoothly. But I'll take the win today 💪💪 Day 1 of #transform20 done!!! #motherhood#realtalk#dnp#studentmomlife#transform20#mondays
I am taking some time to reflect on this amazing opportunity and what is to come. I am no where near where I want to be but I am hustling to get there. I am so blessed that I get to sponsor women who want to grow and make a difference in their families lives. Nothing about this hustle is easy but it’s all worth it!! If you are ready to join my squad and achieve so big goals clink the link in my bio!
Thank you, Next 😂 Ready for this semester’s sleepless nights! Plus some leisure reading 🤓 #studentmomlife
0 154 days ago
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My little man has been waking up around 0530-0630 every morning this week. He’s also been coming into my bed around 0130-0230 every night. While I don’t enjoy the waking times, I do enjoy the quiet moments and the quality snuggles. I enjoy his little hands grabbing mine to hold close to him. I enjoy relaxing in his room with him and watch educational shows with him before we start the day. Little moments are the ones I cherish most. 💕
I was listening to a Shaun T Facebook live today - he was talking about the new program starting Monday. The biggest thing I took from it was that we need to curve our expectations. Doing this program one day isn’t going to to give you a six pack but if you commit to your journey and put in the work you will see change. ✨ BE PATIENT ✨
Hijab. A word that defines me. It is my shield. I have worn it since Grade 3 when I started studying in an Islamic school and every since I have loved it. Comfortable clothes always equals Hijab to me. Before even deciding my clothes, I decide on what color Hijab I am in the mood for! Then, I plan on my clothes accordingly with coordinating colors and of course making sure it is decent and modest. I believe Hijab isn’t just covering your head; it is about covering yourself overall - not for anyone but Him. Honestly, if I ever even go for a ten minute walk with just a loosely tied duppata, I will spend most of the time tucking in my hair, holding it or tying it again and again. I dont think I can ever go anywhere with a properly pinned Hijab. Even if my clothes are mismatched, my hijab and sometimes abaya has to be perfect! Hijab has, is, and will always be a part of me. 🧕🏼 Simply feel ajeeb and adhura without a Hijab and hijab pins 🙈 So here you go @worldhijabday - inspired by @frommummytonayel .
Tell me what Hijab means you to and read up on what it means to others #freeinhijab - loved reading everyone’s stories! .
Day two of my cleanse and I am feeling great!!!! With cleanses I have don’t before day 2 brought gut pain and sluggishness. But today I feel “normal” if that makes since. I am eating fruits, veggies, and healthy fats. Drinking protein rich superfoods. I feel satisfied.
2 273:17 PM Jan 8, 2019
So even though I didn’t expect to be home for 3 weeks recovery from surgery (I thought it was only going to be a week), I am beyond blessed to be able to spend this time with this little diva before my world becomes chaotic with school and clinical! #sassygirl#justlikemommy#fnpstudent#studentmomlife
January is here! Tomorrow I begin my Health and Fitness Trainer degree plan. I’m excited. Meal prep begins tonight. So hopefully I’ll have all our dinners and lunches ready to go for the week. 💪🏽👏🏽
2 4512:56 AM Jan 7, 2019
In one of my recent blog posts, I talked about creating rituals to make me healthier (you can read this by following the link in my bio). One ritual I didn’t mention was detoxing with #teamiblends 🌿 I’ll be starting my days with my Skinny tea and ending with a Colon tea! If you’re wanting something low key to improve your health, use NURSEMAMA10 @teamiblends to save some money!
2 258:59 PM Jan 6, 2019
So discipline is something I struggle with everyday, especially under stress. I KNOW I can handle all things better after I workout but in the moment I focus on the thing screaming the loudest - a mess house, my toddler, family, and the list goes on. Even 6 days into the new year and I am already pushing the restart button. The old me would have given up already but not this time!!! My cleanse starts tomorrow along with prep week for the new 20 minute program!!!
Forever cheesing in his Star Wars jammies! We’ve been up since 0530 & Daddy made us all breakfast. This lazy Sunday has been wonderful. 💕
2 472:50 PM Jan 6, 2019
I don’t really have anything inspirational to say today, but I did publish a new blog post reflecting on 2018 (only 5 days late). Check it out!
7 6910:10 PM Jan 5, 2019
I see this quote all the time. And probably for good reason 😂
Today I found out something I didn’t really expect- it’s not anything serious, but it was disappointing. I automatically started to compare my situation to others.
And then I had to stop myself. I have so much to be grateful for and don’t need to play the comparison game. I hope you all can find some peace too within 2019. We are bombarded by information on other people through social media and it’s SO easy to play the comparison game.
What is bringing you joy today?
Having kids shouldn't be an excuse to limit your dreams. Excel at your work, finish that degree....whatever you do, keep striving to be a better you. #DoItForTheKids#studentmomlife#Repost@fabmumng
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🎯Too many parents don’t pursue their dreams, don’t practice their gifts, because THEY use parenthood as an EXCUSE. .
When their children ask them why they don’t dance anymore, why they don’t sing anymore, etc. they say “because i had you, and that was more important”. ..
I can’t be that parent. personally, i NEVER want my daughter to feel like she held me back from living out my purpose. and i never want her to see me NOT pursue my dreams. my child is not a barrier, but an inspiration, a motivation for all of my life endeavors. ...
I don’t have to choose one or the other. i want to make her proud. I wanna make myself proud, and the only way i know i can do that is by staying true to myself, true to my journey, and allowing her to be apart of it. i don’t have to put my life on hold for her.
We can enjoy this life together. and may my choices and actions influence her to know the same about herself: she is powerful beyond measure and meant to shine in EVERY WAY God intended.
Thank you so much @theomoshow for sharing these words of wisdom 🙏 🎵: Aje by @davidoofficial#fabmumng#motivationformoms#momswithdreams
It’s friYAY! 🙌🏼 Just wanted to drop in with an update since it’s been awhile. But, first, a quick “hello” to new followers! 👋🏼 I see you and appreciate all the love. ☺️ Nursing school has been taking up most of my time and energy. I finished Research in July and started Fundamentals just last week. I think it’s my fave class so far because I’m doing a lot more hands on practice like administering injections and caring for wounds! I also start my clinical rotations in two weeks. 😬 Things are moving incredibly fast. It’s stressful, exciting and scary AF, but I’m hanging in there. Thankful for my planner during times like these for helping me contain all the crazy! 😩❤️😄 #yayforfri
12 2626:04 PM Aug 17, 2018
It’s friYAY! 🙌🏼 Another great way to use transparent sticky notes? Scheduling! The Hastings household has a fairly consistent schedule. Minions are picked up/dropped off at school at the same times every day. Same with the Hubby and work. I normally have the same routine each day, in and out of the house. But, now that I start school next month, I have to figure out how to work in a hectic nursing student schedule as well. We were told to be flexible at orientation! 😩 So I printed out a basic template with the boys’ schedule (which rarely changes) and used transparent stickies for my school schedule (which will be changing monthly). I can make the necessary changes/make notes without really messing with everything else. 👍🏼 #yayforfri
26 2374:50 PM Mar 16, 2018
Postgraduate studies are different than undergraduates because while being a full-time student, I was also a full-time mummy. How did I find strength to complete the program? Firstly, a clear intention of why I was pursuing the study. Secondly, a strong family support was very important because there were times which I could not be there for my girls. Thirdly, I surrounded myself with the people who were supportive of my dreams and believed in me. There will be situations that may demotivate you, but you’ve got to keep going... that’s the reality of life. Face them, do your best to mend the situation and move forward. I have also learnt to do that along the way.
The picture was a memory of me writing my thesis during my final year. Dahliea was 3 months, when I got out of bed to do my work, she’d wake up as well. So I put her in the baby sling while doing my work. I am very sure many mummies have faced a similar situation as I did. Raise your hand if you have 🖐🏽 😊 📸 : @addaem_#workingmomlife#studentmomlife#ophthalmologist#doctormummy#residencylife#thesis#babywearing
15 2823:13 PM Dec 14, 2018
Happy National Coffee Day! ☕️ This mama seriously runs on coffee. A few weekends ago we ran out of coffee and I thought no big deal. So wrong! 🤦♀️ lol.
This tee is so soft and runs true to size. The Etsy shop is local. I love supporting small business when I can!
New blog post on my favorite items as a coffee lover.
18 1375:05 PM Sep 29, 2018
Had to swap out my fall topper from @beyondthescrubs to my breast cancer tree topper for October! I also swapped my Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin hand sanitizer for my [pink] Watermelon Lemonade one! #breastcancerawareness