What a night of GREATNESS! Man, did we get spoiled. Senior night last night was definitely a night to remember. The Pal-Item took some great pictures to capture our senior moments (and others). Take a look! The crowd was absolutely AMAZING. They gym was packed and emotions were high.
My advice to you: LIVE IN THE MOMENT. These 4 years have been thee best 4 years of my life, hands down. I have become an educated, honored, respected, young woman. Last night, that was made evident by everyone who was a part of it. And even today, I continue to hear all the compliments. IU East and the Richmond community have been VERY good to me; and I am very appreciative.
I’m going to miss it here. And I am going to miss my Senior Sisters.No Comments
Sorry for the delay, but apparently nursing majors don't get enough computer classes. LOL So after a little help I finally figured out how to get photos from our clinical trip to NYC and Washington D.C. uploaded. These are just a few of the places we worked at and some of the places we saw along the way. Like I said earlier, it was such an inspirational and gratifying trip that I'm very thankful to have been able to go on.
Happy Wednesday, or Vednesday- if you like! My first VLOG of the year! Playing it back I realize it's as if I'm on drugs, and I can guarantee you that I am not (although I do make sure to take my vitamins every morning) and hope you enjoy!
PS-Don't you think the sepia/old photo effect adds a little something extra? HA! I WILL figure out how to change the settings, but until then, relish the antique ambiance it creates and stay tuned for more blogs/vlogs every Wednesday!
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So like I told you last week, I had an awesome opportunity to travel with the IUE School of Nursing to New York City and Washington D.C. for my community clinical experience. I can't describe how fulfilling a trip that it really was. We were able to to work right along side local volunteers and workers in places like soup kitchens, fundraisers for the NYC food bank, Christ House, Food and Friends, The Nutrition Lab, and several different churches that helped support the local poor and homeless. I can't really explain how gratifying it is to help a mother and two kids pick out food at the food bank and the little kids be so excited just to finally have something to eat. I know myself, like many of all of us, take such a simple thing as being able to eat whenever we want for granted.
At places like Christ House, which is a hospital only available to the homeless in D.C., and the churches we were able to help in the kitchen and prepare good, healthy meals for these less fortunate individuals and got a chance to sit down with all of them and get to hear their stories and what led them to the situation they are in now. It's really an eye opener to hear how some of them were just like any other normal person until one day something like a fire or unexpected health issue caused them to lose everything they had ever worked for. At Food and Friends and the Nutrition lab were didn't get to work face to face with the individuals we were helping, but we assisted in making THOUSANDS of healthy meals for disabled, poor, sick, homeless, and local middle schools. It was relieving to see so many genuinely caring people who work long days and still maintain a positive attitude because they know how important their contributions were and loved being able to give back to people. It really makes me realize all that I do take for granted and how much more I could help people who truly need it.
IF you don't know what it is.................Let me explain.
The dictionary gives you many different definitions of the word passion. Honestly, I didn’t like any of the definitions I saw. And I think each of us can apply our own definition to the word. But the Merriam-Webster Dictionary said passion is: an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction.
People say they’re passionate about something, but are they really?
I think passion isn’t something you can just talk about being or having. Passion is an overwhelming and intense feeling that gradually grows within you. It continues to grow and get stronger until one day you realize that without that feeling, you’d be worthless. You wouldn’t know what else to do in order to get that same feeling.
I’ve said it for 13 years: “I’m passionate about volleyball!” I may have said it, but I never felt like I absolutely needed it to survive. Yes, I’ve been playing since I was in 4th grade. Yes, I’m successful and enjoy it. I think I was drawn to it because it was fun; I was good at it and I liked the competition.
It’s different now.
I have 15 regular season matches left of my volleyball career. And I can honestly look anyone in the eye and tell him or her that I am FOR SURE passionate about volleyball.
I’ve never wanted something so bad in my life.
I am passionate about volleyball because I would do anything to play. I would do anything to better my game. I would do anything for my team. I would do anything to better my teammates. I am passionate about volleyball because I eat, sleep, breath, and think about it all day, everyday.
What are you passionate about?No Comments
this blog has no title. i’d apologize but all i can think about is genetics so the only semi-catchy alliterative title i am able to come up with is ‘Let’s Find the Proband in the Pedigree’ which definitely isn’t as cool as it may sound.Read More
This time tomorrow I'll be in New York City!!! If you can't tell I'm pretty excited. It seems like I have been planning and waiting on this trip for way too long. We fly out of Dayton airport tomorrow morning at 730 am. I normally would not be looking forward to being up that early,but I think this is a decent exception. I'll do my best tracking what we do each day and keep you guys posted on your nursing program reaching out!1 Comment
I went to Atl, Georgia for the weekend. In Atl it was 85 degrees = awful...it was like summer all over again. I never thought I would actually miss Indiana weather and all its crazyiness until I saw first hand that some states don't even have a fall. I love fall and everything that it brings! So when I stepped off the plane...i was informed that we had a frost advisory for the morning..uhhhhh whatttt?!? It was 52 degrees in my apt. and we had to turn on the heat, that is crazy for early October! I am not at all ready for snow or temperatures below 50 degrees.
I hope to make time to go to the orchard, carve pumpkins, eat caramel apples and anything pumpkin flavored ;) But if not yall enjoy for me!
In other news I am almost out of the weeds with my school work. I just recently had to turn in so many things within a small amount of time that I felt like I was drowning. But now I am able to hold my head above water for a little bit. I just keep telling myself that it is almost over and that it is all going to be worth it!!! Also it helps to know that we are almost half way through the semester and shortly after that Thanksgiving break will be here!
Have an amazing rest of the week!