So other things can fall together.
This week was harder than normal, a situation that I was in was going well and then all of a sudden it took a turn for the worst. But that very same day an Army Recruiter called me and we talked about my future with them. It was exciting and made me even more focused on the things that are important right now. School, getting into shape and squaring things away to take the NCLEX. I feel that I am more focused than ever, and can't wait to continue the recruiting process.
It also so happened to be Valentines day! My valentines may have been the best one I have had yet. I was able to spend all night with the people who are closest to me, we talked, laughed and just had a good time. Valentines day can be saddening for some people, but it could also show you how many blessings you have. Valentines day is a day to appreciate the love you have in life, and that can come from many different places!
In other news, it seems that I have 3 papers to write within the next 2-3 weeks. I absolutely can't stand writing papers, because well...writing is not my forte. Which makes me laugh because I will be getting my masters degree eventually and masters degrees are filled with paper writing -__-. But the whole point of telling you about my papers is that I have been procrastinating by spending valuable time on pinterest. Lol so I wanted to share a couple of pictures that I came across!
Have a good weekend peeps!
xo- KaitNo Comments
Since I'm so close to graduation, and really before I realized how crazy this last semester was going to be, I decided that it was time to reward myself with a little present. What better then man's best friend, a little puppy. I say little now but in the month Ive had him, I feel like he has tripled in size! I honestly have a whole new respect for all parents and especially single parents because this little dude keeps me on my toes 24/7. I especially appreciate what parents who come to school have to deal with.No Comments
The new addition to the Ervin family. This is Mika, she is a 10 week old Doberman!!!!! I knew that my mom had been looking for a dog for a couple months now and she had talked about getting a Doberman because we had one when I was young and she was the best dog I had ever had, up until I got Ali of course ! So when my mom called and told me the news I was sooooooooo excited, I can't wait to go home this weekend and meet her (Her ears had just been pinned, so that is why they are taped!).
I had been having a bad day up until my mom called, but my mood immediately changed at just the thought of this playful little pup! How could you be in a bad mood after seeing how precious she is?? I will have a Doberman of my own one day! So I dedicate this blog to all the amazing dogs out there, they really do change peoples lives for the better! <3 And of course my one love Mr. Ali.
Also, this past weekend was my youngest nephews first birthday party. The party was so much fun and I enjoyed spending quality time with all of my family.
Oh and not that I am counting or anything......but 5 weeks till Spring Break!
Have you been to an IU East Men's Basketball game?
YOU NEED TO GET TO ONE! The boys have been playing some good ball lately!
Also, at half time, not only are the cheer and dance teams putting on a great performance, but campus life has been bringing in talent outside of the Richmond area....AND I MEAN TALENT!
Ever heard of Tony Dungy? Not only was he the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts when they won the Super Bowl a few years back, but he is the author of the book that I am currently reading. This is the book I am reading: THE ONE YEAR-UNCOMMON LIFE-DAILY CHALLENGE. The book focuses on seven themes; one for each day of the week. the themes include: core, family, friends,
potential, mission, influence, and faith. So far the book has been pretty inspirational. He talks about a wide range of topics. Each day is something new and something inspirational.
Being that I am a senior, nearing the next chapter of my life, this book has helped me to create a sense of belonging. As a college student, graduation is an exciting time! Although very exciting, it can be scary also. In the book, Dungy urges us to look within ourselves, our family, and our faith to help us through whatever is in front of us!
No need to go out and buy the book. Just remember that there is a plan for each and every one of us! It may take years to discover, but that is what time is for!
We have all wondered about the lines on our hand at some point or another throughout our lives. And heard stories or folks tails about what the lines could possibly mean. Well when i was on the greatest website ever....Pinterest I came across this pin and found it extremely interesting.
Take a look-----> http://www.wikihow.com/Read-Palms
In other news, crazy to think that it is already February 1rst!!!!!!! This semester is cruising right along. I completed my second capstone this week and got to anchor my first NG as well as successfully start my first IV, I am definitely starting to feel like a real nurse and all the years of hard work are starting to pay off.
Who do you guys think will win?!
Other than that I am busily trying to get all my homework done for this week so that I am able to enjoy this weekend, and watch the ever famous Superbowl!!!
Hope you all had a great week.
This week I started my capstone experience at Fayette Memorial hospital in Connersville, Indiana. If you don't know what capstone is, it is pretty much where you are going to a facility and working under a preceptor, which in my case is a nurse. It is almost like on the job training and it really helps develop skills and you become more independent and competent as a nurse. My preceptor works on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00am-6:00pm. I have never worked a 12 hour shift in my life, and my first day was just shadowing. So although i was excited about being there, 12 hours seemed like an extremely long time to watch someone do something! I did get to see and learn a lot of different things, and next week I get to advance to taking care of 1-2 patients on my own.
This experience has my eager to graduate and find a job and start my career! I can't wait to have a schedule like my preceptor has. Work three days and have the weekends off?! That sounds pretty amazing to me after 5 years of crazy schedules and school.
In other news, we made it through week 2!!!!! That means that we only have about 13 more weeks............ Lol but who is counting? Track season is also in full affect. Our first meet is on March 16th so that gives us a good two months to prepare. I am crossing my fingers that it warms up by then because right now it is ridiculously cold outside.
Bundle up peeps!
HIYA! So here's vlog numero uno where I discuss how doing the work will grant you respect in college. I made an Easy A joke at the beginning, FYI. I'm not actually going to pull an Olive Penderghast here but I've realized I definitely need a speech writer if I'm going to be behind a podium. I wonder if Obama's writer is free? I mean, I doubt he's busy, right? Whatever. Enjoy and HAPPY MLK DAY! Yay America! xx
Dia dhuit! (hello in Irish) Greetings from Dublin, Ireland!
My street on the way to classes the first day
I hope that all of you are enjoying the Welcome Back festivities this week! As for me, I am adjusting to Dublin life fairly well. Except for the sleep schedule haha! The apartment that I am in is so nice and is about a 25 minute walk to the IES Dublin Center where I’m taking classes and about a 45 minute walk to City Centre where all the shops are. Fun fact: my house key is a skeleton key! How cool is that?!Read More