After five very long years I am officially done with my undergraduate degree. It doesn't feel real yet, and it probably won't kick in until I have walked across the stage and I am holding my diploma with my own two hands.
I never thought that I would see the end when I started college, and as I would pray that the semester would fly by and I could complete another year of college. Back then I would say how I wanted time to pass and things that like, and you always here people say "don't wish your time away" and it is true. Now that I am moving on to a different chapter in life it literally seems like a dream that I was sitting in freshman seminar waiting for the weekend so that I could go have fun with my friends. I don't think you realize how much time changes people. I have different priorities now and a new outlook on life.
College has taught me that I can do anything I want to if I put my mind too it.
College gave me the three most amazing best friends that I have ever had, I know that those three friendships will last a lifetime.
College gave me a chance to be someone who helps others.
College made me appreciate how important family is. And I must say that I never would have made it through without the support and sometimes tough love of my family.
College let me continue to participate in the sport I love for four years and make history as being Indiana University Easts first four year track athlete.
I could go on and on about how college has changed my life, but what I need to say most is I owe Indiana University East a huge thank you. This place was like a home and the people are like family. I have had the privilege of getting to know, meet and work with amazing people. I also have never set foot on a campus that was so willing to go the extra mile for any student who needed a hand. It is astonishing to see how much Indiana University has grown even since I was admitted and we were still the pioneers.
It has been an honor to be given the opportunity to write blogs for the university and work for the amazing Admissions staff. They deserve a special thank you for putting up with me and my crazy schedules all these years. The admissions staff really go above and beyond.
So in closing, I am sad to say that this will be the last blog that I write for Indiana University East and I am excited more than ever for the next chapter in my life. I wish every single one of you the best and want to end by saying......
Today marks the start of the last week of classes!
If you are a senior like me you probably have found it harder and harder each week to continue to pay attention, especially if the sun is shining outside. That being said we need to stay focused and finish up this year with a bang! (I know it's hard lol)
I often find myself day dreaming of walking across the stage, accepting my diploma and going to celebrate later that night! Needless to say I absolutely can't wait, the feeling is almost surreal.
^^That brings me to this quote. As my fellow seniors and I get ready to take on the real world I believe we should take this in. With an education we have the opportunity to change the world, even in the smallest way. I think if you believe in something you should go after it whole heartily. And who knows, an IUE grad could be the next person to discover a cure or make a research discovery!
And I will leave you all with this. With a new beginning, starts a new life.
Have an amazing week!
Study hard for finals and finish strong!
So this may be a little late but recently the IUE red wolves had a track meet at Anderson University and it was literally a record breaking weekend! -->http://www.iueredwolves.com/article/2131.php
This is my very last track season and I have to say that it has been the best one yet. Not only do I have a great team, I have personally exceeded my record in the disc (which I never thought would happen) and put myself 28th in the NAIA top 100. I am so proud that I have had the opportunity to even compete at the college level. let alone be one of the top competitors in the nation. Next weekend we head to our last meet of the year, Conference. I am nervous and excited but also sad at the same time. I want to wish all my teammates and the future red wolves the best of luck in the future. Lets keep building and unstoppable program.
In other news I found the perfect dress for graduation!!!!!!!! I didn't go with my signature color which would have been black, but instead with a really pretty coral. I think after receiving my dress and putting it on, it has started to set in that graduation is really happening and we are a little over 20 days away. CRAZYYYYYY!
ohhh and I just wanted to show you guys how handsome Ali is
Have a good weekend peeps
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Holaaaa peeps! I hope you are having a great week.
I have officially finished my captsone. This means that I completed 110 hours of clinical and now every Tuesday I can sleep in till whatever time I want Lol. And believe me I will be taking advantage of this free time.
With 35 days left.........comes a lot of responsibility. Who knew that when you are about to graduate it would actually be hard to find a job, house, car??? This is something I never thought about while I was in the middle of school, because I was only focused on making it to the end. But now that I am at the end there is so much more too it than just walking across the stage!
So as much as I should be focusing on the important things (Car,house,job) I am a littler more focused on what color and type of dress I want to wear to graduation ....
So many options to choose from so little time to decide, and I haven't even begun to think about shoes!!!
In other news, the track team is off to a great start and there have turned out to be many talented individuals on both the boys and the girls teams! I am excited for our track meet at Anderson this weekend
Have a good weekend all.
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Well actually I think it is 43 now....but anyways, I hope each and every one of you had an amazing spring break! I spent the majority of mine sleeping and spending quality time with my family and friends. I also celebrated my 23rd birthday (I feel so old) but it was my best birthday yet . My friends really are the bomb!
This semester is definitely winding down. I just officially participated in my last nursing showcase ever.
And for the first time ever, we had all the nursing students together in one room. So that being said I would like to introduce to you the Indiana University East Nursing Students classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015!
If you are a senior we have to finish out these last couple of weeks strong and fight through the senioritis! That goes for the underclassmen too! We are SO close to the end
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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!
So what, I missed my first serve. Point is theirs and the game goes on. I still have plenty of time to finish the game strong and make a difference in the game.
How was your last semester? Did you finish out great! Did you get the grades you working towards? Or did something come up; did life hit you hard? Regardless of how semester went, you got a chance to start over and try again! Use this new year as a starting over point. Make good choices, complete your assignments, stay on top, stay ahead, and most importantly, give 100% EFFORT.
No one can promise perfection. However, we can promise perfect effort!!
How was your break? Mine was crazy! So much snow, so much food, and so much family. I needed the break to get caught up in my social life as well as plan for my future. I hope you used your time wisely!
Because now it is back to the grind.
I’m a senior; therefore, it’s all about how I finish up this semester.
Wish me luck!
Everyone always says as you get older time goes faster. This semester so far time has truly flown by. We are already almost half way through the semester, shortly after we hit the halfway point it will be Thanksgiving break and then final examination time. Ahhhh I am beyond excited to be at that point, but I in no way want to wish time away. Even though this semester is extremely stressful and I feel like there is not enough time in a day for everything, I know that it won't always be like this. Every experience creates a memory and I want to remember them all. Plus I take pride in knowing that I am working hard to get where I am going.
As I look around at my peers and my friends that I will be graduating with in May, you can truly see the growth and development that has taken place over the 4-5years we have all been here. I wonder where everyone will be in 5-10years. It makes me laugh when I think back to when I was in high school and where I thought i would be back then. When I was a senior in high school I planned on being engaged my senior year of college and graduating in four years, have an idea and a job lined up.<-------My life is nothing like this Lol. I have a plan to be in the United States Army Nurse Corps but a lot of factors play into that, I don't know where I will be living or who I will end up marrying. I do know that if an opportunity presents itself then I am going to take it, because there is one thing that I have learned these past 5 years and that is if there is a situation that presents itself where you may be unsure, GO FOR IT anyways because ultimately you will always regret not doing something.
Just some simple words of advice
Now unfortunately I have a mass amount of hw to complete before this week is over! Have a productive week everyone!!
Week 5: COMPLETE