Happy New Year guys! I hope 2018 is going great for you all. This is my first blog of 2018. I had hopes of posting in the first week of the year but I had a lot of reflection to do. I’ve decided that I’m going to be more vulnerable and open with you guys. I’ve always had a little issue walking the thin line between revealing and not revealing too much at the same time. Being as private as I am, believe me when I say it’s HARD but I started my blog so that I could share my experience and at least inspire one person.
WARNING!!! This post might be a tad bit lengthy but I promise it’ll be worth it. So here goes…Read More »
Hey guys! I hope you all had a great holiday season. This was my first time having to work and not be able to spend time with my family cyah happen again lol (means: I have no intentions on doing this again). We are a few days away from a new year so thought I’d do a year in review post. In the first half of the year I had already deemed 2017 to be trash simply because it started off bittersweet and things weren’t going as planned but I had to shake that negativity off real quick.
Before I continue to tell you about how my 2017 was, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to you all. I can’t thank you all enough for rocking with me these last six months. Thanks to each and everyone of you for taking the time out of your busy lives week after week to read, comment, and share my blog posts.
Christmas is right around the corner(a week to be exact) and I’m sure many of you are like me squandering to buy last minute gifts (procrastination really is my middle name). No worries I’m here to help. I came up with a short list of things you can get the nursing student, nurse or healthcare professional in your life for Christmas. If they’re a little like me in any way, keep in mind a little goes a long way. I know for me I’m satisfied with a handwritten note, showing a little appreciation is all we need, after all school is no Joke and working in the healthcare field is no easy fete.
Let me stop blabbing (as if we’re not late already) get to the list I created. Some of these I don’t own and are on my personal wishlist (family take note ) but I also think any of theses would be ideal for you guys.Read More »
Thanksgiving was just a few days ago and many of us got the chance to eat to our hearts content, as well as to spend much needed time with our families, after-all we can count on the holidays to bring families together.
It’s been a little over two weeks since my last blog post (life really got the best of me) so in the spirit of giving thanks, I just want to say Thank You: I’m forever thankful to those of you who’ve been supporting me since I started this blogging journey, thank you for reading, liking, commenting and sharing my blog posts it is greatly appreciated.Read More »
Can you believe summer is almost over already? I don’t know where this summer went, I had all these great plans for the summer but only ended up doing two or three things on my list which I’m a bit disappointed with ( blaming it on school and work). However, my summer wasn’t all bad, I was able to spend some time with my family who came to visit me ( nothing makes my heart full more than this), I visited the Georgia aquarium, World of Coca-Cola just to name a few.
By now, many of you are about to start your first semester of nursing school and let me tell you freedom as you know it won’t be the same. This is an exciting yet nerve wracking time. I remember my first day of nursing school, from the orientation to the very first day of class. I appeared calm on the outside but boy oh boy I was a nervous wreck! Getting into any nursing program or any program for that matter is an accomplishment in itself but what you do to be successful in your program is the ultimate achievement.
Like I said I was going crazy almost had a nervous breakdown all because I didn’t know what to expect. I had to get it together real quick as this wasn’t going to help with me reaching the goal I had set out for myself.
Summer is out and school is in, and the goal is to stay focused on how to be successful in nursing school. Although, this can be applied to any area of study, as the end goal is to be successful in your field of study. My first semester I thought I had it all figured out but in reality, I didn’t. As much as I thought I had nursing school all figured out, there were some things I wished I knew or did better from the beginning AND I am still learning to do.
Staying organized while in nursing school is very important, in the words of DJ Khalid it’s a “major key”. I’ll share some of what I do to stay organized so that I can be successful. My list isn’t long as it doesn’t take too much, it’s pretty simple but requires discipline.
I feel like I haven’t updated my blog in forever when in reality it’s only been about a week. I am now realizing how much I love blogging and sharing my different life experiences. This past week has been hectic for me, I’ve had the privilege of helping my little sister move to her new school and getting her all settled in. I also attended seminars dedicated to informing family members about the dynamics of College and what they expect from family and friends. The first day we arrived on campus you could immediately feel a strong, positive energy and that made me feel like my sister made the right decision.
Although this post is about me celebrating my sister’s achievement, I hope it will serve as motivation for you. Let’s rewind to the beginning of the year. My sister was living with family in NY going to community college. Her goal is to become a doctor and this has been her lifelong goal along with being an actress lol. Being the big sister that I am, I always try my best to encourage my sisters to shoot for the stars. Let me stop blabbing and get to the point. Earlier in the year when my family and I decided that my sister was going to make the move from New York to Georgia by me, we began the process of looking for schools for her to apply to. My sister had a list of schools in Georgia she wanted to apply to, Spelman College being one of them. With the encouragement from one of my closest friend, Spelman became the number one college to apply to. Now when you hear about Spelman you immediately think about it being the number 1 Historical Black college in the US. My sister applied and the waiting game to find out if she got in seemed like it took forever.
I’m sure by now those of you who have made the decision to study nursing have an idea of your ideal nursing school (well I hope you do). Application for the upcoming Fall semester may have ended for most schools unless you’ve chosen a school with rolling admissions, you just might have a little time left (HURRY!). Speaking from experience, it is very easy to get excited about starting a new chapter in life. But as we know, in life some chapters are longer than others. In this post, I’m going to share a few key things you may want to consider when choosing a nursing program. Honestly the things I know now I wish I knew then but as the saying goes “nothing happens before its time.”Read More »