Sunday, October 03, 2010

Adventures in Nursing School

 The transition has been difficult to say the least.  Waking up earlier, preparing lunches in the evening, starting Hayden in daycare, and switching my brain back into school mode were almost enough to make me run like mad in the other direction.  This is only one year.  With each week that passes, I remind myself that at this time next year I will be a nurse.
It is work, but it is exciting too.  Everyday I learn something new.  Of course there are things I'd rather not learn like how to inspect an anus or how to give an enema.  I don't think either of those things is exciting for most people, but they are a part of the bigger picture of providing care.  In a few weeks we will begin clinical rotations.  The thought scares me to death and thrills me at the same time. 
Outside of school life has continued almost as normal.  Erin is busy with band and school.  The marching band is doing an awesome job and I'm so proud of them!  Erin is doing better in school and seems to be trying harder this year.  It makes me so proud.  Hayden loves daycare.  He has friends and really enjoys the social aspect of it.  He's learning so much too! 
David finally took his test to become an appraiser.  He won't know his results for six weeks.  We're trying to be patient and hoping that he passed.

I want to share this quote with you from one of my nursing books:

"Several years ago, I read that elementary particles (the "things" physicists study!!) were "bundles of potentiality."  I have begun to think of all of us this way, for surely we are as undefinable, unanalyzable, and bundled with potential as anything in the universe."   Mary Ann Anderson "Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN"


Jen said...

Thanks for the update!! Glad to hear that Erin is doing better and trying harder. I'm glad that Hayden is making friends!! Who couldn't love him?
Miss you!

Unknown said...

A year will fly by! I can't wait to hear more wonderful news!

aola said...

I'm glad that Erin has found something that interests her.

You are just amazing. I know it had to be really hard to take this step but you've done it and done it well.

the quote is awesome... you are definitely a bundle of potential!!