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Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Happy…Tuesday? I swear I’ll get a day down for zee blog if it’s going to be 1x/week right now. Life is BUSY but all really, really good things! I’m still trying to figure out what balance means for this season ūüėČ and still wanting to blog. I’ve been building this list for a while now and we¬†are half way through October (what the what) and everything so I guess it’s appropriate to post now… Fall Bucket List 1. Go hiking….

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Running tips for your casual runner.

Running tips for your casual runner.

Hey friends! How’s it going? If you can’t tell I’m on the blogger struggle BUS. But, I’m adapting. Learning. Staying busy! As I’ve mentioned before, I used to be a pretty avid runner. Nowadays, I love love love high intensity circuits and strength training. I went two solid years without running and have recently enjoyed sprinkling it back in! Especially now with school only leaving me about 20-30 minutes to break a sweat. I love that I can just add…

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Health and Fitness Confessions

Health and Fitness Confessions

I have a shoe problem. And when I say that, I consider myself a fairllllly frugal human being so I actually have control over the spending part. But take me into Nike/UA/Dicks and I’m drooling over nike metcons. And I’ve been thinking about them for a long long long time. BUT I do not have them because #discipline. But maybe soon because #treatyoself. In addition to shoes….I have a sock ADDICTION. Like both fitness and stupid socks. I have a…

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One week in the city…

One week in the city…

  This post may contain affiliate links. See disclosure here.¬† Hello hellooooo. I feel like I’ve been going non-stop for three-five weeks now! It was packing, unloading, cleaning, on REPEAT and trying not to forget I had school in the background (whoops). Things are slowing down in terms of cleaning and moving. I’m all settled into my new place and handing my keys in from my old apartment was the.best.feeling.ever. Ya’ll, I HATE cleaning an apartment after moving (which I…

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Why Family Nurse Practioner?

Why Family Nurse Practioner?

  Last Fall, I jumped, kind of randomly, at the opportunity to apply for graduate school. When I graduated with my bachelors degree, I was fairly certain I would want to go back to school for some sort of graduate nursing. My first two years as a nurse, the thoughts of being a CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) or CNL (Clinical Nurse Leader) came to mind. My first job as a nurse, I worked on a unit with a CNS and…

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A day in the life: A day off +moving+grad school

A day in the life: A day off +moving+grad school

Hello friends! Someone recently recommended “A Day in the Life” post. This felt kind of ridiculous because I do not by any means lead an exciting life. However, like other things, this ¬†is just one of those things I love reading on others blogs! And I figure getting to know someone a little better is always kind of fun. So for a little background, I’m a nurse in a pediatric ICU. So I work three, twelve hour shifts a week….

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August lessons and September goals!

August lessons and September goals!

New month, new reflections and new goals! Just, ya know, 8 days into the month. But hey, never a bad time to reflect, no? AUGUST August goals: review My August goals, in summary, were to pray more, to reflect, sit down and write goals, get organized, blog research, and running.  1.Prayer: Still working on prayer. It’s easy to cry out to Jesus when you need something. I’m constantly working on being more intentional and quiet.  2.Blog research: I did do a lot of this! And I’m LOVING…

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My Favorite Way to Strength Train + A Workout

My Favorite Way to Strength Train + A Workout

Trainer Tuesday? Instead of workout Wednesday. Whatever clever name fits the bill…I’ll go with it. I’m still playing around with a new blog schedule. (link). I think I’m getting the hang of school? It’s a tad weird to be in non-sciency courses (you can be in grad school and still say stuff like that, right?). And talking about health policy kind of makes my brain explode….but I’ll get there. Today I wanted to talk about my¬†favorite way to strength train….

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A Random Week of Workouts

A Random Week of Workouts

Hey everyone! How’s the week going? I feel like the month of September is SO all over the place for me. My work schedule is…weird due to 18 switches I made (not really) to accommodate for school. I started school and I’m trying to navigate that. I felt 92 years old trying to remember how to post something to a discussion board for blackboard. And it took me a solid 15 minutes to figure it out. Not. kidding. In my…

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They get mercy, too…

They get mercy, too…

So I should preface this post with the fact that I wrote it maybe two months ago. I actually referenced these feelings in a post about learning to take constructive criticism (MY NEED for this). I wasn’t ready to hit post then, because I was writing this in the heat of the moment and I wanted to make sure I read it with a clear mind before I published. With that said, two months later, I’m dusting it off out…

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