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Anxiety and Thankfulness

Anxiety and Thankfulness

Warning: this is a word vomit post. AKA I just wrote it with zero filter and editing. I’ll try to have it make sense… I’m writing this on Sunday afternoon with DREAD for this week. For a few reasons: Work Test Simulations. I have to go through mock code simulations to join my unit’s arrest team. I HATE simulations. Hate them. I’m not saying they aren’t useful or effective… 😉 But the level of anxiety I have leading up to them…

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A long weekend and…a half marathon?

A long weekend and…a half marathon?

Edit: That awkward moment when you realize over 24 hours later that your post never posted. After staying up finishing the night before working at the hospital. COOL.    Hi hello howdyyyyy.   I write this post with a grateful (and stressed) heart! I think half of grad school is learning to structure your time. Especially when you work bizarre nurse schedules….*eye roll emoji*. Anyway, I didn’t seem to have any issues ignoring my homework this weekend which lead to 12…

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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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Friday Faves and a Blog Update

Friday Faves and a Blog Update

Happy Friday, everyone! Sadly, this is my first of three. But after all those days off, I can’t complain! BLOG As far as the blog update, I’ve been going pretty steady with posting M/W/F. I’m not posting for a huge crowd, by any means ;). But I figured I should say on here that I will be adapting my new posting schedule with school starting on Monday, anywhere from 1-2 posts a week. Maybe 3 if I’m feelin’ it ;)….

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Get to know me: Random facts

Get to know me: Random facts

  Sigh… I want to get back to workout Wednesdays at some point buuuuut I’m loving following the guide from Lauren Gleisberg so I just haven’t created any lately! I may have to pull out an old one soon 😉 I recently read one of these “Random Facts” posts and it was so fun to learn some of the different, random things behind the writer. We all have those random, maybe quirky things about us that really, help make us who we…

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Short Term Missions: Part Two

Short Term Missions: Part Two

The Impact of Short Term Missions: (from the viewpoint of Amanda 😉 ) Disclaimer: I’m not sure I took a SINGLE one of these photos. Thanks to the awesome 2017 Mission team members. 🙂  Some often say, why travel THAT far and spend that much money for such a short period of time? Sometimes that little point in itself causes huge impact in the person receiving services on short term missions. “I can’t even believe a group of teenagers took a…

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WIAW #1

WIAW #1

This post may contain affiliate links. See disclosure policy here. Hello friends!   Trying something different around here, the WIAW link up! Or for those of you who don’t know, “What I Ate Wednesday!”. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d ever participate in this starting a blog because as I’ve driven  into the ground, cooking is NOT my strong point! Mainly because I’m lazy. BUT. I figure there are also some frugal/lazy/healthy eaters out there like me who may want to see?…

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Why I became a nurse…happy nurses week!

Why I became a nurse…happy nurses week!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and to my fellow nurses, happy nurses week! Today, in honor of the fact that it’s nurses week, I wanted to do a little post on why I became a nurse!   So for a little background, I always wanted to do something medical. In high school, I was 100% sure I wanted to be a physical therapist. I quit basketball (after 14 years of that…) and took an internship with a PT to start my gazillion required…

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