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Christmas 2019

How do you celebrate knowing it’ll be your last Christmas with the family? I don’t know, but I was part of that celebration last night.

I hope that when it’s my time to leave earth I will have an idea of when things will be my last time to try them.

Life is funny so I don’t know if I’ll have that privilege- others might consider it a curse or a ticking bomb; living anxiously wondering when it might come, but with that knowledge I think I’ll savor more moments.

I’ll appreciate the now and be more grateful. I don’t know though-I like to think that would be me.

I thought this Christmas might be sad, but on the contrary it was full of laughter and story telling moments. There was smiles and of course delicious food.

I didn’t miss my mom during the celebration- which makes me sad but at the same time I’m ok with it. I miss her everyday and last Christmas there was a moment where I almost broke out in a sob but the hugs I got from my family helped. I was consumed in the moment with my family.

Live and love like it might be your last. Some of us have the luxury or getting a heads up with the possibility of avoiding the could/would/should haves while others are simply gone with no warning and we are left with the last words that were said to them wishing we could create more memories or have said different things.

This Christmas I loved and lived with my favorite people.

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Merry Christmas to you ❤

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Nursing School Update

I should be studying right now.

That’s the thought that comes to mind, every time I’m not.

So far I’m doing OK.

Not getting the A’s I thought I would be getting but its ok.

I have to say, going from a BSN to a ASN is INSANELY hard.

Compared to the University nursing program, the Community college program is twice as hard.
I can’t say why exactly…it might be a combination of being away from that “student” life for over 3 years now or the fact that my instructor is demanding as hell/intimidating, but has the nicest voice.

She says things like “If you don’t cite correctly, you will be taken out of the nursing program, no exceptions…we don’t try and find out what happened, you’re just out” and she adds almost like an eye-roll, but its more of her eyes going back and her closing her eyes.
I haven’t decided if its subconsciously done….

and believe me, I credit my sources, but when one mistake can cause me my future- yes, I panic and go over everything at least 10 times.

Anyway, I do really like my instructors and my classmates.

I may or may not have been doing a nursing blog on YouTube…. 😉
Stay awesome and keep sending me positive vibes :*

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Oh my my my

Now I’ve done it.

I’m in.

I found out I was going to start school again in April of 2019.

The accelerated nursing program!

I am beyond excited but I have to admit that although I should have had all of the nursing money- I don’t.

I have NO excuse. I worked for over two years and had saved up quite a bit but my depression took the best of me and I used alot of my school money. I’ve been saving up still but done have all of it. I’m not as stressed about it as I should be.

I could have had a partime job since April but like I said…I didn’t do my best to get that part time job. I wil suffer the consequences.

I spoke to my family and they will help me out. I am thankful for them and embarrased but oh well.

Guys, I am going to focus and have no distractions. My outlet will be church for two hours a week.

I need to find scholarships (I’ve applied to some) but if you know of any please let me know.

I am nervous to stop working since I help out the family but I see this as an investment. I will give back 🙂

I love my family and this time I will succeed because I can’t afford to fail.

I’m excited!!!

I think I might start a youtube channel about my LOOOONG journey.

Wish me luck guys-

Wish me luck

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Addiction & Love

So we broke up again on February 20th of 2018.

It is now July 31st.

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WTF- I havent even published my book. None of my goals have been accomplished

Life is so funny- It likes to give you nice things then BAM!

I’ve accepted it though. I’m just rolling with the punches-I must not let it get to me because I only live once and life is beautiful. Ive decided to enjoy moments and learn from every situation. I refuse to linger with unhappy emotions/hurtful thoughts too long because life is too short for it to take too much of my time.

Things have gotten better. It’s been weeks since my last panic/anxiety attack.

I also quit my job and so I am now unemployed. To be honest, I’ll be working on something soon, this unemployed business is awesome but it’s not my style.

I miss my mother very much.

I miss GB (My X) very much.

I miss the life I had before.

However, I have grown more content. Life is slowly getting better because I am getting better (perspective). I have been working on my goals. I have been looking out for my family- best I can and I have amazing friends. GOD is good 🙂

I am now in contact with GB- which I wasn’t really before. I wonder if that is why I am feeling better? We’re in good standing terms.

However, it could be that I am better because a future with him is out of my mind. I won’t lie and say I don’t ever think about it, but it’s not something I think about as much as before; thus, I am not as anxious about ‘him and I’ because nothing is concrete.

I actualy do want to emphasize that I am happier because of me..and not because of anyone else. Of course I have people around me that help, but ultimately I make myself happy…does that make sense?

I worry about the now…not so much the past and not so much the future.

Just the ‘now’

Theres something peaceful about the ‘now’ take a minute and think about it…or maybe not, sorry.

Its taken forever to write this post.

It is now September 2018.

UPDATE: I was disappointed by GB. I know that he and I were not bf and gf but damn we WERE something special in the past and I’ll dare say we were something now. We had a connection…however, it is crystal clear to me that he has personal demons. I’ve learned about them, but I am more aware of how he lets them dominate his precious life.

Unfortunately I can’t be in the same terms I was with GB while he lets the demons win. I used to think I could be there as a friend, but it’s exhausting (physically, emotionally and mentally) and quite honestly he doesn’t want me there. However if he ever needs a friend, he knows I’m here for him.

I’ve been waiting for him to recover so that maybe, possibly one day we can help each other and love each other… just add to each others happiness, but I don’t see that day coming any time soon. Sometimes I feel guilty for not standing by his side, because I do absolutely love him but hes not changing. I try and I don’t see him being consistant.

I’ve decided to move on. Part of me is devastated because I did want a life with him and I did allow myself to start to believe (even just for a bit) after he left the program, but no. It’s just the same thing over and over. The other part of me (which is quite small) is somewhat having a “told you” moment…where I can finally allow myself to open my eyes for what he is choosing to be. He is not choosing to be with me, so why must I continue to choose him?

Quite honestly and against everyones opinion, I would have given him a 3rd opportunity (as far as I saw him committed to his well-being).

I am crushed but overal feeling at peace. I can only pray he learns to love himself enough to pick himself up.

I wish him nothing but the best and he knows that. We always said we would be ok with or without each other (preferably with), but since that is no longer a possibility at the moment or anytime soon- I’ll be ok and I pray he is too.

If you all knew him, you would see what I do.

A handsome man, with beautiful eyes, a kind smile and a soothing voice that could calm your being. He would make you feel safe, he is freaking hilarious and he knew what he wanted in life…it’s just too bad he didnt live like the life he said he wanted. He focused too much on his demons and how they made him feel.

He really is one of a kind.

And if in a couple years I bumped into him and he is who he aspired to be- heck, I’d give him that 3rd opportunity…

I don’t understand addiction, but I know people need help and then its up to them.

If you’re reading this and have an addiction please seek help. There are future people to meet, lovers to kiss, friends to make, families to grow- don’t let your demons win. Be there for the people that love you.

I am rooting for you always.

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Uncertain

Guess what?

I turned in my nursing application this past Monday ( June 19th). I waited so long to jump back in that I’ll have to redo some classes but I am overall OK with it. Its not ideal but I can’t complain.

I was told that I start in 2- 3 semesters.

Now, its yet again another waiting game. This time I will win.

Life is funny –

My mother was admitted to the hospital on the 16th of June (shes out now).  She has been having this intense pain on her abdomen (RUQ).  I wont  go into much detail because this blog is more Nursing related (Plus writing about it makes me very sensitive)
but this Blog post has been left unfinished for a while and the situation can be related to Nursing.

Today is 07/10/2017- and to simplify things, on July 3rd- my mother was told that she had about 3-6 months to live.

This situation has gotten me thinking about lots of things;  one of those things is Nursing School.  I am now, more than anything motivated to finish.

I’m worried about our financial situation, about my younger siblings, my dad….my mother.

Things have gotten incredibly hard-

I am a living emotional roller-coaster.

I don’t want to loose my mom-

I wish things were different but if life has taught me anything- it’s that we cant live in the past…because thinking of the “Could haves” doesn’t changed the “now”.

I’m going to work extra hard now.

I want her to see me getting back into nursing school, I want her to see me graduate.

Pray for us

Send us positive vibes-

Love those around you-

 

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2017

I have to admit that last year was NOT what I expected or had planned out. That’s life though and I am much better at going with the flow. I believe in my last post I said something about not posting until I have news with Nursing school. Well the news is that there is NO news.

Does this mean I have given up? No, it just means I didn’t sort out my priorities.  I have this full time job and I let it consume me. I was so caught up with just working and doing the adult thing that I nearly forgot about my dreams. Keyword: NEARLY.

I went back to Gateway and will be applying for all of the nursing programs. I’m going to retake the HESI to get a more competitive score.

This year i will stay focused. If I’ve learned from my mistakes then this year will be good 🙂

Nursing school…my never ending story.

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One Way or Another

Today is Wednesday- 1745- its hot and I’ve got a headache.  It’s this nagging, non stop pulse like headache.

This past Monday I went to Community College.  I got there approximately at 0945 to meet with an adviser and I talked to one around 1345.  Yes, it was a very LONG wait, BUT highly effective.  I only regretted not meeting with her earlier.

Its kind of funny how I only started working so I could save up for school, but I let my work delay the process of my applying.

I have to retake the HESI exam, because I sped through it thinking I was going to be tested on Chemistry and Biology.  I was NOT tested on that material and I ended up finishing a whole hour early.  I sped through math when I could have taken my time.  I didn’t get the required score.  I can only retake it after 60 days…

I hate that I messed up but I’m done beating myself up over it.
I also emailed the Nursing Director for permission to reenter and I gave me all of the syllabus from my nursing classes.  I also attached my transcripts from ASU and I already spoke to the Nursing Director from ASU who will be writing my letter of why I am no longer at ASU.

Shes going to decide my fate (in regards to Nursing only…I’m dramatic, but not that dramatic)

I have to admit that I have been feeling somewhat humiliated, but this is what I want.  I’m going to become a nurse one way or another.

I don’t know if I can start this semester (I hope I can), if I can’t start this semester I will have to begin again….or so I’ve been told.

It’s definitely hard news, but I’m okay.

I will do this.

 

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