Not For Me

0630: Arrive on the pediatric med/surg oncology unit. I’m running a tad late because I made a pit stop downstairs to visit Momma Carter in the NICU (and had an amazing time). I run to the break room to put my stuff down & then come back eager to start, pencil, mini notepad, report sheet…

Babies, Babies, Babies

Hello, friends! I hope your week has been warm & cozy with the polar vortex upon us. With this terrible weather and having zero assignments due yet, I’m sort of in a half-boredom/half-stressed limbo here. Trust me– this is not a complaint! I’m still stressed out, considering this is very uncharacteristic of nursing school. I…

First Week Back

It’s the start of my Spring semester Junior year. If you’re keeping up with me on social media, you’re probably sick of me constantly posting about how much I’m enjoying school so far. In all honesty, this has been one of the most interesting, exciting, path-solidifying weeks I’ve ever had in my nursing school career….

Patients & Patience

Hello, loves! Happy 2019! I’ve been spending the last month catching up on some much needed rest and relaxation after a crazy semester of nonstop work. To be honest, the beginning of my break didn’t feel like much of a break at all. After finishing up finals and then worrying about the holidays, I was…

2018

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to prepare for a new year. You know what that means — constant, never-ending posts involving the phrase, “NEW YEAR, NEW ME!” Haha. In all honesty, 2018 was really good to me. I grew so much as a person, student, friend, and girlfriend. Even though I feel…

Top 10 Holiday Traditions

Well, it’s official. I survived this semester, something I didn’t know I would be able to do! I’m pretty sure this was the most stressful, difficult semester I’ve ever had, but I’m so proud of myself for pushing through it & sticking with my daily routine to crush those final exams. So now that all…

The Best Thing You’ll Read All Day

Favorite breakfast/brunch spot in Chicago: I am obsessed with Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe, but I’m also a huge fan of Yolk. They both have multiple locations and make the perfect locations to hangout & enjoy the city. Quote to live by: “It is our choices that show what we really are far more than our…

Idk What’s Going On

In case you couldn’t tell by my last post, I’m in kind of a mood this holiday season. On top of going through my hardest semester by far in nursing school, I’m also super stressed about money, event planning, and figuring out what to do with my life. Last year’s Christmas was really nice because I literally…

Christmas: A Rant

I’m under constant stress during the holiday season, which is a complete waste. I’m already stressed enough & have plenty things to be anxious about. The constant fear of disappointing along with the pressure to give the best presents are among the top contributors. What am I gonna buy for this person? How much should…

Clinicals & whatnot

As a nursing student, I pretty much have no life outside of human anatomy and physiology. Like, I’m always learning about disease processes and treatments and constantly studying and taking notes. I joke about it quite often, but some days, I actually do feel like I’m chained to my laptop. None of these are complaints….