Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Somebody tell me what I was thinking

Okay, so I haven't posted in WEEKS. It's because of a little thing called nurs1ng school. Oh, I forgot to post about that, too? It's a long story that I really should preserve for posterity, but the short version is this: I GOT IN. Finally.

And now I hate it. Absolutely hate it.

The classroom part is just fine. I really love the material, and my classmates are wonderful. I have several new BFF's, and things within the four peaceful walls of the classroom are just peachy.

It's clinicals that are making me second guess my whole decision to want to take on the nurse role.

And third guess.

It's been a pretty crappy experience overall (and, no, I don't mean the kind you clean off bottoms, haha!).

Until grades come out in a few weeks, I don't really feel the freedom to share too many details. Because I really want an A, and talking about the details of all this crappiness might jeopardize that A.

As soon as I see it posted, though, I'll probably feel inclined to share all kinds of details. Like how I thought I was going to get kicked out of nursing school last week. And all kinds of other juicy tidbits.

So, if you happen to be considering the idea of going to nursing school, give me a call first. I'm wishing right now some of my RN friends had loved me enough to tell me about all the similarities between Marine Corps boot camp and nursing school.


Anonymous said...

well, you can betcha I'm on the edge of my seat to hear these juicy details!!! that is, if you are speaking to me anymore -- yikes...:-)

I could say "it all builds character"...or "it shows you what you are made of"...or maybe that "humility is a good thing..."

but I'll agree...clinical is beyond wretched; beyond infinite hoops to leap through...there are few words and only those who have been in the trenches can truly relate...(& remember--I did it TWICE) and I will save the "sappy" for another day.

your arkie/yankee/okie un-regretting RN friend. ;-)

MamaBear said...

Oh Darla ~ I have wanted to call you so many times ... thanks for the encouragement. Had completely forgotten that you went through it twice. So glad for the example you have been to me. Just knowing that you have no regrets after all these years (and knowing that God has called me to this)drives me forward.

Nobody ever said it would be easy, right?? :-)