Catching Up

"The Burning"
Sorry for the break in blogging. The last few weeks (months) have been very busy with the typical bullshit busywork that signals graduation is near. The good news is I made it. On May 20th, I will be mailed my diploma and will officially have a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing or BSN. I won't be a real live nurse until I take my boards, called the NCLEX, sometime in June (there's a bureaucratic process of paperwork and scheduling that has to take place).

 last day in this god awful uniform
The truth is I feel a little lost, as usually happens to me with such an abrupt change in routine. My first day off, I slept about 16 hours, and have slept in everyday since. I feel like I have to to make up for the 4:30am wake up calls, late nights and 8 hour days of classes. Also I think it's necessary to take advantage of these days because once I start working 12 hour nights, a common new grad shift, sleep will be a luxury.

I took this week off and allowed myself to do nothing, but it's time to start studying for the NCLEX. I don't really know where to begin though. Looking over notes, practice tests, studying over coffee. They sound like a good start until my KAPLAN prep course in early June. At the same time, I'm going to try to enjoy my "last" summer" until I start working and become a real adult.

In other news:

Mike got his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice (with honors), and received a departmental award. I'm so proud of him.

I got rear-ended and my car had been in the shop for 10 days. I just got it back yesterday (yay for other people's insurance!)

We tried a juice fast and decided it wasn't a good idea. Now, what to do with all that produce!

We're planning a roadtrip to Niagara Falls.

Our house has not sold. We're trying to figure out the next step.

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