It's been about 4 years since I've really had the Christmas spirit. It will be 4 years ago this January, the 5th, that my dad passed away after a long period of various health issues. In the time following his death, I got divorced, went back to school taking pre-reqs for the nursing program, got accepted into the nursing program, dove into the depths of online dating, started a new job as a unit tech at the hospital, & failed a rotation of nursing school.
- Old news, really not even worth wasting my time on any of the story.
I'm so much better off & far happier than I had been the last few
years of my marriage!
School - A hellish nightmare
doesn't even begin to cover nursing school! There's stress & then
there's nursing school. Where every answer is technically correct but
you need to get the most correct answer. It's a life constantly
hanging by a thread. It completely sucked giant hairy monkey balls that
I failed a rotation. Which means that I'm currently out of the program
but can reapply & start fresh next fall. I have one chance to pass
next year. Nursing school will not defeat me, even though it will do
its damnedest I will come out with my RN the spring of 2015.
- I really enjoy my job as a unit tech (CNA, nurses aid, etc...). That
being said I will be very happy to finally be an RN & having the
nursing responsibilities. But by working as a CNA I will have a much
better appreciation for the work & help they provide me as a nurse!
Dating - Oh my lord!! Some good, some bad, some just plain creepy. I
think the whole idea of online dating needs to be taken with a block of
salt. With that being said the few guys that I meet the "old fashioned
way" ie. at the bar were no prize either! There will be stories... of
that you can be sure!