Today we’re having a miscellaneous post. To start us off:
I’m officially accepted to nursing school!
When I got the email…I cried.
It’s not that I was nervous about getting in; I knew the odds were extremely good that there would be a slot for me.
So I wasn’t crying tears of relief; I just felt a flood of emotion thinking about how hard it was for me to get here.
I thought of all the challenges I have faced in my efforts to go back to school and how there were multiple times that I was tempted to quit in these years of doing my prerequisites.
But I made it!
I went back as an adult student, I passed all my classes with flying colors (even that chemistry class), I took my TEAS test, and I did it all partly while living in a very difficult marriage and partly while leaving that difficult marriage.
And now I just have a few more things to knock out before classes start in the fall.
(Such as a CPR class, a drug test, and a medical examination)
You guys, I’m really doing this!! I’m going to wear scrubs soon (student scrubs, but still!!)
I feel so proud of myself…like this bursting feeling in my chest. And I am also just so very grateful.
After four semesters, I’ll have my R.N., sooooo, buckle up for two years of riding through nursing school with me. 🙂
Also, I was thinking: if I cried at just getting accepted into nursing school, I’m REALLY gonna cry when I graduate!
I went long-boarding and I did not hurt myself
We got out the longboard and skateboards on Sunday and I successfully navigated the streets without falling.
I wore my (repaired) Vans so I could really pretend to be a skater girl. 😉
I arranged my closet in rainbow order. And then I undid it.
A while back I happened to include a photo of my closet in a post, and several of you said you were positively itching to arrange my clothes in rainbow order.
Well, the other day when I was decluttering my clothes, I put everything in ROYGBIV order.
And I decided that it is most definitely not for me. Having my summer stuff mixed right in with the winter stuff is just toooooo weird.
Also, I feel like it’s not even visually pleasing!
So I did a modified rainbow arrangement: my winter things and summer things are separated, but they both are still vaguely in the “correct” order.
Anyway, I just thought you should know. 😉
I have been eating lettuce at breakfast
I don’t know how long I will keep this up but…I’m on a pretty good streak of eating lettuce/greens with my breakfast.
I don’t have it as a side if I eat, say, pancakes or oatmeal. But if I do one of my savory egg-based breakfast plates, I usually dress some greens and eat them as a side.
The dressing I use is this slightly sweet vinaigrette from the mandarin spinach salad recipe I shared long ago.
The dressing has sugar in it, yes. But you cannot make me feel bad about that because I AM EATING LEAFY GREENS AT BREAKFAST.
No one can push the self-righteous halo off my head, ok?
I just keep a jar of the dressing in the fridge and then I toss a serving of greens with it right before I eat.
Super quick. Super cheap. Super healthy.
Allllllrighty. I think that’s the end of the miscellaneous things I have to tell you for today. 🙂