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I’ve been away from my home town for a long time. I recently got married, started classes at a new college, and moved hours away from where I was born. It’s odd that I’ve been gone a few months and that’s the longest I’ve ever been away; that’s either quiet funny or sad. Being away for a while has given me such a different perspective on my home town and the people in it. It’s funny that just a short period of time on you own can make you question so many things, and give you a whole new outlook.

I haven’t kept in touch very well, but then again people haven’t kept in touch with me very well either. I hope that no one takes that as a bad reflection on our friendship..but then again should I take that fact as a bad reflection? Either way, it’ll be nice to see old friends and family again.

Looking back on my old posts is kind of funny, I was so focused on getting into nursing school. Now that I am in a good program, my worries and attention is completely redirected. At least I marked one more thing off my check list, right?

Speaking of checklists…it’s crazy the list I have right now, and the sad thing is it’s not even a christmas shopping list..that at least would be more fun to complete. Nope, it’s immunizations, physicals, TB tests, scholarship applications, admission fees, book search & purchases, ect.

Ah well, it will be worth it in the end, so excited to start my clinical in a real hospital and work with patients.. even if it will be all the dirty work for the first few clinical semesters.

Still deciding if I would like to continue blogging, I suppose it’s a great way to procrastinate (I should be pulling out my flashcards right now) 😛

-TL

Need Direction..

Sometimes I wish divine intervention would point me in the right direction. I’m lost in a sea of nursing programs with various admissions criteria.. I don’t want to make the wrong decision, there is just too many options. It’s hard not knowing where I’ll be living next semester, or where I’m going to school.. I’ve applied to 3 schools, one is far too expensive, the other is too far from where Paul wants to go, and the last Paul is now saying he does not want to move there..

Hoping for some direction soon.. Is it supposed to be this hard to earn a degree in nursing ? :p

Engagements ?

So, Paul and I talk about our future together a lot, and whenever we talk about it it’s taken for granted that we will be getting married in the near future.
Since we’re catholic, we need to have a minimum of a 6 month engagement.

So the big question is.. If we talk as if we’re getting married this year, it should be coming up right?

And so the wait begins…

On another note, school is going okay. I’m a bit over whelmed, but with the help of my family it hasn’t been unbearable. It’s kind of scary that I don’t know where I’ll be living or where I’m going to college next year, which is surprising given the fact that I usually have everything planned out in my life. I pretty much have to wait until I get a since of where Paul is going to college and base my decisions around that. Hopefully he will know soon.

About Me

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A New Year

I do not know where to begin.. this past year has been one of the most challenging and difficult years of my life. I know what you’re thinking, “everyone says that”, but believe me when I say, my year was absolutely extraordinary. I’d like this opportunity to explain the caption of my blog:

“Teenager, college student, girlfriend, and most importantly mother.”

Girlfriend and Mother:

Paul and I have been dating for a little over two years. Right around our first year anniversary, we found out I was pregnant with our daughter, Maire. She wasn’t planned, and we were in denial that it could ever happen to us. Adoption and abortion were not an option; Paul had a good job to support her and my parents allowed my baby and I to still live with them until I was finished with college. My pregnancy was terrific, no horrible symptoms (except feeling like a whale towards the end :P), and with no complications or c-section. Paul was loving and comforting throughout the whole pregnancy, he made me feel beautiful, even though like I said before, I felt like a whale at times. Marie was born 7Ibs 12oz and 23 inches long, completely healthy and absolutely beautiful. Although I will admit only getting about 3-4 hours of sleep a night the first 2 weeks out of the hospital (she had her nights and days mixed up) was very difficult, it was absolutely worth it! I love my daughter more than anything, and I can now proudly report that she sleeps almost completely through the night, and sleeps in until 9-10am :)! Paul has stuck by my side through all the difficulties and challenges we have faced, and is a wonderful father and boyfriend. (As a side note, it’s odd calling him boyfriend.. because he’s so much more to me than that.)

College:

I attend the community college a few minutes down the road from my home. So far I’ve completed 36 credits with a 4.0! If everything goes well next semester, hopefully I’ll have 53 credits with a 4.0 (fingers crossed). My goal is to get accepted to lfcc’s lpn or rn program (nursing). The courses I’m taking are pre-reqs to their nursing program, and will increase my chances of getting accepted, they include:

SDV 101 Orientation to Health Professions 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
BIO 141 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 142 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 150 Microbiology 4

As well as Ethics, Sociology, Dev. Psychology, nutrition and diet therapy, and public speaking. I’ve completed about half of these, the next half will be next semester.. taking 17 credits starting Monday.

Teenager:

I recently turned 18, but sometimes I oddly feel as if I’m already in my 30s. There are two reasons for this:

1. I do not party, drink, or smoke, and I don’t date around, (though I did date in middleschool, and my freshman year of highschool).

2. I simply do not want all of the things listed above. I’m not interested in that life style and never have been. I just want to settle down and raise a family with Paul, that’s the most important/fulfilling thing that I will ever do. And just do my homework..as nerdy as that sounds..

Well, that’s kind of an over view of me, more to come!