For the life of me I cannot understand how it is Sunday at 7pm. I swear I was just writing this post about my crazy schedule and BAM here I am a week later doing pretty much the same thing.
I promised I would recap my workouts and by workouts I mean I took 5 of the last 8 days off ;)
- Sunday – off
- Monday – Tone It Up Stair Circuit & 3 rounds of back to school workout
- Tuesday – off
- Wednesday – mile walk with the pups
- Thursday – off
- Friday – HIIT the Beach from Beach Babe DVD 1
- Saturday – 2 mile hike with the pups, Tone It Up Stair Circuit, Inner & Outer Thighs and stacking wood.
- Today – mile walk with the pups
Sometimes shit happens. And in this case shit was visiting with family, going to class, working 10 hour days at the hospital AND working 32 hours on top of that. Yes, I believe that qualifies as shit.
Oh and snuggling. I did lots of snuggling this week.
Good news is that I’m already 2 weeks through the roughest part. Bad news is that I just realized I’m going 7.5 weeks without a single day off, not 6.5 like I originally thought. I’m trying to enjoy the craziness this semester. Instead of “putting my life on hold” while I’m busy with school I want to continue to live it and be happy because Nursing School is 2 years of my life! That’s just too much life to put on hold.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I want to be when I grow up (which I’m not sure will ever really happen!). Of course I want to be a nurse…Hell, I’m not spending all my money and energy on this whole school thing for nothing…
No I did not get bangs again…..Recycled selfie
If there’s one question I hear a million times a week it’s “what kind of nursing do you want to do?” Patients, instructors, nurses I’m shadowing with and especially nurses that are my patients (love them!) are all curious as to my future plans. My big joke is that I’ll take any nursing job that pays once school is over.
And while that is partly true, I do have a specific career goal in mind…one that is actually very possible for me!
I want to be a diabetic educator. Moreover, I want to work closely with patients on how to manage their diabetes both through medication and lifestyle choices. I want to teach cooking classes to diabetic patients who are unsure what foods to eat. I want to lead fitness classes for patients who want to start exercising for health. I want to work one-on-one with patients to really change their lives for the better. I want to be a health coach of sorts for diabetics and non-diabetics alike (I’ve already started with my Aunt and I’m really enjoying it!).
So that’s my plan. Right now I’m just working on my RN. I plan to test for my personal trainer certification in December. And then I plan to start on my Master’s within the next couple of years and get a concentration in Diabetic Education. I’m not sure what kind of certification I want for the nutrition bit, but that’s something I’m really looking forward to. In the end I have a whole lot more schooling to do but I know I’ll enjoy every bit so I can’t wait!
Will I be able to start in this field right out of school? Who knows. If I can’t I know that I really enjoy MedSurg and would love to do that for a couple of years while I keep collecting certifications and degrees. However, there is a program here that I’m very excited about that would actually be the perfect opportunity. Only time will tell.
If you’ve been reading long enough you know my story and know that my passions are food and fitness so I’m sure that this comes as no surprise to anyone. I’m excited to continue my journey and happy to have you along for the ride!
Anyhoo that’s enough randomness for a Sunday night. Tell me…what do you want to be when you grow up? It’s never to late to start living the life you really want!