Yes, as my title suggests, today did turn out to be a productive day. I was waiting around some in the morning for be to wake up, but that was honestly kind of okay because I was experiencing a lot of symptoms this morning and was really tired. It feels so good to have a day that I feel like I am productive and busy. That’s all I want.
I had a good swim. It really made my FM symptoms go away, although I am still having a lot of these separate neuritis symptoms today.
Then I went to that nursing school information session and had a meeting with an advising counselor afterward. That was a super interesting experience. The building I went to was brand-new, only a year old, and he had amazing technology and an amazing simulation lab. The main things I learned more that I can start soon and that they won’t take any of my prereqs taken before 2006 (so the first half of my bachelors degree) but I can test out of those classes (which I honestly think I easily can because it would just be algebra, anatomy, and physiology (my favorite subject),and maybe one other).
The point is, I could start nursing school in November. I just need to figure out if this place is worth it to me. It was so interesting, I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s just a nursing school, that’s all they have there. They are fully CCNE accredited. I guess my only worries are the money, again even after what I said yesterday, and the fact that it’s so new so some schools in other states aren’t really that keen on excepting their BSN for their MSN programs. Anyway, I need to look over the literature more and talk to B about it, which we probably won’t have a chance to do until Saturday because we have so many social engagements! Besides tonight (see below), we are having a barbecue tomorrow and then going to a going-away party. I do know that this school is getting more and more credibility and has a good reputation.
My other main worry is about my disability. I never know how to approach that with people, whether it’s for a job, for school, or with people I just met.
I think those are my two main things: deciding whether I would go there or not based on what type of a school it is even regarding my advice to myself yesterday, and how we would work with my disability/nerve disorder (which is so much better, but might still be a factor in clinicals).
I do know that I just want something to work on. I want to be/feel productive every day, and be working towards a career. I want to contribute to our household too, and use my brain, and be proud of myself.
On being social: B’s friend is coming over tonight. He is transferring to a new location (he’s someone B works with) so that really sucks. But they are at happy hour right now and then he will spend the night here in our spare room so B can help him finish moving tomorrow.I am kind of proud of myself because I said he could stay here. I actually think this guy is a really good friend, I just have a tendency to isolate and not want to see people. But I realized that every time I actually do go out or have people over, I have such a great time, gain a new perspective on life, and I’m really glad I did it. Are you social or a homebody? Do you get social anxiety? Do you find that things always turn out okay when you actually get yourself out there?
Worrying about Ralph: My puppy is kind of wild right now because he’s been in his crate today while we were out running errands. I feel really bad because my foot hurts too much to take him on a walk. But I have actually been doing really well walking lately so this is the first day and while that he hasn’t gotten to go on many walks. He usually gets about four 10 min. walks a day, plus extra potty breaks. That’s pretty good right? I mean he is a 13 pound pug puppy. My mom has two golden retrievers and while they have a yard, she works full-time so they get one 45 to 60 min. walk every evening, so compared to that I don’t think Ralph is doing too badly. It’s something I worry about all the time though. I also think that he is lucky because I’m home with him all day, some dogs don’t get that. When I can’t walk him that much, like on a bad day which only happens about once a week, I play fetch with him inside too. I just hope I’m a good dog mom. anyway, I like to think all of our little walks at up to 40 min. a day plus fetch and free reign of the apartment and that that’s okay. I just want to be a good dog mom. My future mother-in-law said that I worry about my dogs well-being so much that she knows I will be a good mom to her grandchildren. That made me laugh. However, I did get really sick of people talking to me about having kids when we were there for the Fourth of July! I am not a machine here to produce children for your pleasure! 😉 It’s extra funny (read: annoying) because I’m not even really that much of the kid person. It’s not a priority to me, although I know B and I will have kids someday, but hopefully not for 7-8 years until we are in our early 30s.
*I feel the need to say again that any typos you see on my blog are do to my dictation program.*
Yeah, so the questions above: what are your answers?