New Things in Store for Me…

Nursing School

I have some big and exciting news to start off 2022. I was accepted into Nursing School and am starting my first semester. This has been a long time coming and it has definitely been a journey along the way. I first started looking into Nursing programs when I graduated high school in 2011. Due to the budget crisis in California way back in the day, the program I was looking at was cut and almost all nursing programs were turned into lottery based systems. So now fast forward about 10 years and I am officially in Nursing school. I am beyond excited, nervous and definitely stressed. Sometimes I think that it isn’t real, but it is. There is so much to learn and I am excited to learn and soak in all this knowledge.

Goals:

Some goals that I will be continuing to work on are my studying techniques and organizational skills. This semester I am doing a big personal change with how I organize. When I was going to school for my Associates in Fire Technology I wrote EVERY single down in a notebook or a planner. I also had assignments and due dates randomly tacked up to my board or laying on a counter top. I decided this time I can’t do that because that was so hectic, even though it worked. I bought a few new items for studying and organizing, one of them being the new Ipad Pro. This thing is amazing so far, I’m still learning as I go because it is a steep learning curve for me. One of the things that I love about it is the Digital Planner aspect. Instead of carrying around a paper planner (which I kind of miss because I love them), the digital planner is much more efficient and accessible. When I go to work I only have to carry around a small notebook, my Ipad and my Apple Pencil. It’s convenient, not bulky and works great off of wifi.

Another goal that I gave myself is: not to set myself up with too many goals. Everybody is different and I know how I work. If I give myself too many goals I will stress myself out and over worry. That is something I don’t want. Lastly my end goal is I want to pass school. Easier said than done.

“You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome.”

—Robin Williams in Patch Adams

Listening To Podcasts

What Are Podcasts?

Before I listened to Podcasts, I had no idea what they were. I just figured they were people talking about stuff, no glitz or glam. I was wrong, and surprised about how much I enjoy certain ones. Podcasts are defined as: an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download to listen. Alternatively, the word “podcast” may refer to the individual component of such a series or to an individual media file

When Is A Good Time To Listen To A Podcast?

You can literally listen to Podcasts anywhere you would like. They can be downloaded beforehand if there is no internet services or you can stream them directly off of a website. I never used to listen to podcasts. I didn’t exactly know what they were and I figured it was boring stuff. You can listen to them at work, in the car on a road trip, taking a bath. You can really listen to them wherever you would like. I just started listening to them at work. I don’t have the typical “9-5” job. Working as an EMT I am on an ambulance for my WHOLE shift. We work in there, hang out in there, eat in there and pass the time listening to podcasts. Every Wednesday I have the same partner and she loves these things. She kept talking about them and finally she said we had to listen to one. So we ended up listening to a podcast called Crime Junkie. The Podcast series is based off of true crime. She really draws you into the evidence and the story that is being told. This is now one of my FAVORITE ways to KILL time.

Where Can I Find Them?

There are multiple places you can stream or download Podcasts:

This is just a handful of suggestions of Podcasts that touch on different topics. If you know of any other good Podcasts please feel free to spread the knowledge! I hope you find a podcast to die for.