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:: 2007 14 November :: 9.59 pm

Hey ya'll, what's the plan for new years? Interested in coming to Chicago, we found a few cool parties.


:: 2007 4 October :: 4.13 pm

I really like to show Dirty Sexy Money. Last night Kari and I have an AMAZING time out on the town. So many fun things, makes the hangover worth it. And I enjoy having a kitty.


:: 2007 5 September :: 12.20 pm

Alright, so the long awaited update has arrived.

I passed boards. This is amazing to me. Sometimes I sit back and it just hits me that I really am a nurse. Everything I have worked so hard for the last four years have been achieved. I'm at where I dreamed of being for so long. It's such a surreal feeling. What is next after this? Marriage, family? Not for me. I'm just going to live life now and try to save some money, take some trips, and enjoy life with the people I love.

Everyday at work I am amazed that people actually think I know what I am talking about. Sure, I have some experience but I talk to my patients and their families, and when I say things, they don't question it. The respect that people have for nurses surprises me. We talked about it in school but to experince it is another thing.

I really don't like my job. Today I am going in for day 7, which I want to scratch my eyes out because of this. The hospital is ok, the patients are fine, its the people I work with. They are just rude people. There are a lot of asian and indian people, and I know that there are different cultures, but it's not an environment that is nice. People don't work together, everyone complains all the time, and people say rude things. After I get off of orientation and start doing things on my own, I am going to look for a new job. There is no way I can stay at this job for a year. I'll be a meaner person I think. And definately really cynical.

Chicago is really fun! I just wish that I knew more people here to do things with. Kari and I basically have an opposite schedule, and I think we'll work opposite weekends. It gets lonely at times, but once I am on 12 hours shifts, I'm getting a pet. I can't decide between a cat or a dog, but I'll get something. Plus I'm thinking about getting another job so I can meet people my own age and make some friends down here. That's another thing about my job. Everyone is older, married, and has kids. Or they are single asian women who are just mean. No one I really want to hang out with after work. Even the nurses aids are all older with families. That's just not the scene I'm into, obviously. I'm into the going out and getting drunk scene.

A year ago I couldn't have imagined that my life would be this way now. I never would have thought that things would ever be going this well with Jason. I didn't think I would be in the position with him ever again. Yet here we are, together, having a great time together. While I'm really sad that I am away from him, I do not for one second regret moving here. I made this decision when we weren't dating, and I know this is what I wanted. I just don't think I would have been this happy with my life if I would have stayed in Grand Rapids. The question for me is what I want to do with my life after I'm done living in Chicago, whenever that is. I try not to think about it, as I am really enjoying living in the moment. The only adult thing I have to worry about is starting to pay back my loans next month and saving my money. That is really the only thing that makes me feel like an adult right now. Otherwise I'm in this limbo between college and adulthood, which I sort of like.

Off to work now, dreading every moment of it. I'm with a really neurotic nurse today, I hope that her stress doesn't rub off on me.

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:: 2007 18 August :: 3.30 pm

I passed my nursing boards!!! I am officially a registered nurse and done with studying!! Woohoo!! I promise an update in the very near future of what is going on in my life.

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:: 2007 11 June :: 12.04 am

So I got a job on the telemetry unit at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, and on Friday I'm going there to find an apartment, which I will be moving in to in 3 weeks. I am super excited!!!!

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:: 2007 23 May :: 8.48 pm

Michelle I saw this and thought of you. Hopefully it works.

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:: 2007 18 April :: 1.56 pm

So at 10:30 am today, I finished college. It's unbelievable to think I will never have to do any of that school crap again. And I am so proud of myself I could burst!

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:: 2007 10 April :: 12.02 pm

Well, i presented my thesis yesterday and rocked it! Now there are only 3 things for the rest of my college career that I need to do and turn in..this is the most incredible feeling.


:: 2007 13 February :: 8.08 pm



:: 2006 12 December :: 2.12 pm

Ugh, i hate studying this much. My brain is yelling at me, and I'm starting to stress out.

And to have another downer, nip/tuck tonight is the season finale. Damn short seasons. Good news is that Joely Richardson is leaving the show; i was getting so sick of her whining. Maybe she'll get killed off. I wonder how they would do it. They have killed off some ppl in pretty cool ways.

ick. back to the books.


:: 2006 6 December :: 1.09 pm

Not much to say right now. Just wasting time at the CHHS. And for everyone who reads this, you probably don't even know what the inside of this building looks like.

slightly annoyed-my plan was to go to the bernhard center to print out some documents for my thesis meeting at 3, then realized that I dont have my ID so i cant do it, and now I feel slightly stupid. I just wish my proposal was turned in so I can stop worrying about it for a couple of days.

I also wish that I didnt have to study for finals, but alas, that is what will be consuming my life for the next week. Goodbye all my free time! Goodbye having fun! See you next week.

Although I can't complain too much as that I will be done with school by this time next week, and will be partying it up quite a bit. Why you might ask. Because I can! A celebration for my last winter semester. Sounds fitting to me.


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:: 2006 15 November :: 3.04 pm

Woot! I'm done with my paper! Now I have to work on a care plan :( I feel like it is never ending. on the other hand, in 4 weeks from right now I will be on christmas break. And only have 1 semester of college (which scares me the most). I don't want to be out of college yet.


:: 2006 13 November :: 3.22 pm

I wish it was Wednesday at 11:30 am. So bad.


:: 2006 19 October :: 8.45 pm

I'm coming to New York :D

T minus 14 hours


:: 2006 4 October :: 6.25 pm

You Are Bart Simpson

Very misunderstood, most people just dismiss you as "trouble."

Little do they know that you're wise and well accomplished beyond your years.

You will be remembered for: starring in your own TV show and saving the town from a comet

Your life philosophy: "I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!"

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