Warning: This is a long one. I tried to be as honest and detailed as possible about my NCLEX journey. Before taking my NCLEX, I had told myself that I would definitely make a post about it. Now, having taken it, I really felt there was an absolute need for it. After reading tons of … Continue reading My NCLEX Story
I'm definitely still trying to catch up on my post-graduation blogs and photos, so please bear with me. Exactly a month ago on June 21, 2018, as part of the completion of my nursing program, we had a pinning ceremony where we received our pins, lamps, and took our nursing oath. This event had much … Continue reading My Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Back in April, I started hiking again to calm my nerves before my Exit exams and I feel that it really got me somewhat back into shape. During that time, I was able to phase out and control my intake of what I like to call "Asian Carbs" - which are like rice and noodles. … Continue reading Santa Anita Loop Newbie
It's been a long while since I've gone to a bonfire - literally in the double digits of years. I realized last week that this has easily been the most I've gone to the beach in one summer in my entire life and to think summer has just really begun. There is something absolutely peaceful … Continue reading By The Bonfire
My Bachelor of Science in Nursing Exit Examination was just about a month ago, but I never got around to posting much about it. As mentioned in my previous post, my exit exam was a 180-question exam to be completed within three hours. It essentially was a culmination of the whole program where everything and … Continue reading The Road to Exits
It seems that I missed my May 2018 post. Whoops. My apologies. So much for my 2018 resolution. As you know, I was at the tail end of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, and two weeks ago I took my exit exam. Two years of prep work went into that 180-question exam and … Continue reading What to do with all this time?
"Some things just happen, and we don't get to know why." - Dr. April Kepner (Grey's Anatomy 14x17) The month is almost ending. I have not had the time to sit down and actually write out this month's blog. It's been a rough couple of months. And this is an understatement. I think the reason … Continue reading Things just happen…
A few weeks ago this was shared with me - a very powerful video on privilege (see below). This video definitely put into perspective the countless times I'd complain about things being unfair, life being unfair, or those times I'd be so upset with my parents over minute things. All so petty. As a child, … Continue reading Privilege.
As sure as you can count on the sun rising every morning, another year has come and gone and once again we're faced with another 365 days of fresh opportunities and possibilities. Although, nothing quite life-changing happened to me in 2017, I can say that through my journey I've learned more about myself. About myself? … Continue reading 2018 New Year, New Me?
The other week was the first of 2017's emotional rollercoaster weeks for me. A lot of ups and downs in one week, that by week's end I was in a funk that I tried (not all too successfully) to shake off and mask with a smile and laughter. I was once again reminded of how … Continue reading Lucky.