Thursday, August 18, 2011

Last Week of Summer --- Monday is the Day

a new chapter in my life called nursing school begins ...hey! I like that :)

In the last couple of days, I've been doing a lot of reading mainly my ADN manual and the syllabi for Professional Nursing and Fundamental of Nursing

As much as I try to keep my cool and not freak out...  I see a lot of work and studying in the next 16 weeks --- which I think is doable.

Diet wise, I haven't really put much thought in it lately, much less stepped on the scales.

I've been cleaning and setting up the guest room for my (future)brother-in-law and his son. They're due tomorrow, so I need to make sure the house is clean and 6-year old proof.

It'll be hectic tomorrow because my fiance and I will be in town for groceries, drop off Daisy for grooming, and  do some clothes shopping. I'd like to finish by noon tomorrow, so we can do some yard work (our front lawn looks like a jungle! lol)

I feel good in general and looking forward for the semester. I can finally "test" my diet/fitness schedule and see how well it works with my school schedule.

During orientation, the dean mentioned not to worry if our uniforms feels too big, because she said, we're not going to lose any weight in the semester, but in fact, may gain weight. I started laughing to myself because she said exactly what my concerns are.

But I truly believe that if I am prepared and plan specifically ahead, the outcome may be different. I really just need to push myself and follow through the guidelines I set up.

I just wanted to thank all you ladies for following and commenting. I truly enjoy hearing from you *hugs*

And for those who are passerby's and anonymous visitors say hello once in awhile, I do like to know you all out there!

Weekend is almost here... yay! I wish you all a fabulous day :)


  1. Hello! I love your blog! I just started reading it! Are you already an RN? I'm doing my pre-reqs for nursing right now! Any tips on studying? :)


  2. Hi Apriljoy! Thank you for stopping by! It's always exciting meeting fresh new faces in my blog :)

    I wish I am an RN already lol.. but I still have 2 more years to go. I'm barely starting my program, in fact my first semester starts Monday!

    I'm sure you will go through your pre-reqs with flying colors and before you know it you'll be done.. That's how I felt in the last year.

    Study tips -- what really work for me is studying way ahead of the test date (like 3-5 days before the test) and in small 2-hour increments,then taking 30 min breaks in between. It really helps in retention. And on the night before the test. I only study an hour and relax the rest of the time.

    Best of luck in your own studies and keep in touch!

    ps. I adore your new puppy! so cute!

  3. Well, gertie, we have arrived, haven't we? Scholl begins for me on Monday too. I had orientation yesterday and ran around literally all the time before and after that...sheesh, I'm pooped already!!! Good luck with the new semester girl and remember we other blogger chums have got your back! :)


  4. So, how was your first couple of days? I am just getting the hang of the schedule. Best of luck to you and thanks for stopping by to comment! The roller bag has saved me a hernia, I think!;)

  5. Awesome that you are taking the next step, and best of luck for school starting. I'm excited for you!

  6. Hi Gertie!!!
    Congrats on classes starting! Mine started too, oh my! I think the little flutter of panic from my first day of organic chemistry is finally calming down. I really like your study tip about studying 5 days-ish ahead of time. I am going to try that. Hugs,Heather.