It’s been awhile since I wrote. I’ve been so overwhelmed with all the stuff going on in my life, I haven’t had any time to update and I apologize. So I figured now was a good time to update you and check in to see how I am doing on my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 – one month in.
New Year’s Resolutions for 2015:
Run a Half Marathon – on January 15th I officially signed up for the Seattle Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon. I’ve been running between 3-4 times a week and am slowly increasing my distance. I know I should buckle down and get serious so I’m not scrambling a month out to get ready but lately I feel as if I shouldn’t be doing anything but homework so I feel as if getting a run in is a luxury. However, I know that if I didn’t, I would eventually go from happy to ape shit in 2 seconds. So to de-stress and save the lives of many innocent people – I sacrifice some time.
Stay healthy – despite my busy schedule I’ve been finding time for running and the gym and I still feel great.
Eat healthier – some days are better than others. Taking Nutrition – even though I hardly retain much information – is subconsciously helping me to make better decisions. Today has not been a good day.
Dominate school – I constantly feel like I’m drowning although I don’t think I’m doing as terribly as I thought I was!
Save money – No money saved right now. As soon as I start working more hours and can pay off this quarter’s tuition, hopefully I can start saving….for next quarter’s tuition – ugh.
Pass my nursing assistant state test on Jan 16th! – Fail. It’s still difficult for me to talk about without getting worked up. I went down there and half my class was there that day taking the exam as well. We all passed our written, but all of us – except 2 – failed the practical part. The first thing most people said to me was “That’s on your instructors” – but trust me, it isn’t. Most of my classmates were failed for the most ridiculous things – and the thing that really pisses me off is the guy I was paired with did 4 things (that I could tell) wrong and he was passed! Where is the justice in this world? Our issue’s lay with the women who gave us the exam. My re-test is February 14th – so here’s hoping.
Acquire a nursing assistant job – this will be in the works once I pass my state exam…on Feb 14th!
Volunteer – done! I’ve been volunteering at Northwest Hospital since last week and today was my 3rd day. I seriously love it and am learning so much about the hospital. My fellow volunteers are either retired who are looking for ways to give back or – most of them – are nursing students like me. And we ALL go to the same school. It’s amazing.
Stay awesome – I’m trying – and some days I think it takes a lot more.
Cut stress – this is just a fail. A horrible, horrible fail. Between work, school, volunteering, family crap – I have no time for a social life and no time is really devoted to relaxing. My shoulders are constantly tense, my head hurts and I’m afraid I’m a nightmare to Matt. My only saving grace is when he told me the other night “You didn’t know me in college”. I don’t know if I forget what it’s like to be in school and this is how I was or if I’m seriously on the brink of insanity. Regardless, I can’t wait to be done with Math..
Drink less – you’d think with all the stress in my life I’d be drinking more. On the contrary. If I’m doing homework on a Friday night with a beer in my hand – it’s a hell of a lot harder to understand what the hell I’m doing than if I were drinking tea. What’s the point in “relaxing” with a drink when I’m never relaxing anyway?
Love more – I love so much. All the people putting up with my insanity – I love you.
LIVE – failing. But I still have 11 months to figure it out.
Stay relaxed Seattle…