“If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.”—My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)
“Little by little, things just kind of get better. It doesn’t mean you’re suddenly confident, but there’s a sort of understanding that not every chaos can be controlled, and you’ll be ok, once you’ve come through the storm.”—A nurse, somewhere on the other side of chaos. (via dancingnurse-ed)
My very favorite song in high school was Remember to Breathe by Dashboard Confessional. Josh learned how to play it back then and every once in a while he will pick up his acoustic and just show up in a room playing it. When laying down or when I’m sad. I’m not a super cheesy person but it makes me feel all lovey.
Hello! I'm studying for the NCLEX which i'll be taking next month and I honestly am lost on where to even start. I have the Kaplan Content book that's green and the saunder's book as well. My question is, do I study word for word or review the green content book? I really need some tips on how you studied and if you can give me any advice! Thank you!
First of all- congrats on getting through nursing school! Heeeey! Second of all- I think the biggest bit of advice is to study what you don’t know. You will find yourself wanting to go over what you do know just because it’s familiar. My second bit of info is to find practice questions. A lot of them! Practice doing them for long periods of time, as you will for the NCLEX. I didn’t actually study from either of those books so I’m unsure about the content. But there are a couple apps that are for the nclex and have great practice questions and rationales. Just remember- you know your stuff! It’s all in there! Im sure you’ve heard this but the biggest things to study are prioritizing and delegating. Do that and you should be good to go! Don’t stress too much, it clouds your mind! Good luck!! 😊
A writer for the new york times interviewed a series of people who had survived jumping off the golden gate bridge. Every person she interviewed admitted that about two thirds of the way down, they realized that every seemingly meaningless problem that caused them to jump was fixable.
1. Always ask for help when turning a patient, even if the place is deserted, and it looks simple. Wait until you can get help - your back is worth it. Back injuries creep up from years of “just this once”
2. Trust your instinct. People will always disagree with you, but it’s your patient, your…
“If you have someone that you think is the one…take that person and travel around the world; buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back…and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”—Bill Murray (via wanderlusttour)
There are days when I debate whether or not to further my education. But then I remember the day that I walked to my classroom, looked at the door, started bawling with anxiety, turned around, went home and had to listen to Bon iver the rest of the day. Or the many times I came home from clinical to sob the rest of the night because I was so stressed. I know crying doesn’t help get work done. Nursing school was hell for me. Some people handle stress well, I am not one of those people. Maybe I’m weak. But i got my nursing license and that felt realllllly good.