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Thursday, August 9, 2012

This is harder than it looks...

So welcome to my first blog... EVER. I've been throwing around the idea of making a nursing student blog almost all summer. At first, I laughed at myself for even thinking that I would have any sort of time to maintain a blog. But after a couple of weeks, I started to realize that it wouldn't be a bad thing for me to have some place to vent and unload (besides my poor husband) and the blog may be a source of motivation to myself and hopefully others.

Let's start with some introductions (fair warning: I'm a wordy girl). My name is Felicia and I'm 27 years old. I'm married with 2 dogs, no kids, and we recently moved to Houston. I haven't actually started nursing school yet, but I'm almost halfway through with my prerequisites at a local community college. If you're wondering what a 27 year old is still doing in college, let me give you a brief overview of my history. I actually enrolled in college as a pre-nursing major right after high school and started working at a national hardware store part-time. I was young and crazy and still enjoying my new adult freedoms. I joined a sorority, took on more hours at work, partied like it was '99 and then found myself in academic probation. All of my life, I've been the "smart one" in the family and always had straight A's. I was in the National Honor Society and salutatorian of my class. So this news came as a complete earth shattering shock to me. I freaked and instead of being motivated to change things, I ran. I dropped out of school and decided to promote within my company. Work was booming at the time and I was a promising girl with drive and a hard work ethic. Fast forward 7 years later, I had worked my way up into senior management with the company, but always secretly felt ashamed that I was working in retail. Cue the Great Recession and the housing market collapse and my company was really hurting. There were tons of changes, layoffs and restructuring. Benefits started disappearing and the once laid back atmosphere became one of worry, vicious rumors, and overall discontent. On top of all of this, we relocated to Houston and I was really struggling with the new city and the difficult store that I had transferred to. I finally decided that I was done with retail management and I was going to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. I stepped down at work to a part time position and transferred to a new store.


So here we are... I'm about to begin the Fall semester and hope to start applying to nursing schools at the end of Spring 2013. I'm pursuing my BSN degree and will be applying to the University of Texas Health Science Center (1st choice) and Texas Women's University Houston. I'll be using this blog to share my experiences, advice, and hopefully some awesome stories. Thanks for reading!

7 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging!

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  2. *waves* Nursing is something I've always thought about doing, but was too scared to make a major life change. Same story of how I used to love my job, but now it's sucking my soul. Couple that with a new baby who has medical issues & I figure I might as well get paid for all the nursing tasks I'm already doing at home. Now I'm just waiting for Baby TK to get a little older & more stable, and I'll be heading back to school. I'll be one of those "mature students" I used to stare at when I was younger. *sigh*

    So glad you started this blog.

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