Life since nursing school ended has been lazy and slow. I definitely don’t like it.
On the upside, I have acquired a pharmacy technician job that will be useful. It’s an on-call position, so I plan on keeping it even after I’m hired as a nurse. $40,000 in loans (on top of what I owe from my first degree) isn’t going to pay back itself.
NCLEX is my current obsession. I’m answering questions daily, but I’m working on convincing myself that I’m going to pass. As each day passes, and I continue to do mediocre on my practice exams, I’m convinced that I’m going to fail. However, as my classmates take the exam and pass it, my confidence swings upwards just a little bit. I’m very nervous about it. Very nervous.
(Jag-off is used in Criminal Minds dialogue at least twice. Someone is from Pittsburgh.)
Anyway. NCLEX. So far, only one classmate hasn’t passed, and I was incredibly surprised that she didn’t. It’s crept into my brain, and now I’m not sleeping. Of course, I’m also the high strung person who’s used all of her calming oils, thus making me all out. :( I would kill for some lavender and peace and calming right now. As it is, I’ve been bathing in stress away. I can do this. That’s what I have to keep telling myself. I can do it. I will pass.
To make up for the fact that he’s still paying for my bills, Dad’s been making me do things around the house, which I’m more than happy to do. However, having a job again is going to be a big plus. Hopefully working as a pharmacy tech again will reinforce some of the pharmacology parts of NCLEX. If I’m lucky, I’ll work with a super pharmacist who won’t mind if I talk their ear off about interactions, diet restrictions, and side/adverse effects. You’d be surprised how unhelpful my parents are at this occasionally.
Regardless, I’m very much looking forward to getting my first nursing job. Hopefully interviews will start popping up as soon as I’m licensed.
I’ve been thinking a lot about traveling. I’ve signed up for rewards programs through both Southwest and Delta. I’m thinking I’ll use Delta for bigger domestic and international travel, and Southwest for the smaller domestic stuff. I would really like to go to Disneyland for my birthday. Right now airfare on Southwest is $68 one way to Santa Ana and $68 back. The big expenses would be hotel and park stuff. I really want to go. Anyone is welcome to join. :)
The ultimate goal is Italy. I’m thinking, hopefully, mid-2016. I’m completely willing to go by myself, but I’m also hoping that maybe by that time there will be a nice boy in my life. Anyone have any recommendations. ;) I’m willing to travel alone (much to my father’s chagrin), but traveling would be that much sweeter with a companion.
So this high-strung girl is just waiting for the next opportunity to present itself. In the meantime, I’ll be over here, not sleeping because I’m too high-strung.