||[Mar. 2nd, 2007|08:01 am]
Wow, it's been awhile. A lot's happened since the last time I updated. Let's see....|
Well, for starters, Nigel and I are living together now. We moved in to my parents' newly finished basement around christmas time, and it has been the greatest. I really love being able to sleep next to him at night; it makes me feel safe.
And speaking of "nights" and "sleep," I quit my night shift job, and I've been unemployed for a little over a month now. Nursing school didn't really fit my work schedule so my parents have been helping me out lately as far as expenses go.
I hate being a mooch, though, so being broke and unemployed is only a temporary thing. I actually just got a job as a patient transporter at St. Mary's hospital. The work is fairly simple and the pay is really good. Hell, it's more than I was making at Fenwick. I've been busy with all the pre-employment stuff this past week, and I have to go back today to get my PPD read and discuss scheduling with my new boss.
Nursing school has been going pretty well. Lab is especially fun, because it's all hands on learning. And unlike some of the prerequisites, it doesn't feel like a waste of time. I mean, the skills we're learning are skills that we'll be using for our whole careers. It's all very exciting, and everyone feels it. Everyone has that feeling like "Wow, I'm finally here!"
Nursing school is so different from regular classes. In Nursing school you share all your classes with the same people for two years. I've actually gotten to know many of my classmates just over the past few weeks, and it's almost like having a support group. Everyone studies together, helps each other; it's a team.
On another note, I turned 21 at the beginning of this month.... yeah... I'm such a cliche. There are pictures of my first real drinking experience up on my myspace. You can't get to them, though, unless I friend you, so just send me a friend request if you want to see them.
Well... that's all I can think of for now. It's time for me to get to the gym to shed some more winter weight. Maybe I'll be on later.