My Valentine.

Monday, February 16, 2015

First Year Nursing School. Part I.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

As someone who has worked in care giving situations sporadically throughout my life, I know that God has placed me where I am supposed to be.

My first few months in nursing school have been an electric whirl wind full of a lot of up's and a few downs. I have learned to administer influenza vaccines, screen children and teenagers for vision impairments, assess children with asthma, and communicate effectively with older adults.

I can also check your vitals and assess your skin, heart, lungs, ADL's, cognition, and more.

Next is medication administration. 

Wish me luck.
(finger's crossed.)

But the skill side is not why I am in love with nursing. Of course it's fun to be able to give a TB or be able to listen to heart and lung sounds. (Not to mention vastly important.)

 But it's not why I'm in love with nursing.

No, no, no. 
Moments with real, raw, and vulnerable people make me excited to be a nurse. 

The only religion I want.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

"Like the pharisees, we are quick to passionately debate our lists of do’s and don’ts, and slow to enter into the redemptive work Jesus has charged us with."

This girl has got it right. I want to be the kind of Christian that doesn't debate silly topics. I want to be the kind of Christian that preaches good news to the poor, who helps to bind the broken hearted, who speaks freedom to the captives
and release from darkness for the
prisoners. Someone called to be an oak of righteousness for the Lord. I want beauty instead of ashes. I want the oil of gladness instead of mourning. I want a garment of praise, not a spirit of despair. 
I want to use the gifts I've been given to help the poor. The only religion I want is the kind that extends itself to the orphans and the widows in their distress. The kind that keeps itself separate from the world.

Read this:


Saturday, February 7, 2015


Fell for this guy September 24, 2014


Saturday, February 7, 2015

I am over half way done with my first year of nursing school. 

That's crazy. 

I've also been living without a car for almost over month. 

That's a good story.
(And a lot of walking.)

And there are some things that I've learned this past year that I need to get off my heart. 

In 2014

I learned that I have the capacity to really and truly love. 
I also learned that I am stronger than I think I am 
(That's God.)

I learned that the words left unsaid can hurt more than the words that are 
not everyone will choose to go on the journey with you. 
(And that's okay.)

I learned that I have the ability to move somewhere by myself 
and take a leap of faith on a dream I've always had. 
(That's beautiful.)

I learned that life gives you the friends you need when you need them and that it can 
give you an unexpected surprise in the shape of 
a dark haired boy in love with the stars.
(That's my favorite.)

I learned that when you're down to nothing, you should give the last of what you have to give and ask God to take care of the rest. 
(That's scary.)
(That's faith.)

In 2015. 

I'm happy and I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.

That's grace.

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