Saturday, October 23, 2010

Midterms are over :)

Midterms are over and I made it out alive.
By the grace of God, I managed to make it out with all A's except for one 89.8%.

So thankful!

Our family took some time to explore our current surroundings and headed to Petit Jean State Park for some hiking and a picnic. I can't even describe the beauty all I can say are the pictures don't do it justice.

Monday, October 11, 2010

it happened

it happened....
you know
the moment every other nursing student talks about
the moment were you are sitting in the floor, surrounded by books.
You're barely surviving on the 16 hourse of sleep you've had in the last 5 nights.
The realization that you are no where near being caught up on assignments and you are currently on page 20 of a paper that is due the next day.
You stumble
and in that moment you quietly think to yourself
"WHY am I doing this?"
Mine happened this weekend
I hit my wall
I had a good cry
and then I remembered all the reasons why I AM DOING this.
I cried some more.

Then I hoisted my fat butt over that wall :)
Here is to not being afraid of failure and becoming all that God has destined you to be.

Friday, October 08, 2010


Do you ever feel like something is dragging you closer and closer to the edge of a cliff? Do you have moments where you feel like taking a running start and jumping off so at least you have control of your own demise? Instead you dig your heels in and try to grab ahold of any tree/shrub/bush you can to keep from getting closer to the end of the line.

Good, I am glad I am not the only one.

Here is to "digging in" and knowing that even if you go over the edge HE will pull you back up.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Hard Work

I had a important exam on Thursday this week. It was imperative that I do well because quite honestly I did horribly on our first exam which was over fluid and electrolytes. The pressure was intense. It is much harder to recover from a bad grade than it is to coast by with a B. Thankfully I have a great group of girls to study with and we were burning the candle at both ends on Wednesday. We put in over 17 hours of study time that day....INSANE right!?

But the good news is that all the hard work paid off. We all made great grades on the exam. We were exhausted but we really do push each other. I am so thankful to call them my friends.

Iron sharpening Iron