Jul 1, 2010

Decisions

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
It is really difficult to find time to blog AND do homework, feels like it's either one or the other. I'm a little ahead in homework, which is why I can blog. I read most of my blogs last night so now I can blog. YAY!!!

I ended up with 2 B's last term! Not OK! I knew I was going to get a B in writing, but I was NOT expecting a B in health. When I went back for summer term, I asked her about my grade and it turns out that she didn't count an essay I wrote. All I had to do was turn that in and she bumped my grade up to an A WOOOHOOO!! That made my GPA go up to 3.92, MUCH happier about that. Although, I do have to give myself props for NOT freaking out about my 2 B's. I was upset, obviously but I didn't end up in the corner in the fetal rocking back and forth crying. I say that's success!

This term is going GREAT! I love all my classes. I haven't even whined once when the weather is nice and I had to go to class. That's a lot of love for my classes!

I think I'm going to make some changes as far as school goes. My plan was to bust through fall term so I could apply to the nursing program in February, but I think I might wait. The nursing program I was going to apply too is really hard to get in and it's only offered every other year, but it's only a 2 year program. I think a 4 year program at a university will benefit me more. It'll be more work and difficult, but I think it will pay off in the end. There are about 3 colleges I want to go too, but I haven't made a concrete decision yet. I'm thinking Oregon State University because I know there are some fertility clinics in the area and I might be able to get to know the people that work there and at least get a toe in the door. But then again Portland State University has an AMAZING nursing program, so I just have no idea. I need to do some more research. BAH! Any advice?

So, we've been tryin to buy this damn house down the street for 7 months now and we're closer then we've ever been, so exciting! All of our bids are in, signed in blood, itemized just how Fannie Mae likes it. Our Realtor is a dumbass, our 2nd extension was approved but the 3rd wasn't because we asked for an extension until the 10th, apparently that's a weekend and the government doesn't work on the weekends. So we had to put in ANOTHER one, which was approved (thank Goddess) but shouldn't our Realtor know that? Then my dad had to call her yesterday because if the extension wasn't approved by 5pm, we would have been shit out of luck. She never called us, we had to call her. I can NOT wait until I don't have to talk to this woman again, she is seriously dumb as a box of rocks and has NO idea what she is doing. I dislike her.....a lot!

That's pretty much it on my end. Hope ya'll are doing well. Miss you all SO much!

10 friends have commented:

Quiet Dreams on July 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM said...

So sorry about the box of rocks realtor. Argh.

But good on you, both for your good grades and for not freaking out over the B's. ("B" is for bueno)

Alana on July 2, 2010 at 9:15 AM said...

Yay you...continuing to kick butt with your school work!

As far as your programs go...can you tour the facilities? Can you speak to people who are currently enrolled in the programs and get their feedback?

Hope all works out with the house. Sorry the realtor has been such a pain in the bum. :)

Jamie on July 2, 2010 at 12:55 PM said...

Ugh - bad realtors SUCK ASS. I hope you get your house signed, sealed and delivered soon so you can kiss her good-bye!

I went through a two year program first then later went back for my BSN. If you think you will eventually want your BSN, I would go ahead and go for the four-year program. In the end, it will save you time and money. The only real difference in the two is a four-year program covers leadership/research while the two-year program does not. Usually the two-year program will typically have more clinical/bedside time because so much of the four-year program is spent doing research and paper writing.

Some people claim that nurses coming out of a four-year program aren't as adequately prepared for life as a bedside nurse because they don't get as much clinical time. Personally, I got a lot of clinical time and still felt overwhelmed!

The great thing about nursing is there are so many different career choices in the nursing field. Having an associates degree will limit those choices. I wish I had just gotten my BSN to begin with - I hated going back to school.

Hope that helps! Feel free to call or email me anytime if you want to talk about it.

Miss Ruby on July 2, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

Hope everything works out with the house honey - 7 months wow!!

Congrats on the grades!

And I'm loving the new look of the blog!

xxxx

Kristin on July 2, 2010 at 11:24 PM said...

Congrats on your awesome grades.

Good luck with the house.

And, I agree with your thinking on the 4 yr vs 2 yr program.

Dolli-Mama on July 3, 2010 at 11:41 AM said...

Yeah for awesome grades! I know you worked really hard at them! Good luck with the house and with your college choices. It's so tough!!

CanadianMama on July 3, 2010 at 7:45 PM said...

WOOHOO for awesome grades!! And SO excited for you on the house front. When will you get to move in?

cysteract on July 6, 2010 at 8:09 AM said...

Miss you too !!

Wtg on the grades and the not freaking out.
Hope you get to wave goodbye to the realtor soon Xxx

Suzy on July 7, 2010 at 7:33 AM said...

Hope the house gets done soon! Sorry about the box of rocks realtor. And yes, she should know what the heck she's doing!

You're so awesome for all you do!

Joy on July 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM said...

Hey! This is Raelene, I've changed my blog, just so you know :)

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