Today’s theme: Education Regrets
Song of the Day: The Light by The Album Leaf
Book of the Month: The Handmaiden’s Tale
Something new I tried: Berry Blast thing (some alcoholic beverage, that wasn’t terrible)
I don’t know why this has become the theme of the day. Perhaps, it’s my terrible habit of comparing myself to others, or maybe a chain of thoughts just lead me there. Whatever it was, it got me feeling a bit down. I am 19, and I have one year of school left, and I know that should be something to be proud of. The regrets still get to me. I wish I would’ve gone off to a better college, but I know that I would’ve never been able to afford it. I honestly can write pages of what I wish could be. I do not have the time, nor would it be time well spent. Instead, I’m going to write some goals down, some years of when I’d like to have them complete, and perhaps, some details.
-Get License 2015
-Get Car 2015-2016
-Graduate ASN 2016
-Graduate BSN 2018-2020 (Giving myself wiggle room for getting adjusted to my new job)
-Get Apartment 2018-2022 (Depending on the costs of school, car, insurance, food, etc.)
-Travel Out of Country 2020-2025 (I want to start young before I settle down)
-Get Masters 2020-2030 (Getting a masters is a shit ton of work)
-Get Doctorate 2030-2040 (It’d be awesome to get a doctorate before my 60’s, if I could teach nursing for a few years before retirement, I could help educate future health care professionals. I would be giving back, before leaving, and I think that’d be a great accomplishment.)
*These things I hope are not altered if I were to wed and have children. I have added wiggle room to the categories if things were to sway my path a bit.
-I ate three meals, this sounds like a silly accomplishment, but for me it isn’t.
-I finished my case study
-I finished my concept map
-I went to class
-I went to work
Short term goal:
-Get another job
-Go to club mixer, represent book club
Super short term goals (weekly):
-Finish clinical work
-Finish smoking case study
-Study for the following: HESI, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing theory, and AP Lab
-Do 300-500 NCLEX problems
Not only will I talk about feelings, answer questions, or support others, I will keep this to track progress. Like a weight loss or food blog, I need a way to track success, so one day I can look back on this a be proud of my accomplishments. Thank you, Tumblr World.