#GOALS

Earlier this week I reached one of my goals. Can I get a whoop-whoop?! I was honestly pumped. It was raining and I wasn’t really sure how it was going to go, but it felt so good to be out and moving I decided I would go for 4 miles that day. Why not? It…

Learning to Dance in the Rain

Life is hard and transitions suck. Graduating college was great, but the period of transition following is hard. Harder than I expected. Because not only am I transitioning, but the lives of the people around me are all transitioning too and we’re not transitioning together, but each in our own ways. Something I have realized…

JOY and Trusting Acceptance

With the new year being only a few days away I have found myself thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. There’s a part of me that actually hates the new year’s resolution bandwagon, I have even written about it in the past. My qualm with it is that I feel like life changes should not be limited…

To the Woman Who Wonders if She’ll Ever be Enough

As women, I think our self-worth is attacked so much. Many of us have, at one point or another, experienced a feeling of being “too much to handle” and “not enough” all at the same time. We feel like we’re too broken for somebody to love, we’re too needy, we’re too much work. Or we…

The Need for Confession

As a convert to Catholicism I quickly learned that I had a greater knowledge base than a cradle Catholic because of going through RCIA and getting foundational faith teachings at a mature age, and because I was choosing the faith I think I was probably more willing to learn.. And most of the church teachings…

An Advent Challenge

It’s still extremely surreal to me that I finished nursing school. That come January I won’t be going back to class, that there are no more 8 am lectures, no more care plans, no more monthly exams, no more finals. I know I’ll never stop learning. I know I’ll never stop wanting to learn more,…

That’s All Folks 

Friday was a momenteous day for me. After 5 and a half years I walked out of the gates at capital university for the last time as a student and it felt so good. As excited as I am for what’s next I can’t believe it’s finally over.  I thought about doing a sappy Facebook…

Wishing for Better

As we near the end of the year, I keep seeing these things on facebook saying something to the effect of “I hope 2017 is better than 2016″. And to be totally honest those kinda things frustrate me so much! There seems to be this perception that life is supposed to be all rainbows and…

Hump Day Inspiration – Mother Teresa Edition

In light of so much negativity and obsessing over the results of this most recent election, and in light of the exhaustion that strikes many teachers and students at this time of year I thought I would share a tid-bit of what I’ve been reading and reflecting on from Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa so often…

These Hands

A couple weeks ago I found myself thinking about all these hands have done in my short 23 years of life. I was largely reflecting on the work they’ve done in the hospital. These hands have done chest compressions trying to save a life These hands have wiped tears while patients cried They have rubbed…

Letting Go of Perfectionism

About a month ago I went to confession. I had the option to do face to face or to go behind a screen. I opted to go face-to-face and it was maybe one of the best decisions I have made. As I went through my sins the priest could see my facial expressions and see…

A Change in Mission

This semester has been – hmm – insane. It’s been so good. I love my clinical. I don’t mind class (maybe my perspective skewed because graduation is less than 50 days away so I don’t care all too much). I love my preceptor. But it has been busy, so busy and so hard in different…