Medical, memories, Uncategorized

We Will Take Care of You (a Corrections Nursing Story)

She was a pretty young lady. Tattoos peeking out from under her clothes, make up well done - eyeliner was winged in a way I could never hope to pull off. Not yet in her orange scrubs that prisoners wore, which was unusual but it was owing to the booking officers being too busy to… Continue reading We Will Take Care of You (a Corrections Nursing Story)

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Reblogging Emma: In The Courtyard

While I am working on some new content, please enjoy some of my older content over the next several days that I have not reblogged before 🙂 (August 10, 2015) I walked out into the courtyard; it was a perfectly sunny Swedish springtime day. I took a glance around, conscious of the fact that I was… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: In The Courtyard

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Corrections RN

I should be working on my 10 page research paper... The last big assignment before the end of this semester. That and less than a handful of discussion boards. Just Summer and Autumn semesters left to go to get my BSN. Woo. Feels like it's actually within reach. I am totally procrastinating on this paper… Continue reading Corrections RN

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Autobiographies I Love

After having posted another post yesterday about a current autobiography I am totally loving and relating to, I figured I'd compile a list of ones I have on my book shelf currently I'd recommend. I'll put links in the captions should anyone want to buy them. At the end, I will post links to the… Continue reading Autobiographies I Love

books, memoir, Uncategorized

This Will Only Hurt A Little

For those of you that have followed me for awhile, it won't come to any surprise that I have read a new autobiography that I love. Well, ok, this most recent one I've experienced is actually an audiobook I've been listening to on my hour and fifteen minute commutes to and from work. I got… Continue reading This Will Only Hurt A Little

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Huge Bag of Gourmet Cheese

Glad Sankta Lucias dag, allihopa! Things are going very well in Emma's life these days. I am devoting myself to writing today on a rare day off where I have not many other tasks that need completing... So hopefully I will be able to get a few more narrative posts scheduled for you all. I'd… Continue reading Huge Bag of Gourmet Cheese

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She’s Glorious

I splurged on a new laptop. You guys... she's glorious. She's an Asus Vivobook. It was just in time, too. I ordered her because I'm starting my BSN next semester, and I happened to make a butt tonne of money at my travel nursing job last week (three days of work and made more than… Continue reading She’s Glorious

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Oh, Honey… You Haven’t Even Begun to See Me Overreact

I've gotten to the point in my life, finally, that I do not feel the need to allow others to walk all over me. Really, this trait has been with me for the past several years. Unfortunately, since moving to my current place of residence, I have noted that there seems to be a lot… Continue reading Oh, Honey… You Haven’t Even Begun to See Me Overreact

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Two times in a month – you lucky dogs, you

Here I am again, for the second time in a month - wow! It's been awhile since that's happened LOL. No news yet on the transfer. I should find out this week if it's been approved. Otherwise I have emailed my current manager (we just got an interim one as the other one just moved… Continue reading Two times in a month – you lucky dogs, you

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Busy Busy Business

Hello lovelies, It's been too long again, I know. I was, as I believe you know, starting that new job earlier in the summer. So with that, and the extra training days I was naturally more busy. THEN we suddenly got the chance to rent a new house that actually has AIR CONDITIONING (OMG YAAASSS)… Continue reading Busy Busy Business

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Ashamed I Did Not Have the Words at the Ready

"I hate them because they are black," she said. My mouth dropped open, I was so shocked at the sheer boldness of her statement. I don't think I had ever heard someone be so clear cut in expressing their racism. I sputtered, trying to put my thoughts together so that I could form the sounds… Continue reading Ashamed I Did Not Have the Words at the Ready

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“It’s Been a Long Road” …or “Never Give Up on Your Dreams”

You guys. I did it. Not only did I pass my RN-NCLEX a couple weeks ago, but I have - as of today - officially become a Registered Nurse. I know I have written about how I wanted to be an RN for a long time on this blog before - years ago at this… Continue reading “It’s Been a Long Road” …or “Never Give Up on Your Dreams”

Adventures in Dating, David, Maja, memoir, relationship, teenage years, Uncategorized, Wyatt

90s Girl at Heart

A few days ago I was listening to a podcast, as I am wont to do almost any moment during my free time these days, and the guest struck a particular cord with me this time. She was a 90s girl at heart, she told Dax Shepard on his podcast "Armchair Expert" (August 12, 2019… Continue reading 90s Girl at Heart

Medical, Uncategorized

Happy Birthday, Flo!

Today marks the 200th birthday of our glorious leader... err... founder... err, whatever. LOL This is why this year is the International Year of the Nurse 🙂 So let's all give a shout out to our girl, Flo... She's looking good for 200, isn't she? Ha ha

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I know! I KNOW!

I know, I'm sorry I always say I'll be back sooner rather than later... and then all of a sudden it is three months later. Good news is I have finished my college program and will soon be able to sit for the next set of boards soon and will then be able to call… Continue reading I know! I KNOW!

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Happy Birthday… I mean Blogday to me!

Oh geez, you guys (can you hear the increasingly midwestern accent encroaching in my vernacular? lol) It's my Blogaversary today! This blog is 5 years old. FIVE, count 'em… FIVE YEARS OLD! Where has all the time gone? My little baby has grown so much... and just think how much bigger it could have been… Continue reading Happy Birthday… I mean Blogday to me!

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Light at the End of The Tunnel

I've been ridiculously busy. I know, I know... That's been my excuse every time I leave y'all hanging. But I'm back, for a moment, while I waste my energy on laundry and not on my studies... Last semester and it's all a bit overwhelming to be honest, but I'm staying positive - because I can… Continue reading Light at the End of The Tunnel

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays y'all! Ooo a change for once - a happier noted post, lol. I finally have time for writing, but I've been spending most of the holidays sleeping, eating goodies, and listening to podcasts. ...I've even caught up on a few TV shows! Woo! ...and working a bit, but not too much 🙂 I… Continue reading Happy Holidays

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Weird Couch Fever Dream

I slept like shit last night you guys, and let me tell you why. Well, first of all I'm sick - so that didn't help things, but... since I'm sick and feared being contagious to hubby, I slept on the couch. I had a new bottle of Paxil in the living room so I took… Continue reading Weird Couch Fever Dream

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Being a Nothing-of-Consequence

My anxiety is rising. I was in a good mood earlier today, and I plan on feeling okay tomorrow... The thing is that as the holiday season starts, I am catching ripples of anxiety - like waves of salt hitting my face, suddenly so that I don't have time to close my mouth. I sputter… Continue reading Being a Nothing-of-Consequence