I was talking to one of my friends from home about our Easter Weekends. We both agreed that Easter wasn't as relaxing as we would have liked it to be. My friend graduated last year with a degree in photography. She was explaining to me that her family begged her to do a photoshoot this past weekend. I laughed after she told me how she spent much of the weekend working (for her family, of course without payment) because I had the same encounter. My sister has been quite sick and when I got to her house Friday, I knew we needed to go to the emergency room. Saturday morning 0300 rolls around and I was finally able to bring her home for both of us to get some rest. With that being said, although I was expecting to get a nice weekend break, my mind and nursing skills did not have time to rest. I was thinking about lab values, working with the doctors to advocate for my sister, explaining everything to my family, and getting a little upset with how I noticed some nurses were not doing things the way I've been taught. Anyways, my sister is on her way to recovery even though some of her illness is still a mystery. I have to say it was a really good feeling be able to communicate with the doctors and know what not only I was talking about, but what they were talking about as well. Overall, it was still a good weekend!
Back at here at school.... I have 3 more shifts at the VA and a few more clinical days at the elementary school. Classes are starting to slow down, but my schedule is not getting any easier. I am busy every day! My mind lately has been spinning trying to organize after graduation things and finish up the work I still need to do to graduate!
Tomorrow I will be going to Hanscom Air Force Base for the senior "Smooth Move" Brief. We basically discuss the unknowns of how to get from here to our duty location. It is so much information. I am definitely looking forward to everything I will learn. The goal is to make us feel more comfortable about what lies ahead. It's a great resource we have available to us.
As always, let me know if you have any questions about Norwich or my life here!