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UGH! I got up this morning and was like "blaaarrrgghhh, what is going on?"
Today is the last day of "class" for me and we are going to run through all the skills today. I came home yesterday and practiced all night on TJ. I had to keep waking him up during my skills! Then I was falling asleep. Oy. Anyway, I think I'm good enough for skills today. Next week we start our externship. I am still deciding which shoes to wear because it's going to be like 10 hour days. I was going to wear some flats but I am now leaning towards the boots.
Not much else going on lately. I am still looking for a job and I think I am through with truck driving. Screw them! I am not going to go over the road for nothing. I want to see what I can find here. We shall see. However I have to get ready for class.
This has been a very busy month for me. I have been doing some things to secure my future doing something. TJ and I have been trying to figure out what I can do and how I can do it in the shortest amount of time possible. So here is what has developed:
First, I have been going to CNA class. I am going to start my last week this week, then I will go to externship net week. The school I am at is very nice, I will post more about that later. It is MUCH better than the CNA school I went to in Brooklyn. The teacher here is very good. I like her style. Her taste in clothes isn't bad either! Anyway, I have my "final" on Wednesday, so I expect to do well on that.
At first, I was reluctant to go, but I have been trying to get a local driving job for a while now, without luck. Apparently, I am "not experienced" enough! Bullshit! It's all about me being female I am sure. Well, I had a long talk with TJ and he said that I don't have to go over the road, which was winding up to be my only options! So I was thinking about what I could do, and I remembered CNA class. I told TJ that I can train for that and he said it sounded like a good idea. At least it's "woman's work" so I can have a better chance at getting a job.
As I was looking at other options for schooling, and of course, my mother gave me some input like "herbalist" or some other cockamamie degree, I just happened to be looking at what I could do with the CNA. I found some schools out here that will allow you to go into an LPN program with just the CNA. Well, and some tests and stuff. I was seriously considering just going to do the LPN, getting a job, saving money then going to flight school. Well, that was fine and dandy until I started looking up some kind of score that these nursing schools get. I saw the University of Arizona scoring really high and was curious. I went to their website and saw that they had a special program for people with a bachelor degree who want to get the RN. I was like "hmm? this reminds me of that Yale program where you can enter with any bachelor and get an RN in an accelerated program." I started to look around at other schools, like good 'ol community college, and saw that getting the RN at a community college would be cheaper than the LPN at the private school. The only difference is that it is a little longer. So now I was in a conundrum! Should I try the RN programs out here? I still have nightmares about KCC Nursing that I am scared to death of nursing because of it.
I began to think that getting the RN wouldn't be so bad. If I like it, (out here that is, I can't say the same for New York) I can move on to get the NP as I originally planned many moons ago. If I don't like it, I can work and save money, and go on to other things. Maybe this will work? Of course, it can always go bust and I will have yet another disaster. If that happens, I think I will be done with school. No more. But if it works, I can have a decent job. Maybe.
Of course, my mind keeps saying that "everyone" (whoever that is) will think I am stupid for "going back to nursing" and that I was stupid for leaving in the first place. Mehhh. I mean, I liked driving too! I don't know. I can't make everyone happy. I can't even make myself happy, so I think making other people happy is a lost cause. Eat pie and die!!!
Anyway, I did give it much consideration, and I see that the only way I am going to get into medical school in the US is if I get a master's degree AND raise my MCAT. To like, 39. Unless I learn Spanish and go to Puerto Rican school. And I also see that the only way I can go to foreign school is if TJ Is with me. Otherwise, I self-destruct. I also don't want to be a Physician Assistant because I would have to get a master's in that and that is kind of stupid in my opinion. I like the nursing route better because there is a possibility to be a practitioner, and in this state, NPs are autonomous. There is also a PhD option. Not that I am saying I am going to get that, but that possibility is there. And that was my main goal in life. I don't know why, but it is. So things are kind of leaning towards the nurse route. Heaven help me!
To make matters worse, I have registered for the one class that I need to apply to the UA program. I also decided to retake the chemistry classes and get A's. Hopefully. Ha ha! So I am going to take a whole year of chemistry in one summer. Heaven help me times 2!
I asked TJ if he thought I was crazy. He said no. Whew! He said that these classes can only help, as in help my GPA. True dat. I don't think they would be particularly useful for an MBA if I go that way, but it does raise the GPA. Also, if by some miracle, I can apply to medical school again, I have better chem scores. I think the only med school I would be able to go to is in South America or something at this point. HA HA HA HA!!! I'm going to assume it is better not to think about med school right now. Let's just focus on what I am able to do at the present.
Now today, I am not sure I was supposed to complete any assignments. I had a very busy weekend. I registered for classes into the night on Friday, I did yard work and went shopping on Saturday, then spent Sunday doing the taxes. UGH! Well, I wanted to practice my skills for the CNA, but I didn't get a chance. I will have to do that this week now that most things are out of the way. Poor TJ! He will have to be my "resident" from now on.