Friday, January 7, 2011

Proof that blogging is actually good for you..or at least reading them is

I think Estelle’s blog just might have saved some of my sanity. Have I mentioned how I have at least 40 chapters to read before nursing school even starts? That’s right. We were assigned over 40 chapters of required reading to be completed before we set foot in a nursing class. I have been putting it off for about a month now (great start, eh?) and over the past few nights have forced myself to read a few chapters. (and here is where I thank my husband for saving me from having nursing text tattooed on my forehead from falling asleep on my book – although I really think he only moves them because he needs room in the bed to sleep himself and the 50 books spread out everywhere kinda get in the way of that)

So as I was finding anything to do other than read nursing text taking a break, I came across Estelle’s Guide to Nursing School: Part 4 and holy shit! Why didn’t I think of that? Here I was, forcing myself to read every.freakin.word of that text (I have even been tempted to get the toothpicks out to keep my eyes open) and sometimes reading the same paragraph four or five times. Her tips make so much sense!

Of course I have NO IDEA what my instructors will expect of me, but I just can’t possibly see being able to read 40 chapters a WEEK word for word. (yes, we were informed that the “required reading” that was assigned would be for the first week only – more to come once class actually starts). My game plan has completely changed.

So here’s a shout out to Estelle for being so freakin’ awesome and sharing the dirty little nursing school secrets. If you haven’t checked out her blog, what the hell are you waiting for? Did you notice I said that was Part 4? Meaning there are already three other fabulous tips just waiting for you to jump on over and read? Not only that, but she is hilarious, and I think I might love her.


  1. I have the biggest, goofiest grin on my face right now. :-) Thanks for the shout out, love. Totally made my day.

  2. Estelle totally rocks, thanks for giving her the admiration she so deserves with your blog entry. She is right about the reading, and I relate to what you've said about feeling up to my ears in panic thinking about having to read every chapter word-for-word, but Estelle makes a good point, that it may not be necessary to read it all. Sometimes you have to be realistic with yourself and what all can you really get done in one day. I have a hubby who wakes me up when I'm dozing on a chapter of my book while he's trying to get in our bed too, and reading all that material seems impossible to be around for my 14 and 11 year olds. But hang in there it will get better and this isn't forever.