Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Last day before orientation (or my "official start date)

First I have to say that I find it very interesting that right now my website weather thing says Orlando & Urbana are 75F but the in-betweener Morristown is 69F. Guess it might have something to do with the impending rain that should strike this area today... ?.... Either way I'm thankful that the next few days predict that Wed will be no/low rain chance & Thurs/Friday thunderstorms. The reason I'm thankful is because Thurs/Friday my drive is 15 min but tomorrow it's going to be over an hour. I haven't 100% decided but thinking about waking up at 5:15 & leaving about 6:15 because map-quest says it takes 1 hr 10 min. If I get there 30 mins early I can sit in my car for 15 and then head in.

So my goals for today...
  • Errands
  • Study
  • Prep for Orientation (make sure I have my stuff ready)
  • Relax
Yesterday I called what was going to be my boss to leave a message about my new boss having not contacted me. I imagine getting promoted & getting a new hire(s) is probably not the ideal situation but regardless by Friday hopefully someone has communicated how the rest of orientation/my schedule will be. I admit I felt kind of bad or something when I left the message because it really isn't her job anymore but no one gave me any contact info for my new boss, so... I can't see myself really being at fault. I have a plan B if this plan fails.... I'm not all too concerned anyways since I have 3 days of orientation, plus I will then call for my CPR renewal & still waiting for ATT for NCLEX.

So... please pray for my family. That I get my ATT soon, that the job/orientation goes well, that Max's growth he won't stop licking doesn't get infected or isn't causing his health to decline and God will allow me to have the funds to take him to the vet soon (and/if before it gets worse).

There is one thing I learned in nursing school (more like a million but this one about myself) I may get nervous, maybe scared, at times doubtful but I can get through it, I can do it. Maybe I'll have a few questions along the way or maybe I'll break a sweat, maybe I can benefit from the experience of another but despite the roller-coaster going on inside me I know I can be an awesome nurse and that with each day I gain more experience I will be an awesome nurse. With God's blessing and his guidance and those he puts in my path I will do just so and a few months from now I'll have a new-found confidence.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rob got a truck- TY God

 Rob & his new (used) 1998 Dodge Dakota
 Back yard

I have to say I'm very thankful for the fact that my husband & I have jobs, we found him a vehicle to get to work once I start mine. Although I still have a big task of passing boards, I pray that I do & keep my job so my husband & I can take care of our family. It's nearly the end of the month and the bills are coming in. I start my orientation next week but at the moment I only know 3 days. Due to some lack of getting in touch on my end & my boss's I do not know what happens after next Friday... Maybe I'll have more work days, maybe not. All I know is that I need to call to set up my CPR renewal but pretty sure she said to do that after my official start date next week. I'm a little nervous about it all (nclex too!) and driving to Knoxville. But I'm going to stay as calm as I can & pray for God's aid. He has gotten me this far and I know he has much further places to take me... 

So send a few prayers my way so I can continue on my intended path & God's plan...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Humble, Humility

I have to admit that being humble is a varying work in progress. I desire to have a humble attitude, to appreciate everything & be thankful for what I do have vs. what I have not. It's easy to see or name the faults in something. It takes more effort or energy to name the positive attributes. Have you noticed how easy it is to correct someone when they are wrong or to address a situation where a mistake not in your favor has occurred? But if the situation was reversed, would you praise someone or correct the situation that actually left you in a better position than you should be?  I can think of numerous potential situations, maybe some might argue a few that it is your right to argue it or whatever. Should I eat those cold fries from the burger joint or complain & get a new order? Should I compliment the cashier on her service? - Something she does for 8 hours a day to random people, she is paid to do it but should I just say thanks? Should I say more, like you have been helpful or I like you earrings or thank you for the quick service? I imagine in this world I live in that more than likely I'd get a few stares at my verbal effort. The truth is I don't do a lot of that. I do always try to say thank you to my cashiers when they hand my receipts and throw in a nice day or "you too". Of course it's a lot easier to say thanks and have good day when it's being offered to you too. Almost a domino effect, don't ya think?

As a student nurse meeting a patient can be a little nerve-racking because like that box of chocolates " you never know what you're gonna get". So I try to get to know a little bit more than just the medically necessary with my patients. And if I time I usually throw a compliment too (I often compliment nail polish on my female patients).

But to me humility is more than kindness & effort but thanking God for things I probably wouldn't think to thank God for.... example: My new rental house, I could make a laundry list of things/reason I wouldn't buy it and I often think I should look for a better place before it comes time to renew in about 11 months. Lets just say I just wouldn't want a baby crawling around this place or giving them a bath in the tub. But the humble side says Lee you have a roof that doesn't "appear" to leak, you have your 4 babies & husband under 1 roof, the air works and you can do laundry without leaving the house - God blessed me!
If only my husband could be a little more humble and flexible to my wishes ... hehe....

I'm in TN, & even know I might have just killed some small winged bug on my dog laying next to me on the bed, I'm trying to be positive; at least it wasn't a spider? at least it wasn't on me? Our black comforter certainly isn't helping me out any..... All in all I can't complain. God got me through school, got me to TN with my family, got me a job super quick... now if he can continue to help me with NCLEX so I can keep the job and progress on my path in life....So I've got a nice index in my study bible- it has humble & humility in it so I'm going to read those verses that correlate to the topic...
Num 12:3
Ps 138:6, 149:4
Zech 9:9
Matt 5:5, 11:29, 21:5
Eph 4:2
Phil 2:3
Jas 4:6, 3:13
1 Pet 3:8, 5:5
Prov 11:2, 15:33, 22:4
Col 3:12