Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sometimes you just can't do it on your own.

Well... The semester ended and I didn't destroy my GPA. And then when I was just about to give up on the hunt for a job in the medical field I got hired by one of the best hospitals in the area! It just goes to show that everything works out in the end!

This week (well the past few weeks) I have allowed my inner procrastinator to really pull one over on me. This week was the last time to take the TEAS test to get into the nursing program at the University here, and I almost blew it. Thanks to others trying to cram in final attempts (everyone one else was going for their second or third times and it was my first) I was able to squeeze into the very last session that they opened up! But last night I was in a panic, and so scared that I would not do well on this test. I could hardly sleep (not a good way to prepare yourself for a major examination), and I was so worried that I would blow my chances of getting into the program by not being prepared enough.

I cannot even tell you how many times I prayed in the last 24 hours, and as far as I'm concerned it worked! I did quite well on it! maybe not as well as I had hoped, but I really think it will be enough! Monday I will turn in my application and then I will have to wait until mid May to find out if I made the cut or not.

All in all I would say that the test wasn't even as difficult as I had imagined and probably could have taken it during the spring semester, but I truly didn't have the time to study for anything other than my classes and it probably is best that I did study a bit (I certainly didn't want to pay the $80 fee more than once unless absolutely necessary.

It's such a frightening thing to have your whole life and future hanging in someone else's hands. But at this point I have done my best and hope that it is enough!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

War Brides

I just finished a book that I have been reading on and off for a few months. Not the books fault I just had other stuff going on and my Kindle wasn't liking the non-Kindle format of PDF... So I would read some of it and start another book or decide that school was far more important (it was!). Now I have finally finished it and I really enjoyed it! There were a few questions or plot points that weren't really tied up in the end, but that kind of came down to the reality of WWII.

War Brides by Helen Bryan is about five women who all meet in a small town in England and get married (the book is called War Brides, so I don't think I'm giving anything away there...) during WWII. It paints a picture of what life was like for women in England during the war, and the strength that they had to have to survive and help others in their community. All five women come from very different backgrounds, including a young woman, Evangeline, from New Orleans who meets and marries a British Naval Officer under some rather interesting circumstances.

I cannot say enough good things about it! I highly recommend it!

I have a rather lengthy list of books that I would like to tackle before I start taking classes again in the fall! Hopefully I can get through them all!

With this book I began reading it without knowing anything about the story, which I prefer and likely why I give so little of the plot away.