2018 was a roller coaster. With every milestone in my professional career came a personal life setback. I began and completed my nursing residency program while I parted ways with one of my best friends, someone who I would not have made it through nursing school without. I moved into my own place and began … Read More
It feels oh so wonderful being entirely independent. Do you ever have those moments where you pinch yourself…thinking is this actually my life? Did I actually accomplish everything I planned on? For being 25, I have accomplished so much and am able to financially support myself…and treat myself!
When I finished nursing school, my life was going to be picture perfect. I would move down to Los Angeles and be with my boyfriend (Ian) of six years and soon after get engaged. I would ace my NCLEX and land numerous nursing jobs with little to no struggle. Then I would have the dream … Read More
Every Easter, my family gets together at my grandparent’s home in Santa Barbara. This year’s gathering was more precious than most. By some miracle, my grandparent’s home survived the Montecito fires and subsequent mudslides. The home across the street from them did not make it and some of their friends lost their lives. My grandparents … Read More
I honestly believe that everyone benefits from structure within their lives. Think about it. If you had a day off, what would you do? Probably lounge around and watch TV. No judgement, I would do the same. But on a work day, or a day full of classes, I would find myself the most productive: … Read More
I have meal prepped since nursing school. I find myself continuing to do so for many reasons. First off, it saves me so much money! Each meal averages about $1.05. This is incredible, especially being on a student’s budget. Think about how much going out to eat costs…Meals average $10-$15 a person! You are saving … Read More
Looking back on 2017, I have to give myself props. I accomplished so much and am so grateful for my success.
New year, same me….but with some improvements. I love the oncoming of a New Year. It allows me to reflect on the year passed and focus on the year to come. What would I have done differently? What can I be better at? However, this year is going to be very different for me. Instead … Read More