That’s the sound of me coming up for air.
I realize I haven’t posted since the last day at school that was work. And today was the 8th day at work that is school.
Yesterday, in class, I think I actually forgot my name.
No, not because nursing school is like the military where you sacrifice the self for the unit. . . although they do use military time in emails.
“We will see you at your first clinical assignment at 0800”
But there is SOOOOO much to do, and read, and think about, and integrate, and remember and repeat. Plus very very soon there will likely be people in hospital gowns who need me to do things like bed-baths and blood pressures. And in the meantime there are all these other students, and professors, and clinical instructors, and teaching assistants. Today in the library I’m pretty sure I saw med students. You can tell by how loud they are.
And I am nervous and excited and exhausted and delighted.
Also I love it.