Apologies for being so very very slack over the last… god, 3 months? 4 months?… something like that.

Life has been super-busy, and somewhat stressful.

I did 4 weeks of prac this semester, as well as all my normal assignments, and then on top of that I got SICK and missed part of one of my prac weeks.
I now have to make up a week of prac, and I’m just waiting for the school to get back to me about when I’ll be doing that.
But since I’ve been sick, I’ve had trouble getting back up to where I was before. I don’t think I gave myself enough time to really properly get better, because everything has been back-to-back and I just couldn’t take the time off.

I’m just SO DAMN TIRED, and very distracted. Concentrating on anything is incredibly difficult 😦 My anxiety has been playing up again and I keep second-guessing myself, but I think I must be on a downward depression cycle as well because motivation is zero. I’ve just got to push myself through my exams, and  then in a week I’ll be DONE! Hopefully I can get through without breaking, because I have plans for the summer break and I don’t want to have to spend the whole time recovering.


Weird times

So the last few weeks have been a bit more than just hectic.

For starters, my priority order is “Family – uni – paid work – unpaid work”, so this blog and a few volunteer things I do have fallen by the wayside.

Starting with family – my Mum is in the process of buying a new house, and is asking for our input a lot. This has been rather time consuming.
Then, the new job that Hubby started fell through. He is now in the process of transitioning back to being self-employed (which he hasn’t been for several years) and THAT has me worrying about how the hell we’re going to pay all the bills while we sort it out.

Uni – I’ve been on prac for the past 3 weeks, so I’ve been working full-time hours and not getting any $$ for it. I also had to do an essay and study for an exam in that time. I’ve just finished prac, and now I have 2 more essays to write in the next 10 days.

Paid work – referring back to the ‘Family’ section, it appears that once again, I am going to be the primary source of income until Hubby gets work sorted out. This is more than a little scary, as pay day is offset from worked weeks by about a fortnight, so my next pay isn’t for nearly 2 weeks, and it will be from the single shift I’ve worked in the second half of prac.

The result of all of this is that I’ve spent the time that I’m not sleeping or on prac planning and re-planning the bill payments for the next month, and worrying about it all. My sleep has suffered, which has had knock-on effects for my mental and physical health.

I currently feel like absolute crap, but I’ve now got 3 weeks where I can pick up extra shifts while I don’t have classes. I also have to catch up on my reading and study from the start of semester, and get to work on the volunteer stuff I’m supposed to be doing.

I’m kind of over everything at the moment, and I’m stressing out over the money thing, so I don’t know if I’m going to be able to post much, but I’ll do my best. Hopefully it all sorts itself out soon, and life can get back to *somewhat* normal.


Semester is almost over!

I have now officially finished classes for the semester, and I’ve only got a little more than 2 weeks until my exams are all done too.


I’m aiming to get in a better habit of writing blog posts over the break though, so there should be a bit more reading material for you all!

I’ll probably disappear now until my exams are over. See you on the other side!


Uni update

Got my marks back for my Clinical prac assessment!

I got 78.5%, which is a Distinction/6 🙂

My calculations tell me that this means my overall mark for the subject is a Distinction/6 as well – I’m pretty happy with that!

Now just to wait for my other 3 classes to release their marks.



I did my Clinical Health prac assessment this morning, and I am now done for the semester!

Once again… this is my happy dance. Ignore the fact that it’s Elliot’s “I told you so” dance.

I missed a couple of things, but I think I did pretty well overall! I missed a few things because I ran out of time, I kept garbling my words and having to re-say things. I was more stressed about sticking to the time frame than I was about the content :S

I’ve got a month off from uni, but I’ll be filling the next week with orchestrating for the show instead :S haha so no brain break until next Wednesday at the earliest.



Can’t be assed

In all honesty, I think I’ll just skip my fast days for this week and start again next week. This whole week has been a bit weird, and I need to keep doing a heap of “back up” cooking so we have enough freezer meals to see us through the show and for Hubby to eat while I’m away for 4 days at the start of next month. I’ve already filled up our little deep freezer, so I’m going to have to re-organise our fridge-freezer to fit in the rest of the food. But once it’s done, we could probably get through the better part of a month without having to shop if we needed to.
Positive of this is that I should have a few “Foodie Friday” posts to go up after the exam period.

Note to self – I’ve really got to start writing dates on the labels as well as what the meal is. I had to chuck out a couple of containers because I’m pretty sure I made them before we moved (6mths ago).

Posts will probably be a little sparse for the next 2 weeks until I’m finished with my exams – timetable is as follows:
13th – 1 exam
15th – 2 exams (1 morning, 1 afternoon)
17th – 1 exam
23rd – Clinical prac exam

Now, I should really get back to studying!


Semester is almost over!

I’m nearly done with Semester 1 of my Nursing degree!

Holy crap, is it really June already? I only have 1 more lecture left and then it’s just exam prep time!

This has gone so fast, I’ll be going on prac before I even realise what’s happening. It’s a bit scary, because while I feel like my brain is going to burst from all the new information I’ve squished in there over the past 3 months, it still feels like I don’t really know ANYTHING.

All assessments up to this point, my GPA is sitting at 6.5 (two 7s and two 6s), but I’m still sitting at a position where I could probably get 7s for everything if I do reasonably well on the end-of-semester exams. So now to go head down tail up and make sure I really know my stuff 🙂

The teaching assistant in my Clinical Health lab today said she thinks I’ll do quite well on my practical assessment, because I’ve been working hard all through semester and I know my stuff. I’m taking that as a good sign.

And an update on the “let’s all get the same classes” thing – we are all in the same classes. ALL THE SAME CLASSES. I’m not sure yet how I feel about this… I guess we’ll just wait and see whether everybody is quick enough to get in and get those classes. I know I’ll be sitting there at my computer hitting refresh every 10 seconds for the 5mins or so leading up to when it opens so that I can get in ASAP and get my preferred times.