I think I’m slacking

So I really do think I’m slacking in the blogging department. Actually, I know I am. As a result of my pure laziness I have vowed to catch up and write about everything going on in my life. One of my up and coming blogs is going to be dedicated to a memoir of my nclex experience. Gosh, so much has been going on since the last time I blogged! So, stay tuned to hear all about my new job, new boyfriend, starting back to school, and several new health blogs!

Losing Sleep

So, it’s 5:00am and I can’t sleep.  I woke up and my mind just started racing.  I got hired at a hospital here in Louisville and quite frankly am very unhappy with the pay rate they have given me.  So when I woke up this morning I started thinking about all the other places I could apply for.  Then I started wondering how long it would take them to actually call to set an interview.

After already applying at about 15 facilities since I graduated in October, one, count them one, has actually interviewed me.  I thought nursing was a high demand job? Unless I’m somehow being blackballed for some reason or another.  I am very annoyed with this and I’ve been losing sleep over it.   What could be wrong with my resume, as a new graduate with four years of experience as a Nurse Aide, that could cause 14 facilities to completely look over it and put it in the “reject” pile.  I am livid about this.

I know the economy is in a recession and all…but healthcare?!  Healthcare should NEVER falter in the hiring aspect.  To me, healthcare is very important to everyone and will probably be one of the last things to fall in a failing economy.  Why can’t I find a good paying nursing position?!

Another thing that has kept me up this morning is the fact that I really need to take my board exams.  I was a 3.42 GPA student, but am extremely worried about taking these exams.  I really shouldn’t have waited so long to take them, but I’m broke and can’t afford the $200 fee for the test.  See, right now I’m working as a CNA for AMS Temporaries.  They send me to various nursing homes where staffing is short.  But at this time of the year, staffing is never short, so I’m lucky to get 2 shifts in a week.  I’m pretty much broke right now and can’t even pay a bill.  Now I feel like I’ve forgotten everything I learned in nursing school.  I’m going to have to study like crazy!

Well, I hope I haven’t bored you.  I just hate the fact that I’m losing sleep over money.  I’m sure that in a recession like the one we’re in now I’m not the only one in this situation.  Lord, I hope I find something soon so I can get out of this slum.

It’s a beautiful morning!

No, I lied.  It is 7:26 am and it feels way too early for me to be awake.  I have an interview at 11:30 this morning with the nurse manager at a local hospital and the only way I can get there is if I take my dad to work so I can use his truck.  The transmission in my car is all messed up.  It’s been that way for about 5 months or so now, and I haven’t been able to drive it.  I don’t have the money to get it fixed because I was in nursing school when it all happened and barely able to even pay my bills.  So, I’ve been getting up extra early when I need a car to take either my mom (4:00 am) or my dad (7:00am) to work.  It’s kind of a pain, but I’ll eventually get my car fixed.  Just do yourself a favor and never buy a 2000 Toyota Celica…I think they all have the same problem.

Sorry this post is going up so late by the way.  I wrote it this morning and had to jump off in a hurry because it was time to leave.  I’ll have a better post next time.  I promise!

Tila Tequila wrote a book?

Yeah, it’s true…she wrote a book.  I don’t even know what to think of it.  Don’t get me wrong, I give her major props for doing everything that she has done.  She was a nobody, now she’s just a nobody with a lot of fans all because of Myspace.  But really, how much could she possibly have written about in her book, and how much could possibly be factual.  Maybe she wrote about how scripted A Shot at Love was, and how hard it was to pretend like she was heartbroken when none of those relationships worked out.  I dunno, maybe I’m not giving her enough credit, but if you ask me, the book couldn’t possibly be interresting enough to sell millions.  That’s probably why she’s been advertising it on all of her websites for the past five months.  Okay, sorry about all this.   I’m just in shock with the whole thing.  I liked watching A Shot at Love, but a book is just over the top!

Black Friday Murderers

I figured I needed to put a post up today.  I don’t know why…but it really just sounded like a good idea.  So, sorry if this is super random and if I ramble a little bit.

I think that anyone who thinks that material items are so important that someone’s life is less important should DIE!  People waiting in line at a Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, NY last Friday were so eager to get in to get a good buy that they trampled a man to death after busting through the doors.  To me, these people are absolute IDIOTS and every one of them should be charged as an accessory to murder!  How can you just keep walking all over some guy laying on the floor!  I mean, how hard is it to tell that you are stomping on someone’s body?  I know that every single one of those people knew very well that he was laying there, yet no one tried to stop the chaos and as a result an innocent man is dead.  The thing that sent me over the top is that these people continued to trample over the other workers who were trying to save the man, then became irate when police closed the store due to the death.  Now to me, when a man’s life is less important than your Christmas shopping, you have a serious issue.  Don’t you people know what Christmas is really about?  I guess you couldn’t in this materialistic society, but you still deserve to rot in prison!

Now that I’ve had my rant session, I guess I’ll jump off here and start my day.  I have a long waited for job interview today at 1:30, so wish me luck.  Lord knows I need this job so I can catch up on the bills…blah.

Good dreams that are forgotten (random thoughts)

Man, that was such a great dream…if only I could remember it!  I don’t know how many people this has happened to, but it seems to happen to me often enough.  I was woken up on Monday from an after-turkey-nap by my cousin who thought it would be funny to jump on top of me (mind you, he is somewhere in his mid 20’s and isn’t a scrawny guy).  Needless to say, I was very upset because I was interrupted from having an AMAZING dream.  When I told my cousing this, I felt like the biggest idiot because I had no evidence to back this up, for I had forgotten the dream completely.  Then I began to think…and think…and think.  What on earth was that dream about?  Then I began to wonder…what if it wasn’t even that great of a dream.  What if I was just sleeping so well, that when I was awoken I felt like the sleep was so good that I associated it with a good dream.  Who knows…but I need not let these things consume my thoughts so much…but I couldn’t help to wonder.  Has this happened to you?  If so, tell me about it in the comments and include your thoughts about why you think it was a good dream or not.  Because maybe it wasn’t even a good dream at all?