So this week is going to be a whirlwind.
It is the completion of this 8 week course of Community/Home Health. Thank the Lord! Although I enventually see myself working in some realm of community health (school nursing, public clinics, etc....) to get the nice M-F, 8-5 stretch of a job.....
The educational content of this community health stuff makes me sleep with my eyes open. I could care less about disaster prevention. Why does Arizona have to have a "Disaster Mitigation Plan" in case of a hurricane?!
So I could go on -- but I won't. I am really excited to move on to Mental Health--I love Psych!!!!
But after I complete this giant 30-plus-page Community Assessment paper, an ATI (NCLEX-mock) test, and my final exam I will:
-celebrate at a happy hour for my husband's job for him to do networking
-See my sister-in-law Friday who will be in town for the weekend!
-Spend my BIRTHDAY (Saturday, the 27) with my sister Lisa, who will be in the area!!
But after THAT -- I have a week off.
This stresses me out unbelievably.
Just thinking about it, gives me an aching feeling in my stomach.
What. Will. I. Do.
This is where I realize maybe I belong in the psych ward? Who gets stressed about a week off?
So I have made a tentative list:
-Clean every inch of the house to perfection
-Organize closets (even though I just did that last week.....hmmm)
-Get my tomato plants growing(We have basil as of this week! Woo hoo!)
-Have a week full of work outs that are not "time crammed" - (Yay! I love not having to sprint from machine-to-machine)
-Cook something new, exotic, and challenging
-Attend Eucharistic Adoration
-Use the piano at my church, and play for the first time in a LONG TIME
-Clean out the refridgerator
-Study for NCLEX (State Boards Nursing Exam)
-Finish painting wall in kitchen (will take about 30 minutes, just need a ladder!)
But this is clearly not enough to cover a full week off. And I am getting very stressed out that I will let the week pass me by, or I will become *gasp* "bored"!!
So I am reaching out for suggestions:
-Books to read? (I want to try to read during this little break)
-Hobbies? I have few "hobbies" beyond nursing school and running.