1. What keeps you up at night? (figuratively)
Sick worry about never being hired full time as an RN. Fear that my hospital will just never contact me.
2. What keeps you up at night? (literally)
Well, I literally don't sleep well at night due to this fear. So I often find myself up walking around, thinking I'm going to be physically sick at about 1:30 am, 3 am, 4:30 am, 4:45 am, until I finally just get out of bed. It's like clock work. But hey, last night I only woke up 3 times -- so I'm making improvements!
Besides this little phase-o-hell.....nothing keeps me up at night! A train could come bursting through our bedroom and I wouldn't know.
3. Where do you want to go in life? (figuratively)
I want my career to be fulfilling. (Right now it's hard to ever give a damn about a fulfilling career..I just want a career.) I hope that in 15 years I can list of all the areas of nursing I've placed my footsteps within, and be a "go-to-gal" for areas of clinical expertice. I hope to be a nurse practitioner OR manage a unit within a hospital.
I wish for my marriage to continue to be such a happy, fulfilling, and amazing one :)
4. Where do you want to go in life? (literally)
To a quaint little cabin up in the mountains with Ryan where there's snow and a fireplace -- where we can hike, may do some skiing, sip coffee with Bailey's in it, and cook delicious meals, and just spend time together!! Just for a few days -- that's all I ask!
To see my family -- and I will in November which is coming soon! Yay!
5. Have you ever bit off more than you could chew? (figuratively)
I don't think I've hit that point yet. I mean, I've had short little moments in life where I felt overwhelmed.
We'll see how I feel Thursday when I'm caring for 35 patients... as a new grad.
That may be a moment where I say "I've bit off more than I can chew...." We shall see!
6. Have you ever bit off more than you could chew? (literally)
Yes. On my second date with Ryan in fact. We had gone for a lonnng run together - and decided to hit up a Mongolian grill for dinner back in my sophomore year in college.
....We got to the point where it's time to choose your 'sauce'. I, being "tough girl", took the spiciest one. Ryan warned me saying, "Um. I'd recommend doing something a little less intense. That's like, really insanely spicy."
But I'm stubborn, and persisted.
I took my first big bite (I was starrrving). And he was right! It was so hot I was in tears. I had to actually run to the bathroom and spit it out. I started coughing the heat was so intense.
So much for being "tough"....
7. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? (figuratively)
No. Unless you look at it as though it is. See, in Tucson we don't have grass. So it's definitely not greener. Unless your neighbor has turf (which many people do around here)
You can always look at parts of someone else's life or situations and say, "They have it so much better"
However, often times you don't know the whole picture and need to look at your own blessings.
8. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? (literally)
Yes. We don't have grass - we have rocks. Our neighbor spends probably 6 hours/week re-seeding, re-sodding, watering, primping his grass. So his grass is greener.
9. If you can’t stand the heat, do you get out of the kitchen? (figuratively)
I usually get out of the kitchen. I tend to feel safer walking on egg-shells around certain situations/people than facing them. I try to avoid "heat"/drama/conflict as much possible. It usually works out quite well! :)
10. If you can’t stand the heat, do you get out of the kitchen? (literally)
Yes. Whenever I set off the fire alarms in our kitchen I go into the living room and start fanning the smoke away from the alarm, and Ryan takes over the cooking.
We've tried other "plans of attack" - and this plan has been the most successful.