Personnal lives or reckless? - page 4

i have a question as nurses when should it be a "you should know better because your a medical professional" or if it is just living out lives? see i often wonder if my hobby is one of... Read More

  1. by   manna
    I've always wanted to get certified/learn to scuba dive! Maybe one day...
  2. by   RNKITTY04
    Wannabe.. you need to chill. I'm an "older" student too, so what? That doesnt give you the right to be rude.
    To the OP, I ride motorcycles, skydive, and sometimes I drink too much.
    I think your hobby is great, I also think life is for the living, have fun, enjoy yourself on your off-time b/c unfortunatly when your day is over you have to go back to work with people that wear their underwear wayyyyy too tight.
    (no names being mentioned )
    Congrats on being accepted into the BSN program.
  3. by   Brenda-RN,BSN, WA.
    hi sr. i also used to show horses, jumping and dressage, for many years. i had to sell my horse when my husband and i were expecting our first child, 5 years ago, very sad. but, i know how much enjoyment you get out of riding, training, and just being around horses. they have their own personalities. i think it's great that you are involved with horses. yes, it is dangerous, but so are a lot of other things that nurses and doctors do. it's really no one's business what you do in your spare time, as long as it doesn't effect your work. i know a doctor who owns his own plane and flies it as much as he can. that's a little dangerous, but fun, so just keep on enjoying your horses. and about the rude comment from another member, don't worry. if you're truely meant to be a nurse you'll make it through. it takes more than good spelling and grammar to be a great nurse. i know a lot of doctors who can't spell that great, or whose handwriting is just horrible, and they're doctors. i don't know why people have to be so mean, we're not all like that. good luck with your carrer, and your horses, i know i really miss mine.
    Quote from still riding
    i have a question as nurses when should it be a "you should know better because your a medical professional" or if it is just living out lives?

    see i often wonder if my hobby is one of recklessness or not. i ride horses, but not only ride its kind of a passion. i compete (or did last summer) and i do quite a bit of training. so here is the reckless part, i take 1500 pound animals to 4ft fences at quite an alarming pace (its faster than it looks). and if the horses get scared or just doesn't agree with my plans i can end up kissing the dirt or worse the fence or the horse's feet. i also start from scratch on several horses each summer, being the first one on a horse is an incredible feeling, and being with them as they start to understand that riding can be a fun and exiting.

    i feel on top of the world when i'm riding and at the barn, i would never give up that feeling for anything. i know it is a dangerous hobby, and i have my riding injury list (a few to many broken bones, and 3 concussions) but to me it is worth it.

    what hobbies do other nurses have that maybe could also be considered reckless or fall into the category or "you should know better"? i'm just trying to learn more about the people whose profession i will soon be joining.

    thanx sr


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    i reread and edited and some of the spelling and grammer, but i'm sure it's still not perfect
  4. by   purplemania
    I love to get in airplanes and go places. Could be dangerous, but I prefer to think positively.
  5. by   southern rn
    Quote from still riding
    i have a question as nurses when should it be a "you should know better because your a medical professional" or if it is just living out lives?

    see i often wonder if my hobby is one of recklessness or not. i ride horses, but not only ride its kind of a passion. i compete (or did last summer) and i do quite a bit of training. so here is the reckless part, i take 1500 pound animals to 4ft fences at quite an alarming pace (its faster than it looks). and if the horses get scared or just doesn't agree with my plans i can end up kissing the dirt or worse the fence or the horse's feet. i also start from scratch on several horses each summer, being the first one on a horse is an incredible feeling, and being with them as they start to understand that riding can be a fun and exiting.

    i feel on top of the world when i'm riding and at the barn, i would never give up that feeling for anything. i know it is a dangerous hobby, and i have my riding injury list (a few to many broken bones, and 3 concussions) but to me it is worth it.

    what hobbies do other nurses have that maybe could also be considered reckless or fall into the category or "you should know better"? i'm just trying to learn more about the people whose profession i will soon be joining.

    thanx sr




    i don't have any dangerous hobbis but i love horses and your hobby sure sounds like fun. i don't think it has to be considered reckless even though it can be dangerous as you pointed out with your broken bones :chuckle
    i think it's great you are 19 and starting nursing school. i graduated from high school at 17 and had my asdn at 19 and was working as a graduate nurse before i ever turned 20. remember good spelling skills don't necessarily equate with intelligence good luck with your career choices and with your horses sweetie

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    i reread and edited and some of the spelling and grammer, but i'm sure it's still not perfect
    don't have any dangerous hobbis but i love horses and your hobby sure sounds like fun. i don't think it has to be considered reckless even though it can be dangerous as you pointed out with your broken bones :chuckle
    i think it's great you are 19 and starting nursing school. i graduated from high school at 17 and had my asdn at 19 and was working as a graduate nurse before i ever turned 20. remember good spelling skills doesn't necessarily equate with intelligence good luck with your career choices and with your horses sweetie
  6. by   laughingfairy
    Spelling is important, but I for one blame nursing for destroying my perfect grammer. You are taught to write in fragments. You give report in fragments. If you are a research nurse and writing papers, then it is an entire different ballgame.

    As far as daring sports NO. I don't like the feeling. Especially if I feel out of control. Even crazy days I have a clue what I'm doing. My husband likes all that scuba diving, motorcycles, hanggliding, jumping out of perfectly good planes, but I get the shakes thinking about it.
  7. by   zenman
    1. Skydiving was ok till I broke my coccyx!
    2. I live with a blonde.
    3. My mother-in-law lives with us.
    4. Another chick lives with us. 3 women...one guy!
    5. I love to wrestle with and practice Pit Bull tossing.
    6. I was a scab, then became a supervisor at the same hospital.
    7. I love to sail in storms when everone else is running for cover.
    8. I love to beat people up with Taiji and Hapkido.
    9. Unprotected sex? Keep a firearm close by!
  8. by   longroadahead
    I LOVE MY HORSES!!!!

    Yes I've had several accidents - fx left tibia, numerous concussions, many bumps and bruises...but I wouldn't give my horses up for anything!!! I grew up on horseback and my kids will too. Have rehabilitated 2 abused horses (nothing like the sight of a 1200 pound animal cowering in a corner to break a girls heart) as of yet and have started/greenbroke several horses. I can't get enough of it

    Heather
  9. by   fssmith
    I have to say to wannabe: Grow up- what does spelling on a post have to do with being a nurse? It doesn't make you good or bad. Hell, she has do be doing something correct to be entering nursin at young age. What is your excuse? like the others said in so many words- chill the F!&% out!!

    To the silly guys that posted the stuff about Cambridge- you are right- I read it without any problems- so who gives a flying flip of a f!&% ?!? Thanks, wannabe needed that!!

    To the chica with the horse hobby- do you- I wish I had a hobby- or does shopping and watching UPN on Monday's and Tuesday's count- OhH don't forget American Idol!!!!

    Have phun, live your life, and sepll thnigs and mses up centinses phor tha hek ov it!!!(That was hard for me to just do)
  10. by   P_RN
    I have never ridden a horse. Your description and Jay-Jay's poem make it sound exhilarating!! Good for you with starting nursing school and good for you in doing exactly what you want to do!!
  11. by   a_crftyldy
    Quote from P_RN
    I have never ridden a horse. Your description and Jay-Jay's poem make it sound exhilarating!! Good for you with starting nursing school and good for you in doing exactly what you want to do!!
    It is exhilerating. I've been riding horses for 28 years now (started at the age of 3). I also used to jump, ride dressage, and compete in barrel racing. It is a dangerous sport, you are dealing with large, very unpredictable animals (oh, do I have some stories!).

    Last year, I got a wild hair (definitely a situation where one should know better) and decided to practice barrel racing in a grass pasture. Well, I cut around a sprinkler that I was pretending was a barrel and my horses hooves slipped out from under him. We both went crashing to the ground. Fortunately, neither of us were hurt, just a little shaken. But, I've definitely been injured before.

    Life itself is dangerous. You can be walking down the road minding your own business and a car can come along, jump the curb, and run you over. Life is too short to worry about danger, just live it while you've got it.
  12. by   LilStudent
    The only dangerous thing I've ever wanted to do was learn how to ride a motorcyle. I imagine there is nothing like driving fast down a straight road, no helmet, wind blowing through your hair. I'll never know what that's like because if I ever did get on a motorcycle, I would make sure I wore a helmet. I'm too cautious to even think of getting on a bike though, so the helmet part doesn't matter.

    I avoid all dangerous things though. I feel it's my responsibility as a mother of a 7 year old. I want to be around for him. Guess I'm boring too.

    My two cents about the whole grammar thing is that most people don't write as well as they should. Writing extremely well is a difficult skill to master.
  13. by   Stitchie
    Quote from a_crftyldy
    It is exhilerating. I've been riding horses for 28 years now (started at the age of 3). I also used to jump, ride dressage, and compete in barrel racing. It is a dangerous sport, you are dealing with large, very unpredictable animals (oh, do I have some stories!).

    Last year, I got a wild hair (definitely a situation where one should know better) and decided to practice barrel racing in a grass pasture. Well, I cut around a sprinkler that I was pretending was a barrel and my horses hooves slipped out from under him. We both went crashing to the ground. Fortunately, neither of us were hurt, just a little shaken. But, I've definitely been injured before.

    Life itself is dangerous. You can be walking down the road minding your own business and a car can come along, jump the curb, and run you over. Life is too short to worry about danger, just live it while you've got it.
    I've known the joy of riding horses and I miss it so...the only thing I want more than a kid is a horse. Sometimes I think I want the horse more...no college bills. As for living dangerously, there are days when I think I do that just by opening my mouth!

    As for cars jumping curbs and crashing into people, it has happened here in Chicago. An entire family was killed a few years back, very sad.

    And if not taking chances is one of the worst regrets in life, well, that seems pretty dangerous to me. But I'm a walking ortho miracle anyway, what with falling off of curbs and porches and horses ... wow I'm just a klutz.

    You go girl! I cyber-envy you too for your horsie habit. Best of luck and blue ribbons all around.

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