Does anyone else feel like this

  1. This is the first summer in two years that I have no summer school. I just got through repeating the first semester of nursing school and I feel real strange to be off. I can't believe the time I have. I guess it is well deserved considering what I have gone through.
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  3. by   shel_wny
    Quote from RN1
    This is the first summer in two years that I have no summer school. I just got through repeating the first semester of nursing school and I feel real strange to be off. I can't believe the time I have. I guess it is well deserved considering what I have gone through.
    I'm bored out of my skull - some days loving that and some days hating it.
    On lazy days when I've got nothing much to do I usually pick up some overtime at work. On other days I enjoy bbqing with the hubby and reading books that I actually CHOOSE and WANT to read.
    Oh...I'm also catching up on all the sleep I missed last semester.
    Bed at 11pm and waking at noon! :chuckle

    Shel
  4. by   wonderbee
    I too am enjoying my first summer with no school responsibilities. I'm not bored yet and that scares me. I'm happy playing with my grand daughter, visiting family out of town, napping and generally bumming around. Ruh-roh!!
  5. by   spooky64
    I'm always so excited when summer comes because I won't be studying all the time, but I must say its always a difficult transition. Its hard to go from studying all the time to having nothing at all to study. I've been trying to work my way through Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy in preparation for the fall. I guess I do miss studying. I know that's crazy. I have other hobbies such as making beaded jewelry and doing logic puzzles, plus I really really enjoy spending lots of time with my daughter, but there are times I just feel at loose ends. I'll be starting actual nursing school in the fall, and I'm getting antsy in anticipation of that. I don't know what to expect, and won't have orientation until the first week of September. I really want to enjoy this summer because it'll most likely be my last working only part-time. Nope, RN1, you're not alone at all. Welcome to the club. I hope you enjoy your summer.

    Chris
  6. by   cherokeesummer
    Yes it is wierd! I do have school in the summer but not until July 6th. Tomorrow I go for my final grades/conference. Then we come back for the next term in July on the 6th.

    I'm starting a new job next week so that should keep me pretty busy!!!!
  7. by   dixienurse2be
    It's definitely weird to me. I told my mom just yesterday that I wish I was taking at least one class because I'm sooooo bored. It is giving me a chance to work full time and save some money because I only want to work about 2 days a week once school starts back up (I absolutely hate the job i'm at now). I'm actually looking forward to school starting.
  8. by   Jill1215
    I know what you mean! I have the summer off AND I do not work! My last semester I took A&PII, Microbiology, computers, and music. I was studying all of the time. Now, NOTHING! This really is very very hard! I just hope I don't gain 20 pounds over the break from sleeping and reading way (or should I say 'weigh') too much!
    Jill
  9. by   luluann
    I am off for the summer too...first time in 3 years! I am not working since cost of daycare for 2 kids would outweigh what I would make. So that makes me feel guilty even tho hubby says it doesnt pay.. I do have intentions on studying yet tho, I want to start reviewing what I learned from my nursing classes already. I only have 6 months to graduation so I figured its time to start reviewing stuff I learned last fall already...like ob & psych stuff. I am surprised by how fast it all went.

    I have to admit that I was actually kinda depressed too. The first week I spent time traveling with my husband (he's a trucker) for a week, but then after we came home and he went back to work I was feeling totally lost. Didnt help that PMS kicked in and I was fighting a nasty cold too on top of it but it is not like me to be depressed. I talked to some of my fellow students and they said they were glad to be working or else they probably would have flelt the same way. I am better now but my poor hubby and kids couldn't do or say anything right for a while there. I did start back on the exercise path (which got left in the dust after spring break cuz of absolutely NO time to do it) and I am trying to lose the 5 extra pounds I gained in those 3 months. Hopefully I can lose those and more yet too before fall semester starts in August.
  10. by   RedSox33RN
    I start nursing classes in the fall, but I VERY MUCH feel lost without studying and books and notecards. So much so that I took and extra class this summer (A&P 1). One less in the fall, and 4 more credits under my belt.

    It does feel SO strange with nothing to do, and to actually read a book where you don't have to memorize anything in it, or re-read a chapter 6 times in a 3 day span??? Very weird!! :chuckle

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