does anyone feel lost

  1. I am feeling depressed and lost since being on break. I think it is because I am so used to being in studying and clinical mode--I don't know how to live normal! Even though I dread going back for my final semester--I am(in a weird way) needing it. All I do is look on perezhilton.com and do practice Nclex stuff which doesn't sink in! I have lost my mind to the nursing program!!!!! Stress has become part of my life! Anyone else feel this way?
    Liz
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  3. by   Valasca
    I am finishing up my prereqs and yes I feel the same way when we have long breaks between quarters. I have made school the center of my life everything revolves around it. At first I enjoy the break (maybe the first 4 days or so) but then I get shiftless and bored. I start looking in my books trying to prepare for the next quarter (none of it ever sinks in though) just so I can feel like I am being proactive. By the end of the break I am always looking forward to school starting back but dreading it as well. So yeah I understand the weird love hate relationship. Good luck studying just the same.
  4. by   nursein08
    Yep Lizzybeth, I know exactly how you feel! Couldn't wait for the break to get here, but once it was, I didn't know how to function. I was so tired of clinical paperwork, but now that I don't have it I don't know what to do with myself. I start back tomorrow, so I guess I don't have to worry about that for too long. It's almost like once you start nursing school, pressure and stress become a typical part of life. Not having either has (in a weird, sick sort of way) left me feeling bored. Oh well, back to the grind soon enough! Have a good semester!
  5. by   Roseyposey
    I went through this last year; I could hardly function. My poor dh had to do all of the Christmas shopping and preparations because I was too busy sleeping all of the time. This year, however, wasn't as bad thanks in part to anti-depressants. I think we get used to functioning in the horribly stressful school mode, and then BAM, nothing. It's comforting to hear that I'm not the only one who goes through this.
  6. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from lizzybeth
    I am feeling depressed and lost since being on break. I think it is because I am so used to being in studying and clinical mode--I don't know how to live normal! Even though I dread going back for my final semester--I am(in a weird way) needing it. All I do is look on perezhilton.com and do practice Nclex stuff which doesn't sink in! I have lost my mind to the nursing program!!!!! Stress has become part of my life! Anyone else feel this way?
    Liz
    YES! I think when you're constantly going and going you don't have time to think about everything else, then suddenly it comes to a complete halt and you don't know what to do with yourself. I feel that way too. I am on here everyday and visit pink is the new blog everyday , but when school is in and hardly EVER cruise the internet because there isn't time.
    I'm going into my 3rd semester and am not looking forward to it (AT ALL), but at the same time am so stinkin' bored!!!!!
  7. by   allthingsbright
    I am so with you! I have been feeling really down and out of it--it was like I went from 5th gear to park all of the sudden. Haha.

    I haven't had the motivation to do much of anything and have ben so grumpy. I got really sick too--I wonder if we are all just really worn down? Nursing school will do that...
  8. by   *Andrea*
    Oh god, I hear ya. I feel completely useless right now, like I have nothing at all to do! I am as well going into my last semester and can't wait to start and finish it, although I feel like I still don't know what the heck I'm doing and I'm really nervous to be out there on my own. I just need something to do to occupy my time!

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