Things You Can't Wait to do Once You Graduate

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    Forgive me in advance...this may be more of a rant

    1) Get out of this cheap apartment! I live in an old church that's been broken down into 3 apartments. I'm guessing it was built about 100 years ago. In addition to the bats that fly in here every fall (my bed has a mosquito net over it:trout: ) and the squirrels that come down the chimney, get stuck in the walls and claw at walls until they eventually die in the walls , I have very thin wall and obnoxious neighbors. At this moment, I am listening to my upstairs neighbor on the phone. First he was yelling at 1 of his kids (F-inheimers everywhere). Then he was catching up with an old friend, complaining about how he can't find a job (oh, I hope he loses that apartment!), and now he's on the phone with a prospective employer trying to arrange a job interview. I can hear everything! This genius decided to move himself and his 3 juvenile deliquent teenage sons into a 2-bedroom apartment. Since they have moved in last summer, the police:redlight: were called b/c I guess one of the kids stole a car, my next door neighbors have informed me that one of the kids routinely climbs a tree to get into his bedroom late at night and at least 3-4 times a week, dad just goes on a profanity-filled screaming rant on his kids lasting anywhere from 10 minutes to a 1/2 hour. Now he's talking to someone about how he wishes he had a phone book for our area & I almost want to run mine up there just to let him know that I can hear absolutely everything he's saying up there. I feel like I'm living in an episode of Good Times.

    2) Heat my home. :Snow: I'm such a cheapskate...can you blame me? I'm an unemployed nursing student! I will sit here and absolutely freeze before I touch that thermostat. Makes for really productive studying sessions!

    3) Get another dog for my dog, Scrubs, to play with. I got this dog because once I got into the nursing program, I quickly realized I couldn't go out and socialize:biere: anymore and I was just dying of loneliness inside my home. He's a pound puppy, & I know he misses someone to play with.

    4) Buy Christmas gifts. :Present1: Before school started, I would go all out for Christmas. Now I'm living off money my mom's saved up for me & school loans and I feel guilty spending it on Christmas gifts for her. I think that's been the biggest downer for me about nursing school...showing up empty handed on Christmas. And leaving with more gifts that I can handle .

    5) Get cable TV. I've never allowed myself to get cable. I could never justify it b/c even when I was working, I was living paycheck to paycheck and if the car ever broke down, or whatever, I'd have to borrow the money from my mom. I can't wait for Lifetime, A&E, E!, etc.

    6) Thank my instructors:flowersfo. There's one in particular that really went out of her way to whip my butt into shape & I know she thinks I don't appreciate it...I can't wait to let her know how much she helped me!

    7) Get my teeth fixed. The last time I went to the dentist, which would be the last time I had health insurance, which would be almost 2 years ago, he told me that I had 12 cavities . And my insurance ran out before I could get any of them filled. I'll bet I have at least 20 of them now. Are you guys all picturing me as some toothless-wonder now:lol_hitti? I swear I'm not...you can't see any of my cavities. And I can't feel them...yet:uhoh21: .
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   WDWpixieRN
    Wow....I don't know when you graduate, but I hope it's SOON!! LOL....sounds like you have been paying the price and deserve to enjoy some of the benefits of being gainfully employed again!!

    As for me, I'll be happy to come home after my shift and do whatever I want...read a novel, bake cookies, go out with friends, clean whatever needs cleaning, or just NOTHING, without feeling guilty....

    I, too, will enjoy earning money again....I left a $50,000+/year job to go back to school and I'm already, after one semester, tired of pinching pennies (I was already a bit of a cheapskate, but this is ridiculous!!)...

    Best wishes to you!! (and your neighbor's kids!!)
  4. by   BeccaznRN
    A thread was just recently started that's very similar to this one...

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/when...ng-189363.html
  5. by   Melina
    When I saw the title of your post, I thought you meant procedures you couldn't wait to do, or patients you couldn't wait to work with! :icon_redface:
  6. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from wdwpixie
    Wow....I don't know when you graduate, but I hope it's SOON!! LOL....sounds like you have been paying the price and deserve to enjoy some of the benefits of being gainfully employed again!!

    As for me, I'll be happy to come home after my shift and do whatever I want...read a novel, bake cookies, go out with friends, clean whatever needs cleaning, or just NOTHING, without feeling guilty....

    I, too, will enjoy earning money again....I left a $50,000+/year job to go back to school and I'm already, after one semester, tired of pinching pennies (I was already a bit of a cheapskate, but this is ridiculous!!)...

    Best wishes to you!! (and your neighbor's kids!!)
    OMG...is it not the HARDEST thing in the world to go from being on your own to flat broke?

    <sigh> I'm still having arguments with my father on why I have to use MAC foundation instead of the .75 drugstore special.

    I was like, "I would give ANYTHING if I could use the drugstore special....if I didn't need to turn around and spend $300 at the dermatologist after the breakouts scarred my face."

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