My name is Christy, I'm 29, and I live in Florida. I've browsed allnurses a few times before, and now I've finally gotten around to joining.
<--- that little guy is too cute, btw.
Nursey stuff about me: Several years ago, I tried to do the college thing once before, but I was dismally lacking in self-discipline and maturity at the time. Now, ten years and a lot of growing up later, I have returned to school. It has been both terrifying and wonderful so far. I was sooooo nervous to go back, especially after having failed in the past. But I had a great first semester, so it put my confidence back on track a bit. The nerves are still a wee bit shaky here and there, though.
I'm currently in my second of four pre-nursing program semesters. Our program doesn't have any option to begin in a Spring semester, so I get an extra one... which is good, because I can work more, take it easy, and take all my co-requisites beforehand.
My ideas about what I would like to eventually do are: First, work at a local hospital for a year, maybe two. I used to want to do trauma/ER, but I've gotten more interested in neonatal or pediatric ICU. Second, do some travel nursing while I still can. Third, move out west and go back to school in either Oregon or Washington, to eventually specialize in *something*. CRNA, NP, Midwife, Nurse Educator... I dunno yet. Something, though.
Non-nursey stuff about me: I like to read... a lot. Unfortunately I don't have time for much pleasure reading now. I have a cat that steals my scrunchies and hides them, but I love him anyway. I'm living with my mom after having been on my own for ten years. It sucks, but it's free. I say "y'all" a LOT. I like crafts... painting stuff, tying knots in stuff, gluing stuff, cutting stuff, anything that's messy and pretty. I do something akin to playing the piano on occasion - usually when I'm in a bad mood. I love maps and atlases. I have withdrawals if I don't get enough chocolate. I adore smelly-good stuff - lotions, candles, perfume, room spray, anything. I have a huge crush on the Pacific Northwest.
And finally... I
The Gators. (No, I don't go to UF, I'm just a good Floridian
Looking forward to getting to know you guys! Have a lovely evening! (Or morning, whichever :spin