I don't know about you all, but I look forward to getting done with school so I get some semblance of a life back.
Here are some things I miss:
Free time. Lazy weekend mornings. Not being financially strapped all the time. Being with
my family when I'm with my family, instead of being preoccupied with school, feeling like I really ought to be studying right now. Reading for pleasure (ok, even if it's magazines). Holiday seasons that don't cause debt. Bicycle rides. Dinner out.
I'd keep going, but... it's making me sad. I know some of you must know what I mean. I've been going to school all year round since 2003. When I have a week's break, I don't even know what to do with myself, I don't know how to function outside of the stressful nursing school environment. It's like inmates who don't know how to be after a life on the inside (think Shawshank Redemption).
There are certainly things I don't miss about life before losing my job and becoming a stay-at-home dad and nursing student. Happily, I don't remember them.
I so look forward to getting done with school, finding gainful employment, passing the nclex, becoming an RN, and starting a new phase in life.
The last day of my last semester is now only 218 days away.
PS - when I do graduate, get interviewed, get hired, and they ask me when I can start, I'm giving them a date two weeks from the interview so we can go away and I can come back refreshed and ready to rock-n-roll.
Oct 13, '05
oh I know how you feel! I ordered some carry-out from my favorite Mexican food place on my way home, in anticipation of a long night of studying. I must have looked pathetic watching in envy as the server carried a tray of drinks to a table - man that cold beer looked good. I even thought to myself "you people do not appreciate what you have" as they nonchalantly lifted their beers to drink and chatted with friends at their tables.
playing the occasional video game
taking my dog to the dog park
sitting on the couch on a Friday night and doing absolutley nothing
I will still find time to watch college basketball, though. Some how, some way.
Last edit by speedykicks on Oct 13, '05