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Balancing on the Borderline

Let me just say that I am 24 years of age, which is relatively young. I first noticed something was wrong with me when I was about 12 or 13 years old. I suffered alone, though, because I had no idea what it was and my parents didn't think anything of it. Long story short, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and anxiety disorder at age 16. That's a lot of disorder for a 16 year old and I was terrified. I had no idea what any of that meant and I... Read More →

Pediatric Oncology: I will ease a parent's fear.

We had to write a nursing specialty paper in my NR101 class based on what kind of nurse we want to be. You guessed it: I want to be a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. I've been thinking about this for quite some time now, and at one point I wanted to do it all. Why choose? I could learn about everything, as time consuming as it might be, and never have to pick just one area. That was before I found it. I can't explain how I know, but this is where I should be. It's where I want to be. That... Read More →

Can't We All Just Get Along?

I'll start out by saying I'm a pretty open-minded person, but there are many things I do not and will not ever understand. There's a small part of me that thinks I might have been born in the wrong place and time because I just don't get certain things most people do. It honest to goodness doesn't make one bit of sense to me. One example of what I'm talking about is a person's need to put another down. What is the purpose of insulting someone else? Bashing their opinions doesn't make... Read More →

The Nursing Niche

"To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through, is to be a nurse". - Rawsi Williams There are some people who knew nursing was for them from the get-go. Then there are those who realized it a bit later in life. Whether you found it by accident or were born with it, you know it's where you belong, and you can't see yourself doing anything else. It might be all sorts of stressful, all kinds of crazy, and decisively depressing most of the... Read More →

Special Thank You to Teachers Everywhere

We've all had that one teacher, or more, that left their mark with us. Whether they went above and beyond to make sure you knew what you were doing or just provided a listening ear when you needed it, you'll never forget them. Often times, the people that influence and affect our lives the most never know it. We take them for granted and assume our appreciation is known. Some of us even find it unnecessary. After all, they are teachers, it's their job--right? Most of us are too busy... Read More →