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Specializes in NICU.

Hi kids! I wanted to start this thread so us'ns who are just waiting to start can discuss how we're coping with this pretty big life change. I know for me, I've been marking time the last year in a job I can't STAND, and senioritis has kicked in big time. Also, gotta fabulous SO who, for family reasons, will not be relocating to the opposite coast with me. :crying2: It's all kind of overwhelming, yeah? So how do you deal? When I'm at work and getting crap from attorneys/paralegals (I'm JUST the receptionist lol), I find a private place and do a little dance and sing "I'm goin' to Columbia" under my breath. What about you guys?

Hi kids! I wanted to start this thread so us'ns who are just waiting to start can discuss how we're coping with this pretty big life change. I know for me, I've been marking time the last year in a job I can't STAND, and senioritis has kicked in big time. Also, gotta fabulous SO who, for family reasons, will not be relocating to the opposite coast with me. :crying2: It's all kind of overwhelming, yeah? So how do you deal? When I'm at work and getting crap from attorneys/paralegals (I'm JUST the receptionist lol), I find a private place and do a little dance and sing "I'm goin' to Columbia" under my breath. What about you guys?

I know what you mean. I am moving from the west coast to the east coast and it's going to be a major change. Right now I am getting my medical exams, eye exams and dental stuff done before I give notice from work. I have so much to do to get ready and I'm still in the midst of school. Finals are in another week, so I've just got to stay focused a little while longer. Then I can think about all the things in preparation for the big move! Sorry to hear about your SO not being able to travel with you. But you'll meet a lot of great people and can look forward to a new adventure! I am going to get a massage right after my finals to celebrate!

Smile123 :p

elizabells, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

Roller coaster, anyone???

Hey smile, I'm in SF bay too - hope you get to go outside today, isn't it grand? The tradeoff in my work neighborhood (Lake Merritt in Oakland) is lots and lots of, um, crazy people. Yesterday this totally random (and I suspect very chemically inconvenienced) girl came and sat next to me on the bench and poured her heart out. I usually ignore people like that, but I did actually talk to her for a while. I figure it's good practice for my psych rotation. :uhoh21:

Fun2, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

Roller coaster, anyone???

Hey smile, I'm in SF bay too - hope you get to go outside today, isn't it grand? The tradeoff in my work neighborhood (Lake Merritt in Oakland) is lots and lots of, um, crazy people. Yesterday this totally random (and I suspect very chemically inconvenienced) girl came and sat next to me on the bench and poured her heart out. I usually ignore people like that, but I did actually talk to her for a while. I figure it's good practice for my psych rotation. :uhoh21:

LOL....but I do think sometimes you just know you are supposed to listen/talk to someone. You may have saved that girl's life by just listening to her.

Good luck in nursing school!!

Hi kids! I wanted to start this thread so us'ns who are just waiting to start can discuss how we're coping with this pretty big life change. I know for me, I've been marking time the last year in a job I can't STAND, and senioritis has kicked in big time. Also, gotta fabulous SO who, for family reasons, will not be relocating to the opposite coast with me. :crying2: It's all kind of overwhelming, yeah? So how do you deal? When I'm at work and getting crap from attorneys/paralegals (I'm JUST the receptionist lol), I find a private place and do a little dance and sing "I'm goin' to Columbia" under my breath. What about you guys?

I can sooooo relate to how you're feeling. The job situation, the move, all the school preparations, the SO/relationship concerns...it has been my full time job outside of my fulltime job! :chuckle I'm glad you started this thread...I'm definitely going to be bouncing ideas off of everyone to get some well needed feedback and support. I hope that I can offer the same to everyone as well.

Congrats!

Mission

Specializes in Global Health Informatics, MNCH.

I'm stressing too! I've been sick for 3 weeks, starting the biggest audit of the year at work (HEDIS for those of you in QM or at a MCO), trying to get through all the school paperwork, find housing and still studying for A&P 2. It's almost making the summer class schedule look like a relief.

Sorry about your SO E. The summer schedule factored into me breaking up with mine. I'm definately looking forward to the new adventure.

elizabells, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

How's this for big fun: I went to college not too far from where I grew up, so we never really purged my stuff from the house because I was back a lot. After grad I moved home. So I have two lives worth of stuff in one house, right? And now my parents are like, well, no mas. Which is fine, it's good to go through everything, but mom the queen of guilt tripping packrats (just venting, I love my mom a lot) nags and nags about getting rid of everything, then looks through the toss piles and goes "What? You don't want [object X] anymore??" Gaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!

Okay. Done now. I adore my darling parents, but it's like empty nest times a thousand, so cliiiiiingy, and I have so much to do to get ready!

No really. NOW I'm done.

elizabells, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

LOL....but I do think sometimes you just know you are supposed to listen/talk to someone. You may have saved that girl's life by just listening to her.

Good luck in nursing school!!

Thanks, Fun2Care. Something told me she was coming down off a loooong night of LSD or mushrooms. Thinking about it after, I think she really just needed someone to acknowledge her and reassure her that she literally still exists, like, on the face of the planet. Hallucinogens can do very funny things to your perception of reality. Well, duh. I guess that's kind of the point. :rotfl:

bruinlaura

Specializes in CTICU. Has 2 years experience.

Hi kids! I wanted to start this thread so us'ns who are just waiting to start can discuss how we're coping with this pretty big life change. I know for me, I've been marking time the last year in a job I can't STAND, and senioritis has kicked in big time. Also, gotta fabulous SO who, for family reasons, will not be relocating to the opposite coast with me. :crying2: It's all kind of overwhelming, yeah? So how do you deal? When I'm at work and getting crap from attorneys/paralegals (I'm JUST the receptionist lol), I find a private place and do a little dance and sing "I'm goin' to Columbia" under my breath. What about you guys?

Man, can I relate! I am also working in a job that I hate (and have hated for the past 5 mo) and I bring so form of columbia info with me everyday just to remind myself that I just have to stick it out for another 2 months. Somedays it takes more willpower than I think i have just to not quit and wipe the dust off my feet on the way out.

also the sum of things that my mom mentions everyday that i need to bring/buy could seriously weigh down the plane:chuckle .

Man, can I relate! I am also working in a job that I hate (and have hated for the past 5 mo) and I bring so form of columbia info with me everyday just to remind myself that I just have to stick it out for another 2 months. Somedays it takes more willpower than I think i have just to not quit and wipe the dust off my feet on the way out.

also the sum of things that my mom mentions everyday that i need to bring/buy could seriously weigh down the plane:chuckle .

I have a question: How are you going to move all your stuff out to Columbia from California? I was planning on driving my little hatchback out to Hopkins from California, but it doesn't hold much stuff. Are you going to get cheap furniture there or ship your stuff? It's a real lifestyle change!

Smile123

bruinlaura

Specializes in CTICU. Has 2 years experience.

I have a question: How are you going to move all your stuff out to Columbia from California? I was planning on driving my little hatchback out to Hopkins from California, but it doesn't hold much stuff. Are you going to get cheap furniture there or ship your stuff? It's a real lifestyle change!

Smile123

i'm hoping to get on-campus housing so i don't have to worry about furniture. finding an apartment in manhattan from across the county is really not something i want to do. i'm flying out there when i move so whatever i can stuff into my suitcases goes and i guess whatever else is at the mercy of my parents. i don't know about shipping. i guess it depends on how much stuff i need is left over after packing. anything that's not super expensive to replace will be low on my priority to bring (i can buy hangers at target when i get there).

wow, the logistics are kinda overwhelming when i stop to think about it.

elizabells, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

i'm hoping to get on-campus housing so i don't have to worry about furniture. finding an apartment in manhattan from across the county is really not something i want to do. i'm flying out there when i move so whatever i can stuff into my suitcases goes and i guess whatever else is at the mercy of my parents. i don't know about shipping. i guess it depends on how much stuff i need is left over after packing. anything that's not super expensive to replace will be low on my priority to bring (i can buy hangers at target when i get there).

wow, the logistics are kinda overwhelming when i stop to think about it.

I'm dorming it too, so I won't need much. I just got a new laptop, and that and clothes is pretty much going to be it. My parents are flying out with me, so we'll all just check a big suitcase. Yeah, most anything else I need I can get there. Coffeemaker, fan, boyfriend pillow, etc. Laura or Olivia, do you know if our supplies are being delivered to our current address or if they'll be waiting at school like the uniforms?

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