Just need to whine!


I'm so tired. I'm in an accellerated program which means i don't get a summer break. I just finished OB and am almost midway through peds. My grades have been really great (ALL A's & B's), but i just need a day off!

What really sucks is all of my friends that keep calling me that are in the traditional program (and are off this summer) inviting me to the movies, camping, bar hopping, etc. and I can't go. I keep hearing about good books and great movies. But every time I try to relax, i feel like i should be reading my nursing books or studying.

I will graduate in December, and I am definitely counting down. I just have a bad case of burnout, i think. Thanks for listening to me whine! Anybody else going straight on through the summer and feel like they're missing out on fun? Or sleep?


1,842 Posts

Has 20 years experience.


straight through the summer

just had an invitation a few days ago - but it'll have to wait - I'll phone them later

I don't have any advice - just keep reminding myself of my priorities - have to succeed in these courses. Friends are nice to have. But they aren't going to pay my rent.

Megsd, BSN, RN

723 Posts

Specializes in Neuro.

Yes. Braindead and sleepless and I still have 5 more weeks of this quarter, including my entire OB rotation. Not to mention 3 group presentations, 1 individual presentation, 2 papers, clinical assignments, homeworks, exams, finals, etc., etc., etc., etc.

Luckily most of my close friends are in my program with me and so no one is planning anything social. I have been trying to make it a habit to nap after clinical so that I can stay up later to study, only to get back up at 5:30 in the morning to go back to clinical.

I just keep reminding myself that I graduate in 4 months and 6 days. I've made it 11 months so far... what's 4 more?


1,051 Posts

If you can't do anything for yourself, then by all means whine. Whinning is good sometimes!!! You have my support on that one.:wink2:

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