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What are some things you can't do now but plan on doing once this Coronavirus situation ends?

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Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Okay, I'll start! I'm in a Psych NP program, so realistically this goal wasn't going to happen this year, but I was definitely going to do it after the NP program ends next year: I'm going to take an in-person Italian language course. Either at a community college or Houston's Italian cultural center.

I've been doing the Italian Duolingo course for about 4 months and have grown more and more infatuated with this charming language. It feels like a logic puzzle to me! So I told myself, "In a year, when I'm done with the Duolingo course, I'll reward myself and take an in-person classroom course to build on what I've self-studied!"

How about you folks? What's some stuff you want to do that you can't do now?

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience.

Feel safe going to the mall with my newborn and wandering around window shopping while my older child plays in the communal play area. The malls here are technically open, but the play areas are obviously closed and taking a newborn anywhere other than strictly necessary places seems like a bad idea. But, I can dream...

macawake, MSN

Has 13 years experience.

AHWTL & LibraSun, your aspirations are much more lofty and commendable than mine. I’m going to sound hopelessly shallow 😃 But here goes..

I miss..

Poker nights!

The first Friday of every month I used to play poker with a bunch of my old LEO coworkers. Poker cards, poker chips, the other kind of chips and dip. And some really good single malt. One giant petri dish at the end of the night 😂

Haven’t played since February and I really miss it/them.

Swellz

Specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown. Has 6 years experience.

Trivia night at the bar. Any trivia topic at any bar, and I don't even care if I'm drinking or not LOL.

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience.

39 minutes ago, macawake said:

AHWTL & LibraSun, your aspirations are much more lofty and commendable than mine. I’m going to sound hopelessly shallow 😃 But here goes..

I miss..

Poker nights!

The first Friday of every month I used to play poker with a bunch of my old LEO coworkers. Poker cards, poker chips, the other kind of chips and dip. And some really good single malt. One giant petri dish at the end of the night 😂

Haven’t played since February and I really miss it/them.

Not hopelessly shallow! That sounds great. Funny story---my neighbor across the street has, just since COVID hit, started having large, outdoor poker games daily. Literally, EVERY DAY. Occasionally one of the guys will wear a mask, but usually as a chin strap. Never once saw another person other than him come and go in the 3 years we've lived here, then all of a sudden, a global pandemic hits and he decides now is the time to start daily poker games. Still can't figure that one out! At least it's outdoors??? 😂

Open mic night at the local pub. It's a great draw for all manner of local talent. The festivals...I miss the festivals and fairs.

scribblz, BSN, CNA, LPN

Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, Geriatrics, home infusion. Has 14 years experience.

I miss live entertainment...music...theater... comedy and most especially eating out! I intend to enjoy all of the above as soon as things settle down 😁

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Can't do come this now, not scheduled. But am fervently HOPING that come this autumn, I can attend my first ever concert in NJ's Meadowlands Stadium.

Am 69 yo and IN LOVE with a 25 yo operatic master phenomenon from England.

Jonathan Antoine.

On my bucket list. Hope all clears up by then.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

1. Return to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Someday get to Trinidad and Tobago for their Mardi Gras.

2. Travel to Key West, FL.

3. Bucket list locations to visit: Hawaii, Australia, Ireland visiting AN members.

Go to church first and then head for Oregon and California to hug my sons and grandsons. Beyond that, nothing else matters.

PCU_RN9, MSN

Specializes in Health insurance nursing/ Cardiac nursing.

Take my trip to Hawaii that was cancelled for this year! I can’t wait to travel again. 🌊 ✈️

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Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

Can't think of anything. I'm lucky, I am making the most of this year.

In January the hospital I worked for suddenly closed due to bankruptcy. I made great use of unemployment for 2 months, finishing my homemade camper.

Then in March, Covid hit. I made bank on a couple of Covid contracts. Then I came home.

Now I've had time to recreate my life. I've made my shop more usable, and have come up with a marketable art furniture design. I sold artwork to help myself through nursing school, so have experience with this.

Now, I've been hired at a well paid Per Diem job in a really cool locale. There's a fantastic lake nearby. My homemade camper will work out great.

I thank God for 2020.

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

Without a doubt, I can’t wait to safely travel the world again. My husband and I traveled everything other weekend, whether it was a small road trip or a flight across the country, and traveled internationally 3-4 times a year. Now being stuck in Texas of all places, I’m very much looking forward to getting back to that normal once it’s safe for everyone.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

I'm a homebody, so life didn't change much. I'm sure something will present, though

whalestales

Specializes in Nursing Student.

So many things!

  1. Go to my best friend's hockey games again
  2. Try on new clothes because I haven't bought anything for myself in years
  3. Harry Potter World! We are supposed to go in January, but I don't think that will happen
  4. Have real nursing classes! I start in September and everything is online

I plan on taking piano lessons (I took piano lessons when I was younger) and learn Chopin’s Ballad No. 1, Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata and the last movement of Beethoven‘s Moonlight Sonata, along with many other beautiful piano pieces by the masters. I want to play for the residents at the facility where I work, and I would love to compete in a few amateur piano competitions.

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A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

5 hours ago, Kathrynbeth67214 said:

I plan on taking piano lessons (I took piano lessons when I was younger) and learn Chopin’s Ballad No. 1, Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata and the last movement of Beethoven‘s Moonlight Sonata, along with many other beautiful piano pieces by the masters. I want to play for the residents at the facility where I work, and I would love to compete in a few amateur piano competitions.

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Piano lessons would be so nice! My mom made me take piano lessons in middle school. I hated practicing, and ended up quitting. Maybe if I had learned the chords instead of focusing on 'reading sheet', and played contemporary pop music instead of classical, I'd have stuck with it after all these years.

MeganMN

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 15 years experience.

1. Go to church again

2. Take our kids to see all of their out of state grandparents

3. Date night with my husband.....oh I miss this one the most.

4. Take my kids to the pool to teach them to swim.

5. Go anywhere without having to feel a sense of nagging paranoia