Oct
31
2010

It’s My Blog and I’ll be Boring if I Want To

I have no idea if I’ll start writing here regularly. I’d like to, I know I’d love to come back and read it years from now, but I’m horribly inconsistent. I know, I know….you’d never have guessed that from looking back at my 6 posts since I started this blog in…oh…2007. eff. I think I put too much pressure on myself to write things that are profound – judging by past entries I come up with profound writings an average of 2 times each year. Sounds like the makings of a wonderful blog.

My 2009 New Year’s Resolution was to write down what I did every day. It wasn’t a journal, just a log of my days. I only made it to July, I think I got 1/2 of our Honeymoon recorded and then I started medical school and all free-time was henceforth devoted to being a wife, doggy mom, house cleaner and cook – oh and my favorite title, Professional Medical TV Show Critic. In fact, I only kept up with that thing so well because I was writing in it while I was at work. Oh I just loved that job. Really. I did. I was very dedicated to it. Really.

You people are too dang judgmental. No wonder I never write anything.
All you people living inside this computer judging.
Maybe I’ll write down what I do every day:
October 27, 2010
Studied.
October 28, 2010
Studied.
October 29, 2010
Studied.
Date Night. Visited neighbors. Halloween Nonsense.
October 30, 2010
Studied.
Baked Muffins. Did Laundry. Watched Movie (that I rented from Red Box approximately 7 days before and forgot about. Dang you, Red Box).
October 31, 2010
Studied.
Wow, that’s boring. Nobody will ever want to read that.
I don’t even want to read that.

Maybe I’ll write down some things I’d like to discuss in the future:
  • What do I want to be when I grow up
  • Medical school is for future doctors-nursing school is for future nurses
  • Childhood vaccines and how refusing them is child abuse in my eyes
  • Childhood vaccines and how I used to be on the other side of that proverbial fence
  • Embryonic stem cell research and why it should be funded
  • Pregnant girls in my class and how they are more brave than I
Good. I’ll write for 6 more days and - POOF! – my ideas will run dry and I will melt down into only a broom, dress and pointy shoes. Wait….

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2 Comments + Add Comment

  • I have really enjoyed reading your “boring” blog. You’re absolutely right, it’s all yours so you can do with it as you please. I had a question for you though. I am also in Texas (Army wife and mother of two). Right now I’m in a program at a local school to get an Associates of Science in Nursing- pretty much your standard RN program. The Army is paying my tuition and to be honest I couldn’t afford it if they weren’t. I secretly fantasize about being a premed student, moving forward slowly in order to one day apply to medical school. I see you wanted to eventually address medical school being for future doctors and nursing school being for future nurses. Suppose I obtain my ASN, start working, and finish up my 4 yr degree by completing the prerequisites for med school. Would this really be such a horrible way to go? I would be able to pay for my education (undergrad anyway) and also be able to see for myself the differences between the two professons. I’d really like to hear you opinion on the matter. When you get the chance of course.
    Meagan

    • Hi Meagan! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the blog. If you secretly fantasize about medical school then all I have to say is GO FOR IT!

      That post idea was in no way about people deciding to go from nursing school or work as an RN to medical school, it was more about writing a post to talk about the differences between “medical school” and “nursing school” in semantics.

      I often get asked, when I say I’m a medical student, if I’m going to school to be a nurse. It seems that people who are not familiar with medical training interpret medical school as an all inclusive term for anyone studying to be anything affiliated with medicine whatsoever. I’ve been asked if I’m in medical school to be a nurse, a PA, a medical transcriptionist, a radiology tech and a med tech. So, it definitely was not meant to imply that I don’t think you can move from nursing to medicine.

      In fact, I don’t think this would be a horrible way to go at all. With your husband being stationed/deployed and you having kids it would probably be difficult to apply and attend medical school right now anyway. So, getting your associates in nursing while focusing on your medicine pre-reqs would probably be beneficial to you and your family. I think having worked as a nurse would be a huge benefit to you in your future medical studies, as you will be leaps and bounds ahead of your classmates on the patient interaction and procedure front.

      Best of luck to you! Feel free to email me if you ever have questions about pre-reqs or applying, I’m very familiar with the process in Texas and I’d be happy to help. Texas Tech (where I go) is an incredibly family friendly and wonderfully supportive medical school, so I’d highly encourage you to check it out when you get closer to the time of applying and interviewing!

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I’m a Medical Student (that means I'm in school to become a doctor). My life story can be viewed here. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit school and move to Hollywood, so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact I'm probably a spambot. Or a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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