Well, it's becoming a pattern here...longer spans between blog posts. I'm losing a little bit of steam....losing the mojo. But, I've got reasons. Yes, I have been wrapped up in school. And when I am not in class or consumed with reading I am cleaning, cooking, or driving someone around. And since I am trying to create balance, I am trying to have a good time here and there, too. Little extra time to set aside to blog. And then sometimes I avoid this space when I just think I have nothing creative or interesting to say. Or sometimes I am in a mood where I would love to do nothing more than to vent, but I refrain from doing so on this medium. I don't pretend that my life is always hunky dory. I love the phrase "ebb and flow"...our lives definitely ebb and flow and I definitely have been a flowing for a while. I continue to hear myself say that I have never been happier than I have these last couple of years. I just like where I'm at and what I'm doing. Sure, things could be MUCH better in many ways...but, those things will come, I know. My kids are happier than I have ever seen them. And THIS makes me very happy.
Over the last several months, I know I have been guilty of not staying in touch with some of my friends and family. I call less and less. I have so little time in my days to sit down and have any length of phone conversations. Or I am stressed and overwhelmed and I just don't want to call and be a Debbie Downer. I think and hope that the people in my life know how crazy my schedule has been. Nursing school is about as intense and stressful as it gets and I am now realizing that I don't think most people get it unless they are going through the program, as well. We all crave the love and support from our friends and family and I try my best to deliver on this aspect to others. We don't always get back what we give. And this is not my MO, by any means. A quick text, at least, lets people know I am thinking of them; or the quick phone call on my way to school or the hospital...even though it's brief...I try when I can. Hey, I get it...we all get caught up in our own lives, so I am forever grateful for the ones understand what I am doing and going through and who check up on me every now and then. : )
The good news is that this semester is over in just 2 short weeks. Wow! I am going to make it! It has been every bit difficult as I was told it was going to be. But, it's been great and I have learned so much and all I can say is that it's a darn good thing I feel like I am 25 and not 45! A few short months ago I was freaking out because I couldn't hear a blood pressure. Now, I have given 4 shots (woo hoo...4 shots...all in the stomach) and some other fun stuff. I have met some amazing people. It's been good, good, good. We are finishing up a hellish type of week at school...a test that it's been made clear that we disappointed our instructor on and a final comprehensive skills test that had everyone feeling the stress and pressure. This testing made or break our semester...and, sadly, it turns out it broke a couple of people. You fail it, and you fail the semester. Little bit of pressure?
So, I guess I can't end this blog post without saying at least a little something about Stagecoach. Stagecoach is a huge country music festival that is held out here every year late April or early May for 2, sometimes 3 days. I think this is the 5th year of Stagecoach. I haven't missed one, yet. Stagecoach is my happy place. Hot weather, shorts, cowboy boots, great country music. Along with about 50,000 people....many of whom are drunk and half naked (it's hot out there...there's a lot of skimpies walking around)....
|Me and Rylee|
|Look! My very first picture attachment on my blog!|
|Rylee and Sara Evans|
Until next time...(maybe I'll get the summer lovin' mojo back!)
P.S...I am pretty excited about finally adding photos on here! I'm moving up in the world here!