Behind the Name.
We are all teachers: Teachers of life, and our students are those around us.
When I was growing up I wanted to be a teacher, and would line up my stuffed animals and play school with them ☺
In high school I taught piano lessons to some neighborhood children and was always teaching children church or Bible clubs. My junior year of college I co-taught a freshman seminar class. Now, I am an aspiring nursing teacher! So stay tuned ☺ I am excited to use this account to help you!
Behind the Name.
My main title now is nurse. RN, BSN to be exact. As a nurse I have worked in several capacities including camp nurse, home health aide, telemetry nurse, and pediatric nurse. I plan to share my NCLEX story in the future and continually share tips and tricks of nursing life. Let me know what questions you have and I will do my best to answer them through a message or post!
Behind the Name
Student. Nurse. Teacher. Perhaps each of those words conjures up a different picture in your mind. But, all three of those words describe me. Here's why.
I am first a student of the Bible and seek to live my life by It's principles, resting in my relationship with God. This is the most important thing about me, and I would love to share more with you. ❤
From 2012-2016 I was a nursing student. Those years were difficult yet rewarding and laid the groundwork for my current credentials: RN, BSN!
I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in counseling so that I can help others work through difficulties they may face.
We are all students, even if we don't sit in a classroom all day. We learn from the people around and the situations we encounter every day.
I plan to share lots of nursing school tips and tricks so let me know what kinds of things you would like to hear about!
I remember as an inexperienced student and a fan of medical shows, one of the most “exciting” things about the medical field was performing CPR and being able to see and be part of a "code" or "cardiac arrest" situation. It brought with it an unknown thrill and made you want to be part of the excitement... Or atleast what I thought was "exciting ". ✨
Now, being on the other side, I view things very differently. Especially the moments when a patient "crashes"ً and I have to escort the family out in such a way as to not create chaos. To not illicit a feeling of eternal doom within the already distraught loved ones. Or when we try but to no avail, watch life escape us. Because we're never in control. Its these moments that I'm so glad that I didnt take the short cut when it came to my education. Because theres no shortcuts when a life has been entrusted to you. Its these moments that make me so happy that I didnt cheat to get ahead in school or life. As you grow in your career, advance in your education and invest in yourself, stop to remind yourself why it is that you're hereً. What is your true motive and intent. What is your purpose? And once you've truthfully answered this, remain steadfast. .
Some days don't go as planned but that's totally ok, it's called life and it's beautiful like this, as unpredictable as it gets. ❤
I had to work hard to be able to accept that concept of unpredictability. I used to need to have everything under control, and if anything went another way, I would've easily had a meltdown. 😓 I was often stressed and definitely not able to fully enjoy life.
Nothing went as planned during the past couple of months, but that didn't affect the smile on my face. 😍 I honestly can't remember being this happy in my life!
You know what the secret is? 🤔 You need to decide to be happy every single day, no matter what life throws at you. Find a reason to smile every single day! 😊
In 2 minutes 8 seconds my entire mood changed. As if someone squeezed the joy out of my heart. And the reason out of my brain. A little over 2 minutes of watching different celebrities Instagram stories. In their Ferrari, I forget my safe, practical (paid for) SUV. In their Italian penthouse, I forget my clean, warm two bedroom home. In their Ferragamo and Chanel clothing, I resent my new, comfortable target jacket. In their 40 million followers, I forget I am equally important. In their beauty and influence, I forget I can equally impact as many lives. In less time than it takes me to brush my teeth, I forget how incredible fortunate I am. It honestly leaves me speechless. And even more than that, angry. Angry that I envy so badly. And that while part of me is grateful for what I have, the other part thinks of ways to get more. There is a fine line I’m beginning to step over. I want to work hard to have my dream home, that big walk in shower and double stove kitchen, the spacious SUV, vacations to show my family our beautiful country, money to help others, and so forth. And that is all acceptable. I will have all that one day. What I need to leave alone is the thoughts of never being enough, wanting an endless supply of money, wanting people to envy me, and so forth. May I work hard to be able to conquer all my dreams. To crush all my goals. To provide a wonderful life for my family. May I never want for unnecessary belongings for boasting. #blog#thoughts#equality#acceptance#grateful#family#content#breastfeeding#girlgang#momandbaby#daughter#nursing#nursingstudent#joy#happiness#workhard#goals
Today was sooo good! Took a short trip to one of my favorite spots, Asheville, NC, to learn and workout with a few other coaches, including my girl @holly__holmquist
We did a live Kickboxing/MMA workout and heard about all the things coming our way in 2019😍 Guys, I literally cannot wait for what’s to come. I’ve gained so much in the past 4 months through coaching and I can’t wait for what the next year is bringing!!
*** 12 years of growth!! I can’t believe the sadness I still feel for the girl on the left.. an empty shell, cold, careless, broken, zero self worth and stuck in the bottom of a bottle..
Looking at myself then is so hard. I was so low and thought I was never going to stop circling the drain, nor did I really care if I went down. But if it wasn’t for all this bad, I would have never been able to have all the good I have now! ..
I am thankful for all the trauma, empty bottles, chaos, lust and vengeance. Without all the fucked up shit I went through, no other path would have led me to where I am now. ..
Tried and true.. this universe only throws you what you can handle, it sent me well over my limit and I handled that shit like a boss! Do I regret anything.. No. Do I still feel, because I am a very sensitive person.. you bet your ass. I feel all the time what I put people through. I feel all the love and friendships lost. I feel that surge of anxiety when I think about my past.. I feel these things and then I release them or they would fucking drown me. ..
I am who am I because of what I went through, and I am so proud and resilient and motivated to help others! My love has grown and my love for those in my past is not gone, it just needs to be forgiven.. the hardest part is over, I have forgiven myself and it was only then that I was able to release all of this. ..
21 me, was not just reckless, she was fucking broken to the core and didn’t care to exist.. She needed help and love and guidance.. ..
If you know someone like her, do your best to reach out to them.. they need help more than you know. Just because they don’t say they want to die, they may just not care if they live. YOU NEVER KNOW SOMEONES STRUGGLE! If someone says they’re struggling, fucking be there! Even if it doesn’t sound too important to you, BE THERE! #youareenough#youarenotalone .
🚶♀️SUNDAY STROLL FOR A GOOD CAUSE🚶🏼
Come join our Stony Brook team to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation!! There is also a family-friendly festival!
****Note: A donation (no matter how big or small!!!!) is required for joining!! For more information and to donate follow this link: http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/Chapter-LongIsland?fr_id=7838&pg=entry
Where: Stony Brook (on campus!)
When: Sunday, October 21st, register at noon walk at 1pm
Points: 1 credit
We had a guest speaker the other day and I took their words to heart.. and it has helped.. graduation is so close I can taste it and sometimes, you have to talk yourself up. You have to be your own support system. You have to tell yourself how great you are and remind yourself how far you've come and that it's all about to pay off!! #LVN2018#LoveYourselfFirst#NursingSchool#NursingStudent#IAmPTK 👩🏻⚕️👩🏻⚕️👩🏻🎓👩🏻🎓💗💗
After a long and tiring but great first week in my new job, I have learned so much and have seen quite a few surgeries!! This morning my husband called me to give me amazing news. I am beyond grateful and blessed to have reached over 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel. It has been so awesome being able to connect with others and find out that I’m actually helping other people through my videos. That’s the whole reason why I started and I will continue to keep doing it! I’m having a lot of fun and even though creating videos and editing takes a lot of time, it is time well spent. I consider it a hobby because I actually enjoy creating content and helping others especially nurses, nursing students, etc. Thank you all again!! ❤️
Hello!! My name is Laura! I graduated with my BSN in 2016 and have since been able to learn from and work alongside some amazing nurses! I started this account to share my journey and connect with nursing students, fellow nurses, and anyone considering nursing. It is a fabulous field, though not always an easy one! I want to help you succeed in any way I can so feel free to message me anytime! ❤