When I received a basket full of goodies from a nurse/nursing student giveaway, I was thrilled. When Blondie came in the house yesterday & said there was a big box with my name on it, out by the fire pit, I was perplexed.
When I opened the box & found that that basket was not all I'd won, I was overjoyed. I'd won scrubs & shoes. I love scrubs. I love buying them & wearing them. They're comfortable & they're not all baggy & saggy anymore. Scrubs come in all sorts of colors & styles & they can be fitted for every size & shape. They can actually be pretty cute now.
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Nursing shoes are pretty awesome too. They're so comfortable & make it much easier to be on your feet for the majority of a day. But dang, they're expensive. By the time you buy the scrub top & bottom, nursing socks & shoes, you've spent over $100 for 1 outfit to wear to work. So it's no surprise when I say that I was extremely happy to have won a complete outfit, between the 2 boxes of prizes.
I have been needing to get a new pair of nursing shoes before I start clinicals & I always "need" new scrub tops & bottoms. I am so excited to win this.
It also makes me feel good that someone recognizes the effort it takes to get through these courses to become a nurse & wants to surprise someone just because of those efforts. I was feeling discouraged & just ready to be done. I wasn't sure how much more of this school thing I could do. The stress was getting to me big time & I was questioning if I even wanted to be a nurse this badly. Dude, I've got 27 children or what feels like 27 children & the crazy, busy schedules to go along with a large & blended family. Is it really worth juggling so much at once, all the time, without dropping a ball, ever? Is it worth it? For me, yeah, it is.
And it will be when I get to look back at my time in school as a memory, after I start my new career. This was the best thing to remind me of that & now I'm ready to hit those books again.