Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A little inspiration...

To anyone who might be reading! (and anyone who may not be having the easiest week)-- Just wanted to share a little something about how I get through my toughest times! 

So... on Sunday I was sitting in my bed attempting to read for my next unit in class.  It never looks like much..until you open a book and realize that one of your assigned chapters is 60+ pages, and that you also have 4 other chapters in different books to read as well. Then all of a sudden you feel extremely overwhelmed...sentences run together, and you cant even understand what you're reading about. I mean how on earth am I supposed to memorize a combined 150 pages on diabetes and 20 different types of Insulin ...and the actions and mechanism of all the drugs...and the adverse effects...and the side effects... and the contraindications...and how NOT to kill someone...and the proper way to answer a patient when they ask you if they are going to die...

and then all of a sudden. The most beautiful woman in the world flashed into my head... 

And I just felt so relieved. and humbled. 

Before my mom was diagnosed with cancer, she raised my brother and I on her own, worked full time, and put her self through college at the age of 35. And she never stopped...until she was 43 with a Masters degree and a diagnosis of a terminal illness. And the truth is...I know she never would have stopped if she had the chance... she helped so many people, she would have done so many more great things.

So just like my momma, I am going to help everyone I possibly can, and treat others the way I want to be treated, I am going to do great things...
you are going to do great things...
and you are going to do them to make the ones that matter most to you proud...
you are going to do it to make yourself proud...
and you are never going to stop.

Cause what's the point in life if we all just stop? 
So next time...we feel like stopping...just hang tight onto the ones who we love the most...and remember why we started in the first place.
And i'll try to remind myself that in the real world... there is a drug book in every nurses station. So I will never have to remember 20 different types of insulin...

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week :) ! 

‎"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen...." -Elizabeth Kubler Ross


  1. This is really touching. I also lost my mother and I too strive to do the things my momma would do. It's not always easy, but like you said it's good to just stop and take a minute to remember who you are!

    P.S. I've recently been tagged on my blog, and I've passed it on to you! You'll have to check it out on my blog! Xoxo

  2. I just found your sweet blog, and this is such a touching post. I am so excited to be your newest follower!


  3. You just touched my heart. Wow. What sincere words. You are a breath of fresh air. Your momma sounds like such a remarkable woman! I hope the rest of your studying went well and that you were able to pull off what you needed to :) My best friend is a nurse (labor & delivery) and I have so much respect for all of the schooling she went through. It's nuts! Hope you're enjoying a relaxing weekend! :) MademoiselleMichael

  4. I just found your blog and I am so happy I did -- what an inspiring story and a great way to put things into perspective! I will certainly remember this the next time I feel overwhelmed by school work, reading, or anything at all. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to read more!!


  5. This is such an inspiring story! Your mom seems like an incredible woman! Stories like these make me think about how easy my life is when I think it's tough! Good luck studying!