Monday, June 22, 2009

Week Number 2....Anyone Miss Me Yet? week 2...done and over....thank God! Now on to Week Number 3.

On Friday, I had a major freak out on the way to work at 5:30 in the morning. Now, of course the majority of the normal people in the world are still sleeping at this time, so I guess you are wondering how I had time to freak out. Well, I had been up since 5, so I had time trust me. As I was walking down the stairs, everything from the past 2 weeks just hit me all at once. I knew that I was under stress, but to have all of my stress come down on me at once, just freaked me out. I was wondering if I had it in me. Do I have what it takes to get through this? Am I no studying enough? What happens if I make a "C"? (I have never made a C in my entire life, and only have made 4 B's throughout my entire life...not bragging, just trying to give some background about me).

So, after taking several deep breaths, and talking to my nurse friends at work, I knew that I was going to be okay. All of my life, I have tried to be the very best. Not just the best that I can do, but be better than everyone else, and if I wasn't better than everyone else, I thought I failed. This past weekend, I have come to the realization, that I don't have to be better than everyone else. I can only do that best that I can do, and that HAS to be good enough. I have made this realization before when it comes to CrossFit Workouts, but have never really applied it to my personal life. For those that have known me forever, they realize how big of a step this is for me. So what if I am not the curve breaker anymore. I am attending one of the best nursing schools in Texas. By attending the best, it means that things will be harder. And I am not one to step down from a challenge. One thing that they mentioned in orientation was that in order to get through Nursing school, you need to make sure that you have the support and understanding from your friends and family. And I know that I am so blessed to have such a great support system. When this is all said and done and I have my license, I know that it will be worth it. So, thank you to everyone who is supporting me. You will never know how much you mean to me!

Overall, the material for this test was more interesting. We covered the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. Endocrine was kinda boring. I liked learning about what goes wrong with female organs and the diseases that we can get. There was A LOT I learned from this section. Like, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is the number one cause of preventable infertility and ectopic pregnancies. Things that can cause PID would be an STI or a bacterial infection. And after getting some diseases, it is recommended that you wait 10 YEARS from the initial time of contact before she should have a baby or else she might pass it on to her child. 10 YEARS! Holy cow! Ladies, wear protection! And there was some other neat/gross pictures of diseases and conditions of the male genitals. (I think that gross medical things are actually kinda cool, but I am weird like that...not like y'all didn't already know that)

As you can see, I am still alive and soaking up tons of medical knowledge. As I was going through this test, I felt great the entire way through. Finished a 100 question test in 30 minutes....almost freaked me out, but then I remembered my new attitude about just doing the best I can, put my test on the desk and walked out to check the CFDC blog. Made a 94 on Test 2..FTW! So, as of now, I have a 90 average. *Fingers crossed* that is stays up. This next section is going to be tough. We will be discussing blood (and its components) and the cardiovascular system. This will be a LONG 300+ pages to read in a week. Maybe there will be a lot of graphs and pictures! Hehe...


  1. Amy - I am so impressed that you managed to regroup and apply CrossFit mentality to this situation. I will definitely remember your example when I'm taking my grad classes this summer. I've had a nice long break because I already have credit for the course that's in session now. I'm anxious to get back into the swing of things, but it's been quite a blessing to have that extra time to deal with my health issues (the eye is finally feeling and looking much better!) and work matters.

    I'm glad you're finding what you're learning interesting and fascinating. Like you, I find the gross/disgusting pictures the most shockingly interesting. It's like, I know it's nasty and I shouldn't stare at it, but I can't help but study it and feel intrigued. :) Way to go on your test!!!! Blood and cardiovascular system for next week, eh? Bring it on, girl!! You can do it! Keep it up and keep truckin'. :)

  2. Hey girl, so glad you're still alive and pushing through! Congrats on the test..that's awesome!!

    Nice job getting through your freak out moment. I do the same thing at least once a month, if not weekly. I think about everything that's going on in life..between work, working out family, errands, chores, money, bills, health, etc etc and get so overwhelmed. Or even just at work when things get really busy. Then, I have to stop myself and just do what is in front of me, and move on, knowing that everything works itself out. I never thought about it, but it is the same mentality as Crossfit. Not just doing the best that YOU can do, but focusing on what you're doing at that moment. Take today's WOD for instance - 10 rounds of 20 secs burpees, 20 secs mountain climbers (or for me, push-ups and flutter kicks). If you think of it as a whole, it's so overwhelming (that's like 70 pushups or burpees, or 150 mountain climbers! But if you take it 20 secs at a time, it's totally doable..and before you know it, you're done! :)

    Let us know if you ever need a break..would be great to see you! Try to work in some of those WODs Eric posted at home..they are great and quick and I'm sure they'd give you good break and you'd feel better! I'm looking forward to trying out a couple on the road next week. Maybe we could do the same one and report back :)

    Keep up the good work!! Hope to see you soon!!!

  3. Awesome job on your test Amy!!! Keep it up!! We miss you!! Thanks for the post too. It brightened my morning. ;)

  4. Carrie: If you like the gross I have pictures to show you!

    Sandy: Nice to know that someone else freaks out occasionally. Let me know which one you want to do, and I will schedule it in!

    Lindsey: Glad I could brighten your morning. I feel like I am letting you down with the lack of posting. I will get back to it soon enough! Like I said, I could post more frequently, but you won't like what I am talking about!