A lot has happened since the last time I blogged here 2 weeks ago. And if you have ever read any of my posts on this little website, you know that I love me a good list. So, without further ado, here's a list of things!
1. Since you're probably still losing sleep over your excitement from my last post about Dance Marathon, I won't leave you hanging any longer. The 26.2 hours flew by and it felt like we had just began when they held up this beautiful number.
It's incredible what some college kids can do when they work together for a great cause. It was another wonderful experience and I am honored to be just a small part of it all. I'm so proud of all of the students who participated, especially my fellow Phi Sigma Pi Brothers who do it all for the right reasons. I'm already budgeting my still-imaginary salary to make sure that I can continue to contribute to this cause that means so much to me and our community.
2. Speaking of jobs, I'm nearing the end of my practicum in the CICU. With only 2 more shifts to go, I am trying to soak up as much information and experience as I can. I've learned so much the past few weeks and have truly come to love this type of nursing. I love it so much that I'm even willing to overcome my asinine fear of talking on the telephone to help my patients.
3. Speaking of working, trying to work nights and balance daytime responsibilities sucks. I'm finding the time to get everything done but my body's circadian rhythm is gone. I can only sleep 4 hours at a time, which means I need at least 1 nap a day. Hopefully having these last 2 shifts spread out over a week will help get my body back into the swing of things.
4. Speaking of working nights, our recent Phi Sigma Pi meetings have actually helped maintain my nocturnal life. The past few weeks we've had back-to-back-to-back long chapter meetings because of officer elections and Brother voting this past week. And by long, I mean 6-10 hours each. But even though these meetings leave me emotionally & physically drained (not to mention with serious cankles), I have enjoyed them all as I reach the end of my term. This past Thursday was my last meeting presiding as chair and it ended on such a great note. I have learned a lot from being Parliamentarian and I have seen our young Brotherhood grow and learn with me.
4. Speaking of a long time, for the first time all semester, PDubbs & I were able to sneak down for some time at home. It fortunately fell on Easter weekend so Jordan was also home for the holiday. It was the first time we've all been under the same roof since January 4th! We had a nice dinner in Friday night, went to the gym Saturday morning and got to hang out with the Ownley clan for their monthly luncheon all before heading back to Gainesville that afternoon. Even though our visit was less than 24 hours, it felt so good to be together again.
5. Speaking of feeling good, going to the gym that Saturday morning made me feel good at first but then NOT so good for 5 days afterwards. I could not sit or stand for a good 2 days without wincing and I finally regained full movement in my elbows by Thursday. Crossfit is CRAZY!!!
6. Speaking of crazy, here's the best news of all: PDUBBS WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE UF PHARMD PROGRAM!! He had his interview in Jacksonville on March 30th and found out earlier this week that he was officially accepted for the fall. I have personally seen how hard he has worked the past few years, and especially this semester, to prepare himself for this opportunity. I know he will continue to apply himself 110% in pharmacy school and he will be a fantastic pharmacist one day very soon. I've seen first hand how much he has grown a student and a person throughout his time in college and I couldn't be more proud of him. Congratulations, PDubbs! I love you!
7. Speaking of Jacksonville, I gotta go apply for jobs and apartment hunting! More sappy posts coming soon...