Monday, December 15, 2008

Done!!! (for now)

Air smelled sweeter on Friday afternoons in high school when I would rush towards my Jeep, roll down the windows, crank up the radio, and speed down the Boulevard to a lazy weekend.

I don't think that there's any better feeling than being DONE. I would feel pretentious if I called this a sense of accomplishment, because it's really just a sense of joy that I don't have to do ANYTHING for the next month. I don't have to study, don't have to worry, don't have to think about any sort of career.

I am officially finished with my first semester of nursing school. I am one-quarter of the way done with my program and a year and a half from graduation.

Hey California, I'll be seeing you real soon.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I have a cold. I am useless. All I want to do is lay in bed and whine about how my body is achy and I can't breathe. I spent all afternoon yesterday watching documentaries and being a big baby. I could perform in a musical with the stomach flu and I would probably try to dance on a broken leg, but having a cold absolutely kills me. But today is Friday and as soon as class is over, I plan on spending all weekend on the couch, rotting my brain and drinking orange juice.

Here is something that I think is cool. Alicia, you'll probably like it.

I drive too fast. I'm going to blame it on growing up in California. Sadly, the great state of Texas does not appreciate my efficiency.

I am not ready for Christmas music yet. I know that it's winter because it's dark and cold when I wake up in the morning, but it doesn't seem like Christmas yet. I do not like radio stations that play nonstop Christmas music and if I hear "So This is Christmas" one more time, I'm going to go crazy.

I really appreciate the people in my life who make me feel extraordinary. I was lucky enough to spend some time with one of those people yesterday. Thank you.

Six months ago, I had just returned home from France. Now, I'm a quarter of the way done with nursing school. Where does the time GO?

Ten days until I'm back in California!