Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Career plan #328

I have a new addiction. Every day at 11:00 AM I have to tune into TNT for ER.

I have a new idea for a career haha. I'm actually thinking about Nursing now. I want to be Carol Hathaway lol.
Anyways, I think I'm kind of drawn to it because there are so many ways to advance within the field. I can go to get my BSN and then go back for an MSN when I know what I want to specialize in. I hoping that when I get into working with HOSA this year I can figure out if I'm cut out for it or if I like it or whatever. I don't know, it's just another idea. It'd just be nice because I could start working after four years compared to like every other major I've looked at that I have to go to school for at least six years before I could get where I want to be.
I first started thinking about this like a couple of weeks ago and I've just been praying, you know, God show me if this is the direction you want me to take. So Sunday I had extended session and it just so happened that the class I had and the class above it combined that day and it just so happened that two new people who had never worked in there before were on their first rotation. Well, the woman who was in there also just so happened to have recently graduated with her latest degree to become a Nurse Practioner. She started talking about her job and school and everything without me even saying anything about it. I ended up telling her that I had been thinking about Nursing and she gave me some helpful information and advice. The more I thought about it that just seemed like an answer to prayer. I mean nursing still may not be what I end up doing, but how would it just so randomly happen that this woman who I didn't know otherwise was in that class with me and started talking to me about it? What's funny is that I know plenty of people who are nurses that I could've asked about going into the field but I think God brought it to me before I even had to ask anybody. I don't know, the biggest thing is that she gave me a better perspective on how big the field really is and how many different opportunities there are with that one degree. I think that would suit me because I don't see myself as the type to do the same thing every day for the rest of my life.
One day I'm going to look through this blog and laugh at myself for all my different plans about what I'm going to do with my life haha. Probably about the same way I think God laughs at me when I come up with them.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Maybe I didn't make myself clear.

Youth camp was last week. It went by so fast! It was awesome though. Like, probably one of the best camps I've ever been to. As far as what I got out of it anyway. The speaker was from an organization called First Priority which tries to emphasize the importance of churches in a community, especially youth groups, coming together to work towards a common goal of reaching their schools for Christ. That was very appropriate because one of the main ideas behind the camp was uniting churches in our community that have traditionally been somewhat prejudiced against each other. Anyhow, so it was really cool to see everybody group together at the end of the week with other kids from their schools to pray for the upcoming school year. Worship was awesome too. A guy named Chris Clayton led the music and I got a lot out of that. Mainly, it occured to me that the God that created the universe actually wants to know me. Even though that is a large part of my faith I think a lot of times we, or I at least, who grew up in church forget the magnitude of that statement.
One of the things I went into the week kind of wanting an answer about was college. My ever present problem haha. Unfortunately, now I am the least certain I have been about it in a while. I started thinking about it after I got home and it just feels like all the plans I had made are shaken. I kept thinking I wanted to go to UF, but I don't know anymore. It just doesn't feel right. I may be wrong, who knows. I still plan on applying and just seeing what happens. I'm thinking more about Emory. It intimidates me less because it's not a "party school" like UF is. However, it is also exponentially more expensive so it would all depend on what kind of financial aid package they offered me. And besides that, it's also dawned on me that depending on what I decide to major in I don't have to go to a school with a medical program for my bachelor's degree. Plenty of colleges have BS degrees in Biology or some other Pre-med type major so that I could go to a different college then go to UF or Emory or wherever for a master's or whatever I decide on. So who knows? The funny thing is, at this point when I am the least certain I have been in a long time, I have the greatest peace about it. At first I was all like, wait a minute. You must've misunderstood me. I said I wanted an answer about this, not for You to shake everything I thought I knew. But God's just given me a peace about it and I know that as long as I am in His Word and striving to do His will He's going to show me what I'm supposed to do.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Helloooo, Summer!!

I am alive!! Haha.. My sister informed me today that I need to blog..I've been slacking. I definitely have been. I just looked at my last post from before AP exams.. dang. So I guess I'll start there. I survived. Ha. I feel okay about both of my exams but who really knows. I think the multiple choice went much better than the essays...they drain you. Onto more pleasant is out! And do you know what that means? Yes, you are correct. That means that we are ... SENIORS!!! Craziness. It still seems so surreal. My friend and I were talking today about how it still hasn't clicked and we were like well maybe it'll kick in when we put on the cap and gown for yearbook pictures this week..but then we decided we'll probably just feel like we're playing dress up haha. I don't know..we'll see. My appointment for my drape and cap & gown pictures are Thursday. Friday I have an appointment to cut my hair. And Saturday I am taking pictures with my photographer/sister and brother-in-law/employer haha. I am pretty siked about the end of this week. Just hoping that I like my hair when I cut
Umm...I don't think I mentioned before that I will be doing the HOSA program at school next year. I'll be going to Shands 3 days per week and at the end of the year, if I pass the test, I will get my CNA license. I'll also get some college credit for a class or two. Hopefully working in the hospital will give me a better idea of what I want to do in the medical field. As my teacher puts it, it's like shopping in a candy store haha. Bless her heart. Ha.
Which leads me to my current college outlook. My top two choices right now are UF and Emory. I plan on visiting both of them at some point this summer. I got a packet in the mail a couple weeks ago from a little place called Harvard. It included a three page letter telling me why I should apply there and an application. WHAT?! SERIOUSLY?! Really. I didn't request that application. Btw, it wasn't like a few was a bloomin' BOOK!! Yeah. So that was exciting..haha.
What else is going on? I need a job. The search isn't going so well so if you hear of anything let me know lol. I went two weeks ago and filled out TEN applications and never got a call back haha.
I can't think of anything else so..
Oh, I think I'm about to put my blog on private, so let me know your email address so I can add you to my readers list if I like you. Lol jk...kind of. Ha.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Counting down

A week from now I will be done with both of my AP exams. "Holllla!!!!" LOL. Until then my teachers are in freak out mode trying to cram all this last minute test prep into our heads. I really don't understand how an English teacher can do basically nothing all year but then a week before the AP test decide writing tons of essays is going to prepare us for it. Sure.
I am so ready for summer!! I can't wait to get out of school. I'm ready for youth camp and the one time I'll go to the beach all summer and ... VBS? We signed up to teach first and second grade music..think we may have had a moment of temporary insanity haha. Anyways, I also kind of need to get a job this summer soo..if anybody hears of anything let me know lol.. Btw I prefer to stay away from the fast food industry haha..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A letter...

My guidance counselor found me today to give me a letter. He held it out to me and I saw that the return address said ... National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Yeahhh. It took me a second then I went..."Oooh!" Haha. I made it into the first round of the competition to become a National Merit Scholar which means I'm in the top 50,000 that took the test this year. Therefore, I'm eligible for their recommendation program in which I choose two universities for NMSC to contact with my information and encourage them to contact me about attending there. The problem with this being I actually have to choose two. Haha. Anyways, in the fall they'll cut that 50,000 to 16,000 who will become semi-finalists. If I make that, awesome. If not, it's still pretty good to be a "Commended Scholar". So that was my excitement for the day. Lol.

Monday, April 20, 2009

College here I come!!

We got our forms to choose classes for Dual Enrollment next year! Yay!! I'll get out of school after third period one semester and after second semester the next then I'll go to college for two or three classes. I'm excited about getting out of school early haha..

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Everything's going...

It's been a while since I've posted anything...I'm beginning to start every post that way...that can't be a good thing. Anyways, school is...going. Still waiting on the bull dozer for the English teacher. She promised us plenty of essays between now and AP tests in May. The good thing is that after May 8 I'm not going to be doing much of anything at school besides in my Precalc class. We'll also be having officer elections for Beta and NHS over the next weeks. Me and a couple of my friends will probably by officers for one or that's one more thing to do next year. It'll look good on the college application. We finalized our schedules for next year. Seniors got their cap and gowns this week...we'll be doing that in a year!! Craziness.
On a side note, I am completely addicted to NCIS. I totally want to be Abby when I grow up. Bahaha. Except the black hair and spider web tattoo, of course. Ha.