I have been incredibly lazy the past couple of weeks. And I love it. After a grueling semester, it's nice to be able to sit back and relax.
I'm not a total slacker though; I have gotten off the couch for a few occasions. An old college roommate got married last weekend and I attended their super fun wedding, my wisdom teeth got yanked, I moved into a new apartment, my brother graduated high school, and I got a chance to meet ArtillerywifeCQ's husband who is home from Iraq. Head on over to her blog and send some good thoughts her way, as he has been gone a long time serving our country.
Another set of friends, Nick and Kaley, are getting married in a few short weeks. I lived with her for three years, and she is one of my best friends. Nick is also a great guy - I'm forever indebted to him for helping christen me "Sloshy Larry." Thanks, Nick. Anyway, I'm so excited for their wedding. So excited, in fact, that I am going home this weekend to tie endless bows and make things and wrap things and do things wedding-related. No really though, I can't wait - they've been dating FOREVER and it's about time they got married!
All of these updates help bring me to my main point: I start my internship next week (which ends my three weeks of unproductivity), and I'm sort of terrified. I'm super excited to work in the ED, and I have a fantastic preceptor...but I guess it's just becoming very real now. In one week, I'll be learning how to be a real nurse. It won't be the cakewalk that was clinical, that's for sure. I'm relatively confident that I'll be a good intern, but there is still the pervasive thought of "what am I doing!" that I can't get out of my head.
I guess I'm just anxious about taking that first big step into my career. This won't be easy, and I'm going to have to work hard not to get overwhelmed. By the grace of God, I'll get through this - and hopefully learn what it is to be a nurse while I'm at it!