So yesterday’s pseudo-meditation seemed to work out to my advantage because I preemptively channeled most of the thoughts that distracted me prior and would have continued to distract me. So I’m taking that as a sign to keep going.
So yesterday was our first day in skills lab. It was interesting because my instructor was my clinical instructor last semester for J1 and there were a lot of issues there. Nothing really personal, I like her as a person. But as a clinical instructor, she seemed a bit out of touch with how new we were as she was a seasoned veteran in the nursing field. In any case, all of last year’s stuff seemed to be water under the bridge, so it seems to be all good now. We’ll see where that goes as the semester rolls on though.
Another perk about my lab: 4 guys in there. I’m not getting singled out anymore like I did in assessment. And one of them happens to be one of my relatively good friends in the nursing school, so we’re lab partners now. I was just glad we didn’t have to go through the awkward, “Hi, we just met, and now I have to examine you.” Granted, we’re going to have to do that with patients all the time, but still.
Anyway, so as this first week of school is going, I’m gaining a little more and more hope as far as my workload. I feel as though if I front-load everything, then I should be fine. Plus Awakening is going to hit the ground running at the very beginning and then chill for a bit until the very end. Which is going to be great. Although I just realized that workday is on a Sunday, and I’m going to have to go get my patient that day. I guess I’m missing the beginning of workday. Here’s hoping I can get that information quickly, especially if we have the same window to collect our patient info.
So yesterday, I ended up sitting in the UCC for 3 hours. Not doing anything in particular…just sitting and chatting with people. I wasn’t even planning on being there to begin with. I just decided after my lab that it was too nice of a day to go exercise in a gym so I opted to go for a walk around campus instead. And I get about halfway (I was over by the communication building, literally on the other end of campus from the C lot where my car was) and Andrea and I start talking about Awakening and we end up deciding to meet up at the UCC to talk about stuff.
So we get through and I see people I hadn’t hung out with in a while, so we talk, and one thing leads to another, and I’m sitting in one of the armchairs. And then finally I realize that it’s 4pm and I’d been there since 1pm and basically just wasted my day. Not that catching up with friends is a waste, but definitely not an efficient use of my time in the least bit when I need to get way ahead so I can afford to slip a little when Awakening decides it wants attention.
So then I went home and then the plumber was being a total pain in the ass. Well to me anyway. I’d called the company that morning to look at the leak in our sink, which I don’t think I mentioned in the last post, so I’ll do a quick recap. Sink on the garbage disposal side got clogged, I decided to be all DIY and handy and manly or whatever and I took the pipe out and cleared the clog when the Draino didn’t work. And then when I went to put the pipe back, it started leaking by where the garbage disposal was. Which I was just like great. Just…perfect. Anyway, I called the company at 8am and got a voicemail saying that I called during normal business hours but no one was there to help me. What the heck? So then I try again at 9am and leave a message with my name, number, and preferred call-back time. Did I get a call? Nope. So I call them back and the lady says she’s going to talk to the plumber and he’s going to call me. Did he call? Nope. So I’m giving them until 8am. If I still got nothing, I’m calling them back again. This mess needs to be fixed now, and if my Mondays and Tuesdays are basically gone, this can’t keep happening. I want my sink fixed now.
But enough bitching about that…and on to bitching about something else. I’ve been having these issues with this one girl. I’m not really sure what yet. But speculation (by many based on prior experiences…note the plural) seems to point in the direction that she’s taken a liking to me. Which is unfortunate because I have no interest in her, if that’s even the case. However, I ran into her recently and she gave me this hug that lasted entirely too long to the point that I was starting to get uncomfortable. I was hoping the break would give her time to get over whatever this is. But nope, that’s clearly not the case. And all the while, I’m dealing with getting over my feelings for someone else.
On an unrelated note, I like this whole writing in a journal daily thing. I hope that I can keep this up. Getting up at 6am to just get everything out and be zen, this may work. Now for the next two days of school, my only two lecture classes for the semester.
End stream of consciousness.