My new job! And a brief history of my career.

Hi!

As you know, I am a nurse!  But it took awhile to get to this point.  I moved a few states away from where I grew up to go to my dream school, where I studied music.  I play the clarinet, and worked hard to earn a Bachelor’s degree in music.  But by the time my four years of studying music were up, I realized my aspirations of becoming a music therapist may not be the best career path for me.  So I looked into nursing and fell in love.  ♥

I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in music and a minor in psychology, then was accepted to an excellent nursing school where I earned my Bachelor of Science in nursing degree last year.  Then a year ago on June 25, I took and passed the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses)!  That was an extremely difficult exam, y’all.  But I am so blessed that I passed on my first try.

I worked for about 9 months in labor & delivery and postpartum.  Floor nursing was fabulous, and I loved watching new life join our world, watching women become moms, and helping women take care of their newborns.  Of course, there were high highs and low lows.  It’s the nature of L&D.  I am so grateful for my experiences in floor nursing and wouldn’t trade them for anything.

Now I’m on a new journey!  Today I start work in the operating room.  I’ll have 8 weeks in training, learning all about how to prioritize my patients in a completely different way than I ever have before.  I’ll see life-changing surgeries.  I’ll be a part of a world-renowned team (really, though).  I’ll learn how to care for patients in every-second-counts situations, and completely routine situations.  Perioperative nursing is historical, significant, and unique.  I’m really blessed to have been chosen for this position.

Not lost on me is that a year ago today, I got engaged!  And a year ago on Wednesday, I started my first job as an RN.  (This weekend in 2015 was a big one!)  This year, it’s another new start for me.  I can’t wait to get started!

I’ll keep y’all updated!

xoxo
kc

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“This week be light. This week be love.”

Hi, loves.

It’s hard to write a chipper post in light of all the negatives I find on my Facebook feed these days.

The above quote is from my good friend, Rev. Peter Gaughan.  He said these words during a prayer service in the city of Shreveport.  He also said, “This is what you were made and created to do.”

I couldn’t agree more.

With love and light,

kc

Currently: June

Hi!

I am so honored to be friends with Jenna, the beautiful author of Gold & Bloom!  Every month she co-hosts a Currently linkup. You can expect these posts here on Script, Sift & Sow monthly!

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#tbt our honeymoon, on the Funseaker and wrapping up a day of snorkeling

So for June, I’m currently…

PLANNING:  Some summer trips!  My parents are heading to Seagrove in August, and I’m hoping to join them at least for a weekend (if my new work schedule allows).  My husband and I are also hoping to be lucky enough to get tickets to the opening game of the LSU football season at Lambeau Field!  Other than that, just going to be working my booty off all summer.

ENJOYING:  My time with my husband and dog at home before starting my new job at the end of the month.  My days home alone are limited!  Long, late mornings just drinking a cup of coffee and watching Netflix.  Extra time in the afternoons to shop and make dinner for us.  Sitting on the porch and reading.  Long lunches with my mom, sister, and/or husband.  It’s been great, and I’m enjoying every remaining second.

BUYING:  This paper, this paper, and these pens to practice my calligraphy and other lettering.  I love the dots grid!  And I love those pens, man.  I’m looking forward to buying many more of them in many more colors!

CRAVING:  I want to bake many different kinds of cookies.  I’m thinking about sugar cookies, butter cookies, and some soft oatmeal cookies.  (I want to like raisins a lot more than I actually do, so I decided to kick ’em out of the recipe.)  I also really want some Mexican food, which is why I’m extra-glad to have a group date tonight with our friends at a local fave!

PINNING:  Cookie recipes!  And daydreaming about some DIY home updates. Taylor & I want to add a set of shelves to a big, blank wall in our kitchen, and we’re enjoying finding inspiration we believe we can DIY.  Especially Taylor, as he loves woodworking.

Head on over to Gold & Bloom to see other Currently posts!

xoxo
kc