Thursday, September 16, 2010

...and so it begins

Since I have many exciting adventures to look forward to in the next few months, I've decided that maybe now would be a good time to attempt working on a blog.  About once a year I get a crazy idea to start one, post maybe one or two entries, and decide my life is too boring to write out consistently. Maybe this time will be different ;)

So I (finally) graduated last May with my Bachelor's in Nursing.  It only took...oh....10 years since graduating high school.  Sad eh?  But this is what I get for taking a break and then changing majors. Oh well.  It's funny, during the last couple of months of school I thought of nothing else but finishing so that I could SLEEP and RELAX.   That was May and by the time the end of June rolled around I was so antsy and missing taking care of my Mommas that I decided to go ahead and enroll into grad school. So I did some research and applied to a highly rated distance education program. I'm extremely excited and proud to say that I got in and will be starting to work towards my Master's degree in January.  Part of me feels like I must be a glutton for punishment, but I truly do thrive on education.  I'm also crazy.

Another reason why I decided to go ahead and enroll now is because ever since my own negative birthing experience with Allie, I have felt a strong desire to go into obstetrics.  Working as a Labor and Delivery nurse was definitely a dream of mine, and I still would love to do so, but I knew I would face issues where I didn't agree with the physician regarding their chosen course of treatment.  That is when I knew I found my calling: nurse midwifery.   It still seems surreal to me when I think about returning to school and the possibility of really becoming a Nurse Midwife.  For now though, I am trying to be patient and focus on the present. I will be starting my Statistics class soon (yikes!). Of course I also have a crazy 13 month old Daughter who is the love of her parents' (and grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc, etc,etc.) lives. And speaking of Daddy, I also have a husband who is trying to focus on completing his own Bachelor's degree and needs my assistance with his homework as well.   

It's going to be a crazy time coming up. But really, when is it not in our household? :)


  1. Happy to be the 2nd follower of someone I admire and like very much! :-)

  2. I'm excited that you've started a blog about your journey towards becoming a CNM! Looking forward to reading your posts. :)

  3. I'm so excited for you, Ginny! I think being a midwife would be so rewarding and fascinating. I hope you love it!