Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Graduation and summer

Graduation week, but that does not mean the work is done. In grad school you can still walk, even though they give you a little extra time to finish some requirements. Like a 30 page paper and clinicals until the end of the month. I will miss my primary care clinical site. However, it is starting to feel strange that this school part of my NP journey is over in 3-4 weeks.  

But come mid-July it will be time for me to mentally and physically clean my house and mind after years of school dictating life.  

So many stacks of papers, references, Power-points and lecture materials that I thought I might need one day, will be placed with love in the recycling bin. I will keep the important books and notes, but literally there are stacks of paper feet deep. Yes, I still prefer taking notes on paper and reading books with pages instead of e-books. So much easier to write in the margins and highlight in a book.  

Then I will need to take care of, boxes that are rarely opened and need to be evaluated and items tossed or donated.

Electronics and cell phones not used for years need to be recycled.     
Clothes still with tags that I will never wear. They were gifts from my Mother, and sometimes her taste is good and at other times it is not my style, but I still love her for sending them and so will the Goodwill.       

After a good mind and house cleaning the rest of the summer will be studying for boards and working on a resume. Although, no hurry in looking for work yet before September. 


PediNP said...

For me, the best part about graduating was getting to read for pleasure again. I so missed that!

Congrats on a huge accomplishment!!!

MamaDoodle said...


I agree with PediNP. Reading things that aren't assigned was pure bliss.

Good luck with the summer to-do list, particularly the boards part. What a sigh of relief you'll give when boards are done and you're officially certified as a nurse practitioner!

NP Odyssey said...

Thanks PediNp and MamaDoodle,
getting done feels good. I was offered a job today, but I am in no hurry to accept the first offer. For different reasons still months to go until I will actually feel comfortable.

Candi said...

So exciting! I hope this doesn't mean you'll stop blogging, I want to hear all about your job hunt & what happens once you start work. Proud of you!!