Tuesday, March 23, 2010

And the sleepless nights and days continue....

I have been working around the clock (literally!) trying to get caught up! I am now going on over 48 hours of no sleep (okay I lied I did take a 40 minute nap) and still have more work than can be fit in the remaining hours of the day! If this semester doesn't kill me, nothing will! Anyways, on the docket for the week.....
Monday: Clinical in the AM, class in Mankato, work -missed my workout:(
Tuesday: Clinical straight from work until 3:30, work on thesis defense presentation, and finish project due Wed, work-missed workout:(
Wednesday: Class in Mankato, Class in Edina (project due), Finish papers for CNS and Leadership (Due last week)-Miss workout:(
Thursday: THESIS DEFENSE!!!!! Finish weekly homework, work-possibly get in a workout!
Friday: CNS Conference straight from work, Finish homework and-get in a short workout, go into work!!!!
Saturday: workout & work-Homework????
Sunday: Workout & work-Homework????

I'm FRUSTRATED by my over busy school schedule and my lack of being able to train!

How many days until May 8th? And by the way I work that day too!

So in the midst of juggling this crazy schedule, I have been contacted by a couple of recruiters for Clinical Nurse Specialist jobs. I'm looking forward to getting out and interviewing for these new positions!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Big news! I finished my thesis!!!! I have spent my time for the past couple of weeks working around the clock on my thesis, other school work, and clinical completing hours plus work my full time job so......literally working around the clock!. I have followed the pattern of work to exhaustion sleep for one hour work until exhaustion sleep for one hour work my shift at work sleep one hour-okay you get the point. All I can say is that I have only 57 days of grad school left!!!!!

To add to the craziness in my like I have started my job hunt. I applied for a different position at Gillette and on Monday I had brief informal telephone meeting with the manager of the telemedicine department for an Educational Specialist position. Next Tuesday I will be officially interview for the position-the process is long! I first will be interviewing with the Manager of the units that I will possibly be working with. Then I head to a panel interview and to finish the process I interview with HR-It's going to be long day!!!! The position sounds like a great opportunity for utilize my skills that I that learned my graduate program.

My training hours were very compromised over the past week-I only ended up getting in a couple of workout in last week. This week, I am back on track with my training, however since I took so many days off last week I'm super sore today!

Tuesday: Ran 9.5 miles. Run 15 minutes of stairs and 10 minutes of running the ramps at the Children's Museum
Wednesday: 2 hour biking (7 x 15 minute intervals in each gear), Ran 30 minutes (15 minutes of stairs)

Today the plan is to attend P2