New RN Wish List

If I’m not mistaken, I noted I received a new position as an RN at a pediatric hospital. I’m extremely excited about this position, and I start in less than two weeks.

Since I’m transitioning to this new position, I have a small wish list. These are items that I find fitting for my career; for, they will be beneficial to keeping my patients and myself safe, organized, and cute 🙂 Read More

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Heavy Heart

My husband and I just returned home from vacation. Instead of posting about it, I’m sitting here with a heavy heart. The domestic terroristic attack on the African-American people in an American landmark located in Charleston, SC hurts. It hurts for so many reasons.

This hits home for me because I see my family in these victims.

I see myself.

Being from the South and raised in the church, I’m very familiar with Wednesday night Bible study. It’s a practice that is very common in the African American community. It’s a time for fellowship, prayer, and pure joy. It’s a time for African Americans to come together and just be.

Until today.

I’m hurt. I’m exhausted. Most important, I’m tired of racism.

Southern Girl Realness: Thank You Notes

I love stationary.

Since I could remember, I was always interested in having cute, matching paper, cards, and envelopes due to my love for writing. For me, it made sending letters fun and interesting.

In the 11th grade, I worked as a summer intern for the CNN center, and it was a great opportunity. I learned a great deal about work ethics and business/social etiquette. One of the things that I learned was the importance of sending thank-you notes. Using thank-you notes is a simple and effective way of showing your appreciation. Read More

Making It Through Hell…I Mean, Nursing School

The most requested question I get from current nursing students is, “How do you make it in nursing school?”

Nursing school is tough! I will admit I had no idea how tough it was prior to attending school, and I didn’t believe it when my mom, who is also a nurse,  informed me that nursing school was a “pressure cooker.” I was rudely awakened when I received my first syllabus that was thick as a book. I had to learn on my own how to successfully navigate through nursing school, but I was fortunate enough to have met people along the way that gave me helpful tips and tricks. These tips and tricks helped me to be a great student and graduate with honors. I want to pass on these jewels of wisdom to others because we can all use a helping hand every now and then. Read More