2015 has definitely been a year of transition for me. It seemed to take a long time in the moment, but now that it is almost over, it seemed to fly by. A lot has happened in 2015, some things permanent and some things not so permanent.
In 2015 I:
Traveled by Plane for the First Time:
In March, my boyfriend and I traveled to Phoenix to meet his dad and his family. It was my first plane ride and it was awesome! I am sure it will not be the last.
Got Two Tattoos:
The first tattoo was in April, to honor my mom. It is a purple butterfly on my right shoulder.
The second was the day after Christmas, a blue owl bought with my first paycheck from a nursing job.
Passed my NCLEX-RN:
After six months of studying I took my boards in June and passed. I am now officially a registered nurse!
Had Seven Interviews:
With a new license, comes new responsibilities. I had four interviews with three different hospitals, and two interviews for non nursing jobs, and one interview for a doctor’s office.
Had Two Jobs and One Volunteering Opportunity:
Two of the interviews stuck. I worked at Panera Bread for just over a month and am now working for a cardiologist’s office. I have never been happier.
I also began volunteering at a local hospital in hopes of getting a job there, but nothing happened so I am volunteering because it helps others.
Wrote Several Short Stories:
While 2015 has been a year of several transitions, I have been able to write several short stories and continue to write. I doubt this will stop anytime soon as writing is my passion.
Learned/Am Still Learning Spanish, American Sign Language, Russian and French:
In an effort to partly make my resume stand out and partly feel like I can help people and patients more than just treating them, I decided to learn Spanish since it is pretty much the second language of my local community. I also decided to start learning ASL because I have always wanted to learn it since 6th grade. I decided to freshen up my French and Russian (which I have been learning for two weeks now) looked fun.
I know I’m probably forgetting a few accomplishments in this list, but those are the big ones.
Now for next year’s goals:
In 2016 I hope to:
- Edit the third draft of my novel and maybe publish it, if not publish in 2017.
- Continue to write short stories, at least one a month if not more.
- Continue to further my education and at least start a BSN/MSN program.
- Continue to learn languages and other things to help me in my fields of study.
- Start my life by saving money and building credit to find a place and move out.