Monday, January 24, 2011

Well that was fast!

Look what was waiting on my doorstep for me when I got home! And this is why you choose the 'courier' option when it's free! This is technically only 2 of my textbooks but in reality its three books and one interactive CD. That's one class booklist down and three to go.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

preparation & ponderings

Uni books are expensive. Seriously. Today, in preparation for the ever approaching Uni start date, I spent the greater part of my morning searching out the best places to buy my prescribed textbooks. I'll interject here and say Uni bookshops are a rip off. I've bought 4 (2 of them being second hand) so far and spent just over $350.00. My poor bank account. But I've managed to save just over $70 and I'll be able to sell the two I had to buy brand new for a reasonable price later on. I know the money spending is necessary it's just a little hard to part with the money that has taken me so long to save.

I've been registering for classes and reading course outlines and have maybe begun to freak myself out a lot just a teeny tiny bit. My classes look hard. And while I know I'm only going to be a nurse and not a doctor or anything I still feel like I don't know a whole lot (thanks to a not so great senior biology experience) and I'm going to struggle for the first few weeks. Plus my class lists are huge and my competitive side is starting to worry that it's going to be a lot harder to be at the top of the class.

I have many, many assignments coming up in the near future so I'm taking this opportunity to enjoy my last bit of free time to indulge in some Grey's Anatomy. My lovely cousin/best friend, Emily, came to visit all the way from WA for the past three and a half weeks or so, and (among various and numerous tourist activities) managed to get me 100% obsessed with the show! I figure it's at least medically based so obviously not a complete waste of time. I may just be learning something by watching it.

Still on my to-do list before Uni commences:
Buy the rest of my textbooks
Stationary shopping (which I LOVE doing by the way)
Sort out accommodation for a few nights a week during the semester
Finish Grey's Anatomy seasons 3 & 4 so I'm not distracted one iota when I start studying!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New year. New blog.

2011 has been a highly anticipated year for me since I decided back in grade 11 that I was going to have a gap year. I so wish I could have continued onto Uni as soon as I finished school but because I chose to go to a Brisbane Uni rather than the local Uni I had to take a one year break from study and earn some serious money. Having finally completed this task I am SO ready to begin my higher education experience.

I am officially enrolled in a dual degree of nursing and midwifery with classes commencing on 28 February 2011. I've selected my first year, first semester classes, I've had all three Hepatitis B vaccination needles (a must for any future nursing student) and I'm slowly forcing myself to think seriously about my accommodation situation for this year. I know I want to be at home as much as possible and I know I'm not ready to move out full time. But with a hectic schedule for at least two, possible three, days of the week I know I'm not going to want to travel back and forth from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and I'll need some place to stay on those days. I've just been keeping that particular issue right at the back of my mind. Probably about time to drag it to the front.

But first things first. I started a blog about a year and a half ago because I was inspired by a few people I know who not only blog regularly, but always have the most entertaining/thought provoking/lovely posts (namely Ramblings of a Wife and Mama, Sunny + Scout, and 3 Little Cuties). I did not however feel I had anything entertaining/thought provoking/lovely to write about. I wrote about my year 12 life and put up, what I realise now was, an overload of pictures which probably interested no one but my mum. Then I graduated and started working in a law firm and stories just didn't seem worthy of being written on the internet for all to see. Therefore my blog became a chore-like activity and eventually fizzled into nothing. Literally. My last post was in August.

But now I'm a Uni student I finally feel like I have something to write about that people might actually read and be interested in! Hence the name change, the new design and *fingers crossed* more regular posts. I plan on using this blog to relay stuff I learn at Uni, things and people I'll discover while on pracs and to keep certain family members (who I know read this blog) informed about the general things in my life.

I hope you like the change. It's made me excited.

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