Thursday, July 11, 2013

Random Thoughts of an Insomniac

Night shift nursing can be brutal sometimes. I have not had a normal night sleep in months. Right now, it is 5:00 am, I slept yesterday from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm and now I am trying to pass the time by finishing up research for my last project in school. In August I will finish my BSN program and I will never have to attend school again if I don't want! I will probably end up in a Master's program at some point but for now a girl can dream...

I will also be getting surgery on July 22nd (nothing major, just hand surgery) and will be out of work for a month so I will probably be bored out of my mind the entire month of August. I don't think I have had that much down time since I graduated nursing school in 2009.

Still, I am looking forward to having some time to do some work projects and catch up with friends and house projects. Sleeping during normal hours will be absolutely divine too. Anyone have any good suggestions for good reading? I just finished "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini and I loved it. I have a few on my list... Unbroken, Game of Thrones... but I am wondering what you all have been reading these days?

Hopefully, I will get some time to do some photography too... especially since I will be a new honorary auntie any day now! :) Can't wait to meet this little one! I will have baby shower pictures coming soon. I swear in my other life I was an event planner... okay not really but I do love hosting parties at my home.. which is honestly strange considering how crazy introverted I am. I think it just gives me a reason to be crafty.

Alright, I'm pretty sure I have 5 Candy Crush lives waiting for me so until next time... send me your book recommendations! 


  1. I just read the Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and liked it quite a bit. I'm currently reading Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter by Allison Wearing and I'm really liking it too (about a girl in Ontario growing up with a gay dad). I tell everyone to read the Divergent series if you like youth dystopian because they're awesome. There is always Born to Run which was awesome and inspiring if you haven't read that one yet.

    Congratulations x a million as you get close to the end of your degree. You should be so proud of your accomplishment! You're almost there!!

    1. Britt I'm pretty sure you were the one that told me about the divergent series before and I gobbled it up in like a week! I can't wait fo rthe last book to come out. I never got around to finishing born to run so I should probably put that back on my list and I will def. look up Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter! Thanks for the tips!

  2. Night shift nursing is tough! But I many nurses actually miss it quite a big when they go away from. There are certainly some perks to it!
    However, there are ways to thrive during night shift and help manage those annoying body chemicals that disturb your work habits. Check this article out and let me know what you think
    Since you're asking for book suggestions, you could take a look at the book I wrote for nurse: The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology. Check it out and let me know what you think: