|Thermal tights and a hot water bottle for my feet - reading textbooks makes me COLD!|
But then, at the same time, it is also one of the most satisfying things I've ever done. Sometimes I sit with my cup of coffee and a textbook and wonder at my luck. I am allowed to be here, learning these strange things and talking about my experiences with other student nurses. When I was 20 I never thought I'd be doing this at 40.
I'm finding the juggling hard right now - there is so much reading I need to do, and I urgently need to prepare for exams that are looming fast. Domestic life massively reduces what time is available to me and so juggling could easily become an exercise in resentment. However, I refuse to let it. Everything that matters to me will get done. We all end up prioritising what's important to us - it's just that for everyone that list of priorities is different.
For me, at the moment, what's important is making good home-baked bread, understanding pharmacology and how to look after someone with acute kidney failure, making sure the children have a relaxing and interesting Easter holidays, getting some perspective on my exams, knitting a couple more rows of sock every night and putting dates in the diary to spend with family and friends.
It will all get done. It always does, somehow. Even blogging.
|Fuelled by coffee|