Appreciate who, not what, you’ve got.

Remember the people in your life who are there when you lose everything else.

The world is so focused on the materialistic things in life. I’m guilty of it just as much as anyone – see my last post for example, but I am aware that the people in my life are the ones who mean more than any amount of money ever could. When was the last time you looked around and appreciated just how much love you have around you?

Your parents.

Your parents created and raised you. Continue reading “Appreciate who, not what, you’ve got.”

Money, Money, Money.

Money isn’t everything. But having enough can make a big difference.

Money, money, money. If I’m honest, I’m sick of thinking about it. For once, I’d like to enjoy myself without worrying that I’m going to either have no money at the end of it, or no money to begin with. I can never just let go, and quite frankly I am sick of it.

Now I know I’m not the only student to have gone through this, and I can’t even complain that much because I had more than most students – a student loan, a monthly bursary and I’m living with my fiance’s parents, but it was still hard. And right now, I’m neither a student or graduate at this point – I’m in limbo – and I’m struggling. I have one last bursary payment and a small amount of savings to last me until possibly the end of April, and I really don’t want to spend that time being so stressed out I can’t enjoy my time off properly, or my work when I start it.

So, what did I do to try and sort my finances? I asked Google – obviously. Who doesn’t? The answers? Not so helpful. I was shown to a number of survey websites which take a lifetime to get a payout because you get written out of almost every survey you try and complete! I also found things like babysitting. Now, I LOVE babysitting, because I love children (I’m a paediatric nurse – almost) and I’ve been babysitting for years. I’ve gotten one babysitting job after posting and messaging I don’t even know how many times. I also tried photography – something else I love, but that’s also a dead end.

I guess I’m just stuck – and I’ve just realised this entire post is just me moaning about something everyone is going through at the moment – and I just want to enjoy life for a little bit. Just a few, stress free weeks. Is that really too much to ask?

Almost everything in life is more important than money – friends, love, family – but being comfortable can relieve a little stress, allowing you to enjoy those things that are more important without that stress at the back of your mind.

Anyway, apologies for the moaning post guys. Thanks for reading.


Valentines Day? Show your love everyday.

Valentines Day is just one day of many where you should show the ones you love just how much you mean to them.
Here, meet Joe.

1507954_10152038849793691_979800928_nSee that guy? That’s Joe (the fiance you might hear a little too much about!). He’s quite honestly, amazing. The love of my life, my best friend and my rock all rolled into one. Now, I know everyone is going to think this is the usual “OH MY GOD I LOVE HIM SO MUCH VALENTINES IS SO AMAZING!” post, but it’s not.

See, Joe and I have been together 4 years this year, living together and engaged for 3. Continue reading “Valentines Day? Show your love everyday.”

Filling the Gap.

There are a few times in your life where you have a little too much time on your hands.

So I had found myself in a gap between the hecticness and stress of university life and the new stresses to be found in my new job. And the gap is going to last for another 4 weeks!

I’m not used to sitting around and doing nothing. I’m trying to get all my time taken up by reading, gaming and exercising but I’m still left with so much spare time! There is only so much gaming one person can do before they go mad! Joe (the fiance) is quite happy to stay home and get lost in the gaming world, but I want to get up and do something! Even if it’s just going for a walk along the Thames – that’s about as romantic as we’ve got.

The worst thing is.. I know that in a few weeks I’ll want this time back, especially once I have the stress of being a full time, fully fledged nurse over my head, but that doesn’t make this time any less painful!

So, I ask you, readers, fellow transitioners, WHAT DO I DO TO STAY SANE?

Everyone say Hello!

Just a brief introduction to this little blog of mine.

So, in the next few months, I’ll be making the transition from student nurse to qualified nurse. Am I scared? Yes. I’m petrified! Being accountable with noone but myself watching my back scares me. But, am I excited? Even more so.

Why? Well, I’ve been waiting for this moment for nearly three years, and now it’s here, and I’ve got a job waiting I’m ready to start this new chapter of my life. I’m ready to get out there and make a difference, without having to rely on other people.

I’m using this space to help document my transition from student to qualified nurse, talking about the experiences and the feelings that come with them. I hope you guys can join me in my journey to this new part of my life! If any of you have any questions or are going through the same thing, get in touch!