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Project: Do You #1

Edit: Please note that this is a link up that focuses on individual self discovery goals. The goals you see below were set by me and for me only. If you choose to link up with us, please create your own goals to work toward and to update us on. If you are unfamiliar with Project: Do You, check out this post that introduces it before proceeding. 

I've had a busy week! I worked last weekend and had an exam in every class I'm taking right now which meant I focused on studying and trying to make it through the day rather than on myself and my needs.

Not a phenomenal start to Project: Do You, but I have to accept that this is the reality of working {at least 25 hours} every third weekend. For some reason, shifts on the weekend always seem so much more hectic and I come home completely exhausted. I'm guessing it will take a little while to find a sweet spot of compromise between crazy busy at work, and making myself a priority.
The reality is, I can't be my top priority all of the time and I'm OK with it. However, I need to learn to make myself a priority when I can. 
When I'm at work being crazy busy trying to help a patient with intractable vomiting, a patient who needs to get to the bathroom, and a patient who is short of breath I shouldn't be thinking about myself. That would make me a bad nurse. On the flip side, I can learn to take an evening to light some candles, put on a mud mask, and curl up with a good book.

So, the goals. I've actually made quite a bit of progress!

#1 - Read one book per month. I've been reading a financial book - to some it may be boring, but this specific book was written for young adults {like us!} and is enjoyable to read. I'm planning on implementing some of the tips {hello retirement plan!} in the near future. I've also decided which book I will be reading in March {Safe Haven} and just bought it the other day.
#2 - Work out on a regular basis. I've been looking forward to the past few Saturday mornings because I get to head to the gym with one of my oldest friends. But yesterday was even better because I downloaded a fast-paced fitness playlist from iTunes. Seeing that I only spent $12 and now have over 40 songs on my iPod, I am a happy camper. Plus, listening to Gangnam Style while on the treadmill is just plain fun!
#3 - Run a 5K. I am so excited to tell you all that I signed up for The Color Run in Milwaukee on August 11th! In fact, I didn't just sign up, I am a team captain! I've heard that The Color Run is a great starting 5K because there's a little bit of walking thrown in. You better believe I'll be running that baby as much as possible and rocking my white-clothes-turned-rainbow'ed!
#12 - Get out of my comfort zone more often. Remember those exams I took last week? I struggled with them. Science has always come easy to me {heck, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a science minor!} but biochemistry is really kicking my butt. I thought I understood everything when I was studying but as soon as that exam was in front of me, I panicked. Maybe his exams are just that hard, but maybe I need to learn that nursing school is tough and I need to learn to be satisfied with Bs and Cs rather than As. It's weird and disappointing and uncomfortable all in one. I have a lot of work ahead of me - both with this goal and with biochem!

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  1. I'm so glad we're doing this together. Your encouragement has been uplifting! :)
    What financial book are you reading? I'd love to get some new tips.
    You signed up for the Color Run AND you're a team leader!!! You go girl!

  2. Hi Sara, I'm currently doing this on my blog, love the project idea! I've submitted my link hope you can visit my blog and see if I did it right. Am a new follower via GFC, hope you do follow me back too,



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