While I run to get the door for a visitor, another nurse hurriedly hands me a lab sample to deliver as she rushes to her next patient.Smiling, I walk down the hall with plastic bag in hand.The Internet, and especially social media, makes it easier than ever to absorb a set of beliefs without encountering criticism.
At the end of freshman year, I enrolled in AP Chemistry.
I didn’t think much of it; I was used to picking the hardest classes on the list.
Refusing to let up, I planned on teaching myself some of the content before the next year started. As the author explained VSEPR theory, I was amazed at how the simple geometric shapes I’d been learning since elementary school could explain the repulsion between electron clouds.
That summer, I read two chapters a day in pure awe.
Try to think of a hobby or interest you have that not many others share, or that reveals a lot of information about your unique personality.
It doesn’t have to be anything super impressive, it just needs to help admissions officers get to know you. I’d learn how to change a tire, clear a clogged shower drain, and create a budget.
Most of all, I’d learn how to cook outside the confinements of microwaved pizza rolls.
My love of food is belied by my lack of culinary proficiency.
I like the stress on busy days like this as much as I enjoy the relaxed days where nurses can finally sit down.
The physical and mental strength of a labor and delivery nurse will always be something I respect after working as a family birth center volunteer at the Methodist Hospital.