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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Category Archives: nursing school

Made it.

Well, that was a rough one.  In its defense, everyone from the very beginning had said that the third semester would be the one to make you want to throw yourself into a bathtub with a toaster.  I was actually extremely lucky in that all of my Terrible stemmed solely from nursing school. Take away […]

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at least it wasn’t an ear, i guess.

Today I walked into the hair salon for a trim and walked out having chopped off 11 inches. Two weeks ago completely out of the blue I told my sister-in-law that for the first time in my life I was really happy with my hair.  That I was truly happy with my hair.  That I […]

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I survived psych without getting shivved!

  Another bimester down, only three more to go!  I’m only 1.5 semesters away from graduation!! This bimester I was in psych, and in terms of testing and grades, it was one of the easier classes.  Once you figure out the “rules” of therapeutic communication and psych in general (who is the greatest threat to […]

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Nursing school summer recap

People of the internet, weep for me.  Tomorrow I go back to nursing school. It’s basically like when Piper voluntarily surrendered herself to jail. Except there’s a lot less free time. *** I’m really good at putting my head down and getting through rough times.  It’s like a super power that rubs off on you […]

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