Don’t ask for an easy life; ask to be a strong person.

Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest. Laugh as much as you can. Spend your money. Tell someone what they mean to you. Tell someone off. Speak Out. Dare to be different. Dance in the pouring rain. Hold someone’s hand. Comfort a friend. Pig out. Fall asleep watching the sun come up. Stay up late & smile till your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love.
And most of all, live in the moment because when you look back someday, knowing you have no regrets… it’s going to be what makes you smile.

Time flies by…

The Most Selfish One-Letter Word-
“I” : Avoid it.

The Most Satisfying Two-Letter Word-
“WE” : Use it.

The Most Poisonous Three-Letter Word-
“EGO” : Kill it.

The Most Used Four-Letter Word-
“LOVE” : Value it.

The Most Pleasing Five Letter Word-
“SMILE” : Keep it.

The Fastest Spreading Six-Letter Word-
“RUMOUR” : Ignore it.

The Hardest Working Seven Letter Word-
“SUCCESS” : Achieve it.

The Most Enviable Eight-Letter Word-
“JEALOUSY” : Distance it.

The Most Powerful Nine-Letter Word-
“KNOWLEDGE” : Acquire it.

The Most Essential Ten-Letter Word-
“CONFIDENCE” : Trust it.

Sunscreen

The Sunscreen Song: Baz Luhrman

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Calendar Year 2012 / Teaching / Office Space

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests,
whatever they may be..
life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.

It would be safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

As per my last post, I can’t help but apologize yet again.  I was doing so well posting, then the Holidays happened… I VOW to you guys that I won’t slip up again, promise!! If I believed in making New Years Resolutions, I’d make this one. But I don’t. So you’ll simply have to take my word for it.

This is probably going to sound like the oddest thing ever, but since getting back home from the holiday madness at my parents on December 27 and working JUST two night shifts the overwhelming exhaustion is a little intense.  I mean, it was only TWO night shifts. No day shifts before. No shifts after. It could be the stress/anxiety/excitement over what lies in 2012.  As I mentioned, I had an interview for ICU after my second night shift (would have been yesterday morning), but the CCU Manager had to reschedule… and the only convenient day for me was January 6th (next Friday; 1pm).  So lovies, wish me luck! 🙂

I’m starting to get ready to teach my 2nd year BScN students (I have orientation at the school January 5).  Yesterday I went to Staples and was really only there to buy more pens (I’ll be the first to admit I am a nerd/OCD when it comes to organization and going to Staples is the cherry ontop).  However, I perused over to the printers/copiers/scanners/faxers section and was quickly greeted by an overly friendly salesguy.  I think I was impressed by his extensive knowledge and all the numbers he threw at me regarding “cost per printed pages” in relation to colour/no colour/type of paper/cost of printer/cost of toners.  I found myself walking out of the store with him with my LONG receipt in hand, and him putting the boxes and bag in the back of my vehicle.  I was still in a daze when I got home to be honest.  He was a smooth salesman, clearly.  I now have a fancy dancy printer machine thingie.

What comes next? I am really wanting a nice desk for our ‘office’ (really just a neglected room at the moment, that my sister stores her mini trampoline in and utilizes occasionally).  Pictures to follow.  I apologize in advance. I thought I had taken good quality pictures of the office when we first moved in, but like I said, it’s clearly an afterthought.

Thinking a simple, clean line desk, and a really pretty patterned cozy chair.  No office swirly chairs. UGG-LEEEE.

♔ Kimmie.L

Welcome and Brief Introduction

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Welcome! This is definitely the beginning of an interesting blog! I have had the opportunity to create many blogs in the past, however I soon lost touch and interest in writing as school got the best of me. Since then, I’ve graduated last May (2010), and have been working as a full-time RN ever since (But I’ll get into that later on).  I’ve decided to recreate a whole new blog; and using a different site for blogging.  I decided now was the best time to create a new blog because recently someone asked me what my hobbies are; and I was not able to clearly define what it is I do *besides* work… and that’s sad.

I also plan on not divulging too much of my personal life on this blog, as it will be public so everyone is free to read it. Perhaps that is why my other blogs failed and I got disinterested in them; I’m not an overly exuberant person, so possibly telling the entire www (worldwideweb) about the happenings in my life is not a great idea.

I think what I am trying to get at here is that this blog will pretty much be free-range for me. I studied Esthetics before I started Nursing (don’t worry; my background I will brief you on later!). For this reason, esthetics and anything related to beauty holds a huge part of my interest. Who doesn’t love being a girly-girl? Heels, dresses, jewellry, getting your hair done….

The only thing I ask of you, the readers, is to keep an open-mind at all times. I am not limiting myself to one specfic area to blog about; so be aware of your expections!

 ♔ Kimmie.L