Friday, December 17, 2010

Success!!!!

Woo hooo!!! Yesterday marked a huge milestone for me. I graduated from my MSN program back in 2003 and FINALLY decided that I really needed to get around to taking my licensing exam back in like January or something like that. So, I studied like crazy over the past several months and finally took my exam yesterday. AND I PASSED!!! YAY!!!! As soon as I found out I immediately started crying at the poor girl's desk that told me. Man, what a stress reliever! I am now, officially, a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner! I guess that means that I am smarter today than I was yesterday - haha!!

I was trying to do everything "by the book" the day before the exam. I didn't study too much, no new information - review only, I ate light meals, drank plenty of water, no alcohol, had a relaxing evening, went to bed at a decent hour, took a melatonin so I would get a good night's sleep, etc. BUT...........................ah, the joys of living in an apartment with a bunch of college kids.

Apparently Wednesday night was a BIG party night. Yeah. There were a bunch of kids partying in the building right across from ours and in the parking lot right in front of our window (oh how I wish we didn't have an apartment that faced the parking lot). They were up making all kinds of noise (screaming, yelling, hooting, hollering, blowing ridiculous horns) until 3AM!!!! We called the police, we called the resource officer at the apartment and Wayne went out there and used some "choice words" to try and shut them up. Needless to say, I didn't get one wink of sleep until after 3AM. I was NOT a happy camper.

I woke up feeling all shaky and had a headache from not sleeping but Wayne helped me with some relaxation and we went for a walk in the rain before we left so that helped. The roads were so bad in Atlanta the night before (really bad ice and over 1000 accidents on Wednesday night!!) that 285 was still packed with people at 11AM! Ah......gotta love 285.

But, despite all of that, I PASSED and we came back to Blue Ridge and I had a very nice restful and quiet sleep last night. AND I didn't have to get up at 6AM to study like I have been doing every morning for the past month or so. Yay!! Only the coyotes woke us up at 3AM with their "singing". But that's OK. It was short lived! :)

Have a great weekend and holiday everyone!!!! We leave on Sunday for our Florida vacation so you probably won't hear from me until we get back. I'm not even taking the laptop with me!!!

Please don't forget that TODAY is the last day you can buy bowls for them to go out before we leave. Also, in a couple of days, Only Ewe and Cotton Too is going to have a bunch of new Knit Witch yarn so watch for that! I want to try and put up some pictures of it so that you can call and order it if you like but I'm not sure I'll get around to all the pictures before we leave. We'll see.

12 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Congratulations!! So does that mean you have F.N.P after your name? Or is that not how it works?

Knit Witch said...

YEP! The official initials are Brittany M. Newberry, MSN, MPH, RN, APRN, FNP-BC.

Owl Chick said...

Congratulations! You'll need longer and skinnier business cards to keep track of all those initials after your name, huh? :)

Ellen said...

Congrats! Happy Holidays!

Warlock said...

Her after name accolades are longer than her name! She says she has been getting up at 6 to study for a month. More like MONTHS and I am so glad to have my wife back! I am so very proud of you Brittany M Newberry. So very thankful we found each other in this crazy and chaotic world! I love you!

Knit Witch said...

Ditto Mr. Man! I love you bunches!!!! You are the best husband I could ever ask for! :)

moevans said...

Congratulations! That's a lot of initials after your name and I know you earned every one of them! Great job! Enjoy your Florida trip and if you get a few days, head over this way. You have a place to stay and a shop to hang out in.

evilsciencechick said...

"Wayne helped me with some relaxation"

I'll BET he did *wink wink, nudge nuge*

Congrats on your success! :)

Turtle said...

huge congrats!

Knit Witch said...

Not THAT kind of relaxation! Sheesh!!!

(That came later)!! :)

LittleWit said...

Congratulations! That's awesome :)

Jane said...

Yay! That's fabulous news. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.