Monday, April 21, 2014

What I plan on doing after Graduation

As most of you know (I think I've mentioned it twice in the last week - and I don't know how many times in the last year) I'm currently back in school after getting my LPN license in 2012. I've been in school a year and I will graduate May 7th but my last final is actually THIS THURSDAY (and I'm taking one today - wish me luck). 

Ever since I went back to school (and especially this last semester) I've been short on free time. Sure, I've had a few weekends where I was able to slip away for a friend's bachelorette party or go biking with Derek or sneak away to the beach, but for the most part, it's been balls to the wall studying, precepting, going to clinicals, classwork, presentations, papers, you probably get the point. Oh, and I've also been working as a nurse the whole time too. 

So while I've been in school, I kind of started a running list of all the things I want to start doing after I graduate (and before I start grad school) when "free time" will be a real thing again.

+ Take piano lessons. Yes, I know it can be hard for an adult to learn music, but it's always been something I've wanted to do, but I never got around to. 

+ Try new workouts like hot yoga or a Barre class. Or even Zumba. Being that my schedule is so restricted, I am always busy during the times these classes are offered and I have to stick to solo workouts and cardio. I'm ready for a change!

+ Go on vacation. This on is actually conveniently already planned for me. Derek's mom and all of her sisters have booked a huge (11 bedroom) condo in central Florida (near Orlando) for 10 days and I couldn't be more excited. At the top of my list of things to do are (1) go to Harry Potter world - duh, and (2) drink around the world at Epcot. If you have any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

+ Get back into the swing of blogging. I have missed this space so much! Mainly I have missed having the time to read all of my favorite blogs and respond to all of my readers' comments. I promise I'm not ignoring you all!

+ Do some DIYing. Like this pallet frame or some pretty painted canvas quotes.

+ Buy a house. This should really be number one on my list and it is definitely the most important! 

What are a few things you'd like to do if you had the extra time?


JumpingJE said...

Congrats on finishing school! I love your list and can't wait to see which ones you tackle first!

Claire @ Refining Bliss said...

Congrats on graduating! I finish next year, and I've already started thinking of things I'd like to do with my spare time. I took piano lessons as a kid, but I'd really like to get back into it! Looking forward to hearing about your progress :)

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brooke lyn said...

jealous of your vaca! and good luck on your last 2 finals.

Cece said...

Good luck on finals!! My dad is in his 60's and just started taking Piano lessons. He's always wanted to and has the time now that he's retired. It's never too late!

Amber Thomas said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE let's have celebratory, virtual mimosas to celebrate youuuuu and your educated self!!!!

Autumn @ The Unreal Life said...

I hear ya girlfriend. When I am done with school, all those things are happening again. I NEVER HAVE TIME FOR HOBBIES ANYMORE...WHAT WERE THOSE AGAIN?

Jamie Vespa said...

Good luck on your finals! You've got this!! I'd love to go on a vacation. Which I will in October for my honeymoon, but it's going to be a long six months waiting for that!

Elizabeth Than said...

Have fun planning that vacation! I love to plan and look forward to one right after graduation. Hehe.

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Yay!!! Such fun plans :-) Hot yoga and barre are both challenging but FUN. You will love them both (and hate them at the same time).

alyssa said...

Congratulations on nearing the end of this chapter! This list sounds great. I hope to read about all these adventures here! Good luck on your last exams :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! I bet you are so excited to tackle all those things on your list - so jealous you'll be going to FL!

Kayla MKOY said...

I love the thought of making a list of stuff you want to do when you finally have free time :) go you!!! You're so close!!

Corie said...

I remember making a very similar list last year when I graduated with my Bachelors! The free time has been amazing this year :)

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