Free Association Friday Course Reflection Symptom

Science World and Seawall

Hi all! Happy Friday! It’s Friday again and today we’ll be doing things a little differently. Today I’ll be reflecting on some things. Yesterday I took a class called PN1001 Professional Practice 1. At the moment, I’m still unsure what the course holds and what the course will be like. Admittedly I am a bit confused about all the courses I’m taking. There’s a bunch of them and from just an initial glimpse they all seem to cover the same thing. Well with the exception of Pharmacology. That one sticks out like a sore thumb. Well, although I may not know exactly what’s going on right now, I do know that I’d like to learn more about professional practices in nursing and what they do and how they do it. There’s a really good series on the Knowledge Network called Emergency Room. http://er.knowledge.ca/watch-episodes/ I watched the series (it’s only like six episodes) last year I believe. It showcases what ER teams and staff have to do and deal with. The staff, especially the nurses, due to the nature of the ER, have limited time to create a rapport with the patients and provide a safe and trusting environment. And I think that that’s really important in nursing. Being able to provide support, care, trust and safety to all patients is paramount. That’s what I hope to get out of this course. I’m a little awkward with people and I know that. It’s a weakness I’m slowly working on improving; maintaining eye contact, body language such as not crossing my arms, and having a friendly tone of voice. These subtle things make the difference in being able to establish a sense of trust in patients. Anyway, that’s all I want to say for now. I don’t know what’s in store for me in this course but I’ve outlined some of the things I want to get out of it; some goals and targets to set my sights on.

This week was a hectic week, lots of new courses started up; introductions to courses and course material. There are papers to write. Hopefully I can get a head start on them and write them as soon as possible. Tomorrow I have to spend the whole day at another school campus doing a FoodSafe Level 1 course; it runs from 9am to 6pm. That’s quite a long day and the whole day will be gone. But I do hope to capitalize on whatever time I have left to start working on these papers, such as outlining basic ideas and looking for resources. I don’t want to be stressing out at the last minute and panicking. Now on a completely different side of things, instead of school let’s talk about gaming! I recently started getting back into Diablo 3. Boy is it different than what I remember it to be. They got rid of the Auction House and introduced clans and added different gameplays to the game. This is all probably old news, but it’s new news to me so bear with me while I relearn the game. My characters have horrible items and so they’re all really squishy, but I’m working on making them less squishy. Problem is, I have school and I can’t let my grades slip. I have to maintain them. But at the same time, I need me time. Personal time. I need to find a balance between school and personal life. I can’t have one completely consume the other and take over everything in my life. I need to find time to enjoy life and find time to study and do well in school. So a balance is needed. It doesn’t necessarily need to be equal in hours, like say if I did four hours of study that doesn’t mean I have to do four hours of gaming. Maybe only an hour of gaming is enough. Actually, an hour of gaming is a lot! You can get a lot done in an hour, especially when you’re doing a run with some very powerful clan mates. They just carry you through the entire run and you just try your best to stick around, gain some experience and not die a bunch of times. Oh and loot. You can’t forget about looting. Mooching off your friends. Most of the time you don’t get very good items but there are the random moments when you find a really good item and it makes it so much fun.

Do not be afraid.
I am here.
Do not be afraid.
I will comfort you.
Do not be afraid.
I will bring you light.
Do not be afraid.
I will soothe you.
Do not be afraid.
I will lead you.
Do not be afraid.
I will guide you.
Do not be afraid.
I will wrap my arms around you.
Do not be afraid.
I will whisper to you words of wisdom.
Do not be afraid.
I am prepared.
Do not be afraid.
I will conquer for you your fears.
Do not be afraid.
I have seen the wheel of time.
Do not be afraid.
I will bring you life.
Do not be afraid.
I am here.
I have heard your call.
Desperate.
Exhausted.
Despairing.
I am here.
Today we have more photos from the Creekside area around the Olympic Village. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Science World and Seawall

Science World and Seawall

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