“I feel like I spend a lot more time thinking about school than I do the coffee shop. But they're interlaced, in a way, because I always study where I work, and when I go in to study I end up working a little bit, too. School, to me, looks like a lot of work that I don't necessarily want to do, like certain assignments and papers, in order to get to what I'm actually excited to do, which is anything clinically. Oddly enough, I haven't been as stressed about nursing school as I thought I would be. It's a lot of work, but it's definitely been doable after a good amount of time management.
Clinicals are a chance to actually practice and observe the theory you've been studying during lecture. I enjoy them over lectures because I'm more of a hands-on learner, and also because it gives me a chance to practice what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my working life.
I eventually want to open up my own coffee shop, hopefully somewhere within walking distance of my church so it can be part of a ministry there on Saturdays. If nothing were to go wrong, I'd want it running as a business during the week, but running as a non-profit on Saturday, where all the proceeds go toward the church. That would be something i wouldn't mind doing until the day I die. I'd want for it to be a specialty coffee shop. I'd want there to be actual employees working there everyday except for Saturday, and then on Saturday have volunteers work there during church hours.”