Saturday, June 28, 2008
Lost Coast KC Show
I know I've been a BAD blogger but lately I've been flying by the seat of my pants. After my girlfriend had her baby and I did some of my own post graduation celebrating, I finally buckled down and studied for the NCLEX-RN (the test that we nurses have to take to obtain our official license). I finally went down to Sacramento last Tuesday for the test on Wednesday. The test itself was utter hell. I ended up having to take the full exam - 265 questions, which took me 5 and a half hours. After about the third hour, I had completely lost my momentum and was tired, hungry and cranky- I really didn't even care at that point if I passed, I mean there was a part of my that felt that if I failed then I could at least have some more time to be selfish over the summer and do as I pleased (since you can only take the exam every 90 days in California). After the exam was FINALLY over, I had a bad feeling and left feeling bitter and kinda like a failure. At least I had a dog show to take my mind off things.
So this morning as I was frantically getting all my odds and ends together prior to heading south to Ferndale, I decided to check the BRN website and when I punched in my name- there I appeared Anne C Jeffrey RN!!!!!!!!!! Whooooo-hoooo! I never have to take that dreaded test again and now I'm officially a nurse- exciting and kinda scary! I went off to the show feeling like I was on cloud nine. I still can't even believe it. I begin work July 15'th after a week in the midwest- kinda wish I was going somewhere better- like Hawaii, or maybe Bali- oh well Indiana it is ;-)
I really don't have much to report on the show except that I had a great photographer there and he got some wonderful shots that I wanted to share. One of the nice things about a local show is that your friends show up and you then have a cheering squad including a personal photographer! Ash took BOS, and it was an interesting experience going into the breed ring, kinda like before only less hoops to jump through. He was a good boy today, although he wants to check out the hot females behind him all the time, we'll see how tomarrow goes.