Monday, August 30, 2010


I survived the first week of school. The pressure is definitely on. I received an email from the school that my class should start applying for our nursing license at this time. I'm just trying to get through the semester and now I have to start applying for my license. 30 days before graduation, I have register to take the Nclex. I also need to start thinking about a resume and where I want to apply for jobs. I'm always a nervous wreck at job interviews. I will get some practice when I interview for my bridge elective. I really hope I get to work in the newborn nursery. I love babies.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Here are some pictures of us from this summer. I'm so bummed summer break is over. This is my last summer as a full time student so I will more than likely be working every summer from now on. I'm going to start a vacation fund when I start working so I can do fun stuff with the boys with my time off.


Monday, August 16, 2010

My last semester of nursing school

I start my 4th semester of nursing school with practice labs tomorrow and Wednesday. I'm really looking forward to graduating in December but I'm sad to see the summer end.

I had a great summer with the boys. I had a great trip to Vegas with Stacey and Elicia. I can't wait until our next trip together. I'm really hoping it will be in NYC next year. I've been bitten by the traveling bug. I have so many trips that I want to take.

The trip to South Carolina was also awesome. Terry's family is great and I wish we lived closer together. Aidan is now in love with airplanes. He really handled flying really well. I look forward to seeing them again soon.

Today was Andrew's first day of middle school. There's no way I'm old enough to be the mother of a 6th grader. When did this happen? He's such a good student. He almost had straight A's last year. Right now, he's saying he wants to be a doctor. More than anything, I want him to be happy.

Here is a picture of Terry, Aidan, and I at his father's house in South Carolina.


Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm officially a 4th semester nursing student!!

I finished my 3rd semester of nursing school with an A in OB and Bs in Pediatrics and Management. I'm now officially considered a 4th semester student. I'm already registered for classes in the fall.

I also got accepted into a bridge co
urse in the fall. For 1 credit hour, I have to do 45 hours of clinical time. We get to choose our top 3 choices. Mine are newborn nursery, L&D, and NICU.

I'm looking forward to my summer break
. Here is a picture of my OB clinical group.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

The passing of time

I can't believe that I'm only a week away from finishing my 3rd semester of nursing school. I remember thinking how far away my Bachelor's degree seemed from reality.I'm glad I didn't keep that from stopping me. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. There's so many things I want from life and I know having my nursing degree is the first step to achieving all those things.

The boys are also growing up so fas
t. I am looking forward to spending my last summer as a full time student just hanging with them and doing some traveling.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Current pics of my boys.

Finals next week

So I don't know how I survived this semester but I did. Thursday is the last day of class and Friday we have some testing to do over Pharm class. I have finals Mon thru Wed of next week. I really need to study for them. I can't believe how hard it is to study with Aidan around. Part of it is that I just want to enjoy him and not have to worry about school. Another part is that he just doesn't like to be ignored. I found a babysitter for him for when I need to go to class or study but now I'm kind of freaking out about leaving him with someone that's not family. I know it has to be done. Especially, since my summer classes start at the end of May and they are everyday for 3 weeks.

So I know I'm biased but isn't he just the cutest?


Thursday, January 1, 2009

A little about me...

Hello, my name is Kazmin. I'm 33 years old. I have two boys. My oldest is 9 years old and his name is Andrew. The youngest will be 8 weeks old tomorrow and his name is Aidan. I live with my mother and 11 year old sister. My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in together at the beginning of the summer.

I was just accepted to nursing school at UT of Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. I will graduate at the end of next year with a bachelor's in nursing. It has been a sacrifice getting to this point since I have not worked in two years and will not be able to work for the next two years. I believe it will be worth it when I'm done, though.

Andrew has ADHD and can be a handful at times. I recognized a lot of his behavior problems in myself as well. I went and got tested and was diagnosed with ADD about 3 years ago. This explained a lot of my behavior in the past. One of them being why I couldn't concentrate on school long enough to finish. Now that I'm on medication I have been able to complete 2 years of full time classes and plan on doing two more years of nursing classes.

Well, that's it for now. Aidan just woke up so I have to attend to him.