When I Grow Up. . .

when-i-grow-upThis week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I didn’t change what I wanted to do when I grew up much because I almost always knew what I want to do.

The very first thing that I wanted to do when I was in elementary school was to be a teacher. It seemed like something that I would enjoy. The older that I got though I knew there was no way that I would enjoy that job because having to deal with kids all day would drive me crazy.

The next thing I wanted to do was to be a veterinarian. I have always loved animals, and I thought it would be fun to work with them every day. I had a cousin that started going to school for this, and once she got to the surgery part of her training, she realized that she couldn’t do that. When I was thinking about it, I realized that I don’t think I could do that, and I also knew I would have a hard time putting the animals to sleep, so I knew I needed to figure something else out.

Once I was in high school, I knew that I wanted to be a nurse. After I had figured that out, I didn’t change my mind again. I grew up around quite a few people who were in the medical industry and knew that it was the job for me. When I was a senior I was in a health occupations class, and we had a Life Flight nurse come and speak with us, and I knew from the moment on that I want to work on Life Flight and work in an emergency room.

I started going to college for nursing, but I never finished. I was working in a nursing home where I hurt my back and because of that, I knew it was time to find something else to do because I knew I wouldn’t be happy being a nurse.

Once I was in the medical field, I knew that a big part of nurse’s jobs is paperwork, and that was one thing that never interested me. I realized that I didn’t want to be so far removed from patient care as nurses tend to be.

Once I hurt my back, I decided that I was going to get a job doing something entirely different, and I am now doing something I didn’t ever think I would enjoy, but it pays the bills so I will just keep working.

Those are the things I wanted to do when I was growing up.

What did you always want to be when you were younger?

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10 Reasons I Am Glad To Be Done With School

10 Reasons I Am Glad To Be Done With School

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number two which is: ten reasons I am glad to be done with school. I did write a post a few weeks ago about wanting to take classes, but I have zero desire to go back to school. Let’s get right into the ten reasons I don’t want to go back to school.

 

  1. The first reason I don’t want to go back to school is that I have no desire to be in the same classrooms as teenagers again.
  2. I don’t want to have to take tests anymore. I have always had test anxiety, so I don’t want ever to have to take tests again.
  3. I have no desire to have to do homework.
  4. I never had to study in high school, so when I got to college, I had no idea how you study. I still have no idea on how you are supposed to study so I am glad that I don’t have to try and figure it out now.
  5. Assigned reading-Buying books that you can’t afford and they won’t buy them back at the end of the year.
  6. Dealing with Teachers-I have never liked to deal with other people and having to deal with teachers always sucked. It is also hard in college because most professors write their books so if you don’t learn well from that teacher you are in a lot of trouble because you have to use their book. I had a biology professor at the University of Utah that if I had gone into his class not knowing anything, I would have failed because he taught so weird.
  7. Having to take certain classes even if they don’t interest you. I never got a degree because I didn’t want to take the P.E. classes or the art classes you have to take to graduate.
  8. Group projects-I was always was the person in the group that did most of the work because I wanted it done right. I also am not the kind of person who likes to leave things to the end.
  9. Working and going to school-Most days it is all I can do to go to work and back home so I have no idea how I would be able to work full-time and go to school even if I only went back part time.
  10. The amount of money it costs to go to school

Those are ten reasons that I am glad to be out of school. I am sure if I sat down long enough I could come up with another ten reasons I am happy to be out of school.

What is one reason that you are glad that you are out of school?

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight? – Writers Workshop

Why Can't I Lose Weight

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to be talking about a few reasons why I can’t lose weight. I know there a ton of reasons, but these are the ones that came to my mind first when I was writing this post. I also am well aware of what I am doing will cause me to gain weight or just make is so I can’t lose weight.

I had lost a ton of weight about six years or so ago, but I started a medication that made me put on tons of weight in a short period, and I haven’t lost all of it. Even though at times I have tried harder than other times I can’t see to get the weight off again. Here are a few reasons why I can’t lose weight.

  1. The first one is because I refuse to stop drinking Dr. Pepper. I have had to cut out so many other things out of my diet because of allergies or because of sensitivities to things like gluten. I know I would lose weight if I could do it out, but there is no way that will ever cut it out.
  2. The next reason is that I enjoy eating chips and fried foods. I love salty foods, and I would eat them for every meal if I could get away with it.
  3. Another is that I don’t work out, and I have the desire to start. I always say I can’t work out because of the Multiple Sclerosis, but it is just because I am lazy, and I don’t want to.
  4. I also know that I would lose weight if I had another job where I wasn’t sitting at a desk all day long and rarely leaving my desk. I used to help out in the warehouse when I was bored but because of the job I am training to do I am pretty much stuck at my desk all day.
  5. I also just sit around and watch tv on the weekends or read a book. For example, on Sunday I am lucky if I get over two thousand steps in. Most Sundays I only get about fifteen hundred steps. I know if I were more active I would lose weight. It also gets hard for me to do things because my sleep is terrible so by the time I get off work it is all I can do to go home take a bath and go to bed.

Those are five things that I know if I changed I would lose weight but as you can see I am not highly motivated to do any of them.

What is one reason you aren’t losing weight?

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9 Things I Would Rather Be Doing Today – Writer’s Workshop

9 Things I Would Rather Be Doing Today

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number two: which is nine things I would rather be doing today. Let’s see what the nine things are that come to my mind first.

  1. Reading Books-I would love to be able to read books that I get more control over when it comes to picking them out.
  2. Watching my favorite TV shows
  3. Binging on YouTube videos
  4. Shopping
  5. I would rather be on vacation
  6. Sleeping-I could sleep all day long because my body is tired during the day and it wants to stay awake all night long.
  7. Binge watching Netflix and Hulu
  8. Taking classes on website coding and design
  9. I would like just to sit and do nothing because at times there is nothing better than not having to do anything. I love not having to do anything at all.

Those are nine things I would rather be doing than being stuck at work. What is one thing you would rather be doing?

Here are the other prompts in case you want to join in:

1. If you could have any super mom power, what would it be?
2. List nine things you’d rather be doing today.
3. Talk about something you were allowed to do as a child that you will not allow your child to do.
4. Write a blog post the ends with the word: share
5. Your dream summer vacation.

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My Favorite Summer TV Shows- Writers Workshop

My Favorite Summer TV Shows

This week for the writer’s workshop I wanted to share a few of the TV shows that I am currently loving.  I always have the TV on in the background when I am home, and I have found a few good shows that I have been totally enjoying this summer.  Let’s get right to the shows I have been watching lately.

  • The first show that I have found and love watching is called Escaping Polygamy, and it is on A&E.   It airs on Sunday nights and ever since I found it I find myself binge watching it.  A few years ago I read all the books I could find that were written by women who escaped polygamy so I knew once I saw this show that I would love it, and I was right.
  • Another show I have been loving is The First 48 and it is also on A&E.  I am sure I have talked about this show before because I have watched it for years and I will even watch the episodes that I have already seen one hundred times because I find the show so interesting.
  • Another show that I am loving is Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.   I have watched this show pretty much since I have been blogging, and I can’t get enough of it.  There is another show on the Travel Channel that I enjoy, and that one is called The Dead Files.  I don’t watch it as much because it is at the same time as Lockup, so I usually end up watching Lockup, but I do enjoy it when I watch it.
  • The last one I wanted to talk about isn’t show but a channel.  It is called Investigation Discovery, and I will watch anything that is on that channel.  I can’t pick a favorite because as I am sure you can tell I love cop shows and things like that.

Those are a few of the shows that I am currently loving.  I have it on ID most of the time because I know I will enjoy any show that comes on.  What shows do you love that I should check out?

Here are all the prompts for this week’s writers workshop in case you want to join in.

1. Write a blog post in exactly eight lines.
2. Show us a summer sunset!
3. What five images paint a perfect picture of summer to you?  Put those five images together in a piece of writing.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: sticky
5. What are you watching? Share your favorite summer programming so far.
6. Your favorite summer view so far.

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8 Things I Love About My Freedom

8 Things I Love About My Freedom

This week’s for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number four which is: 8 Things I Love About My Freedom.  I chose to write about this one because I am so thankful that I live in the United States and even though there is so much chaos going on here right now I am still glad that we can voice our opinions. I don’t agree with the majority of the things happening, but at least we have the ability to say what we think even if it isn’t the most popular opinion. Let’s get on to the 8 things I love most about my freedom.

  1. The first thing I thankful for is as I said earlier we can speak our mind even if other people might not agree with us. I can’t imagine living in a country where if you say something the government doesn’t like you can be put in jail or even killed.
  2. I am thankful that I was able to graduate from high school and even go on to college.
  3. I am grateful that women can vote and that women can fun for public office. I think it is a great thing that women can run for president. (With that being said I don’t like Hillary Clinton at all and I wish that she wasn’t the first women to ever run for president.)
  4. I am thankful that women have equal rights to men. (I know that things could be so much better for women in this country but at least we are able to work and go to school. When in other countries you don’t have the option of working.)
  5. I am thankful that I live in a country where I can treat my Multiple Sclerosis so that I can work and still contribute to society.
  6. I am thankful that I live in a country where I chose my religion, and I am not forced to believe something that I may not agree with.
  7. I am thankful that I live in a country where we can help others when they have natural disasters’. I say this because it is great we can help, but I don’t agree with us always getting in the middle of everyone else’s wars.
  8. I am thankful for all of the soldiers that put their lives on the line so that I can have everything that I have.

Those are all of the things I love about my freedom.  I know there are other things that I am thankful for but those are the first eight things that came to mind when I was writing this post. I know that we have so many problems we need to work through and things we need to figure out in this country but we do have it so much better than so many other nations. I wish that instead of killing each other we would all work together to change the things that are wrong in our country. I am not going to say anything more about that because I have no idea how to fix the problems we have and I am sad about all the killing that has been going on these past few years.

What is one reason you are thankful for your freedom?

Here are all the prompts for this week in case you are interested in joining in.
1. Write a blog post inspired by the word: sparks
2. Tell about the worst sunburn you ever received. How did that happen?
3. Share something you learned in June.
4. We just celebrated America’s Independence. List 8 things you appreciate most about your freedom.
5. It’s hot, the kids are home and crazy, our pets are panting, the days are long…share your Summer Survival Tips.
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Top 10 Vacations I Want To Take-Writers Workshop

Top 10 Vacations I Want To Take

This week I wanted to write about ten vacations I want to take for the writer’s workshop.  Now when I say that there are places on this list that I don’t know if I will ever make it too because the thought of flying makes me super nervous.  Let’s get on to the list of places I would love to visit.

  1. New York City, New York-The first place I would like to explore is New York City.  I am sure after a few hours I would be overwhelmed by all the people, but I do think it is something that everyone to experience at least once in their life.
  2. Ireland-Six or so years ago I got into Celtic Thunder and because of that, I have wanted to go and explore Ireland.
  3. Yellowstone– I have been to Yellowstone so many times, and it is still one my favorite places to go on vacation.  I can’t get enough of it, and I hope that in the next few years I will be able to go back.  Even though I have been there so much, it changes so each time you go so even though I went a few years back I know will be totally different.
  4. Australia- I do have family that lives in Australia, and it is a place that I hope one day I can go and explore the entire country.
  5. England- I want to explore all of the historical sites and things like that.  There is so much history in Europe, and I hope that I can explore it all one day.
  6. Orlando, Florida-Last week I wrote that I want to go to Orlando so that I can go to all of the amusement parks that they have there.
  7. California- I want to go here because I want to visit all the amusement parks that they have.  I also would love to go to the San Diego zoo again because when we went there when I was younger it was raining so we didn’t get to see much because of the rain.
  8. Hawaii- I have always wanted to go to some place like Hawaii because I would love to live in a tropical environment because it seems nicer than Utah’s weather and I would love to live in a place where it doesn’t snow.
  9. Scotland- The reason I want to go here is the same reason I had for going to Ireland & England.  Europe is full of history and has tons of places I want to explore.
  10. Michigan- Back in 2003 my Grandma and I took a two-week vacation in Michigan and ever since then I have always wanted to go back and see what else I can find and see.  I can’t say enough good things about Michigan.  Everything about that state was amazing, and I hope I can go back one day soon.

Those are the ten places I would love to visit.  I have written a post like this before, and as I was looking back at that post, I realized that the places I wanted to haven’t changed in years.  If you want to check out that post, you can click here to read that post.  Where is one place you could love to visit?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writer’s workshop in case you want to join.
1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous June and write a poem or a blog post.
2. Create a summer playlist and share it.
3. Share a lesson you learned from your Father that still sticks with you to this day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: won
5. Share a side by side of your child’s first and last days of school. What has changed?
6. List 10 vacations you wouldn’t hate taking.
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7 Things I Would Rather Be Doing This Summer

7 Things I Would Rather Be Doing This Summer

I wish that I was a child again because I would love to have the whole summer free.  I hate that because I am an adult I get stuck having to work all summer long.  I think everyone should get a few weeks off each so we can do something fun.  If I did get a break, these are the seven things that I would rather be doing.

  1. I would love to go to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  It is one of my favorite places to go, and it changes all the time.  We used to go all the time when I was growing up, and it is something that I miss.  Even though when we went the last time, I couldn’t do some of the hikes and what not because of the MS.
  2. I would love to have two weeks off that I could do nothing but read. I would love to be able to pick a few books of my own or even read some of the ones I have found over the years but never had any time to read.  ( I might just take a break because I am dying to finish the 3rd book in the Divergent series.  I started it, but I haven’t had time to finish it, and I have to know how it ends lol.)
  3. I would love to go to a different country on vacation and get to meet new people and explore new places.
  4. I would love to go to Florida and go to all the parks that they have in Orlando.
  5. I would also like to take time off and catch up on all the movies I had missed over the past few years because I never have the time or energy to go and see them when they came out.
  6. I would love to be able to sit at home and do absolutely nothing all day long.
  7. I would also love just to get in the car and take a road trip somewhere.  I am a huge fan of taking road trips because I like to find and see new places.

Those are seven things I would rather do this summer instead of having to work all summer long.  What would you like to do if you could do anything you wanted to do?

I got the idea for this post from Mama Kat.  If you are looking for things to write about you can click here and get some great ideas.
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You Need A Timeout!!!!

Timeout

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number six which is: List 8 people, places, or things you’d like to give a timeout too.  I chose this one because it made me smile and I wish that I could put people in my life in time out.  There are quite a few things that I want to put in time out, so let’s just get on the list.

  1. The very first thing on this list has to be the people who have been working on getting our emails working at work.  We are at a week down, and there still is no end in sight.  I get that is can be hard at times but over a week just seems like someone isn’t doing their job.  I also can’t even imagine how much work and money we are losing because we aren’t receiving any emails. (They are up and working now.  I wrote this a few days ago and they weren’t working yet.)
  2. The next thing that needs a time out is the crazy spring weather in Utah.  It will go from freezing to 80 degrees and then back to freezing over two or three days.
  3. Stupid drivers are the next people that need a timeout.  I have had to commute for years now, and I have seen some crazy things like one lady curling her hair.  I want them all to be in timeout so that we make it to work safely without any stress.
  4. The next things that need a time out are the stupid birds that insist on eating the cat food that I put out for my stray cats at work.  It makes me so mad to see the birds eating all of the food that I bring for the cats so most of the day I leave the food inside until I see a cat waiting for it.
  5. The next people that need a time out is most of the men in my family because they just get on my nerves, and I would love to make them sit in the corner.
  6. Next, up I wish I could put my health insurance in time out because it sucks and doesn’t cover anything, so I am going to be upside down in medical debt again.
  7. I also would love to put some of the women that I work with in time out.  I have worked with the same group of men for almost years, and we were all hired by another company in January.  The new business has a ton of women working for them, and we all know that women tend to have drama, so I want to put them all in time out because I have no patience for drama or high school games.
  8. The very last thing that I would love to put in time out is Google.  I have a love-hate relationship with Google, so I want to put them in time out because I can.

Those are the eight things and people who need a time out.  I am sure I will think of more once this post is live so maybe I will make this post into a series of posts in the future.

What or who do you think needs a time out?

Here are all the other prompts for this week in case you want to pick one and join in:

1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous May and write a poem or a blog post.
2. You are given a part to act in a show you watch. Which show would you choose?
3. Share a lesson you learned from your Mother that still sticks with you to this day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: red.
5. Talk about your favorite social media platform and why you love it so much.
6. List eight people, places, or things you’d like to give a timeout to.

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Top 6 Places I Would Move Too-Writers Workshop

Top 6 Places I Would Move Too

This week I am going to write about number three which is: top 6 places I would move too if I could.  I chose this one because I have always hoped that I could move out of Utah and go somewhere else in the country.  Some of these are super precise and others I would be happy to live anywhere in the state.

1- San Diego-I have this one on here because it has pretty constant weather, and since I have Multiple Sclerosis it would be nice to be able to plan for what the weather will do from day to day.  In Utah, it is always just a guess and most days everyone is wrong.

2- Hawaii-Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise because it sounds just about perfect for me.

3- Michigan-My Grandma is from Michigan, and she and I went to visit her family, and I fell in love with the state, and it would love to move there and stay forever.

4- Florida-This one is just because of the warm weather but I know that most of the time I would hate living there because of how hot it does get, but I think in the long run I would like it more than here.

5- Chicago-I included this one because when I was in high school, I wanted to move to a huge city and work in the E.R. because I wanted to be a life flight nurse.

6- Colorado-I chose this one because it is super similar to where I grew up so I think I would like it there in the long run but I know I would hate the snow just as much as I do here.

Those are my top 6 places where would you move if you could?  I am sure once I post this I will think of other locations that I would love to move too.

All of the prompts for this week:

1. A moment you realized you were a grown up.
2. Write about something that brought you joy today.
3. You have to move away from your state in one month. List 6 destinations you wouldn’t mind relocating to.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Blossom.
5. Instagram fun! Share a photo you took with Instagram this week and tell us what you love about it.

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