10 Thoughts You've Probably Had During A Hot Bath

10 Thoughts You've Probably Had During A Hot Bath

Let's be honest: baths are kind of overrated.
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Have you ever been looking forward to a bath all day, only to get in and realize, as much as you hate to admit it, it's really not all that great? I have, pretty much every time. Maybe it's just because I'm a very anxious person and have a hard time relaxing, but every time I take a bath, I inevitably have most, if not all, of these thoughts.

1. This is going to be so relaxing!

Warm, sudsy water? Check. Magazine? Check, but I don't really feel like holding it up to actually read it. Phone off and away? No, this is a bath, not a form of torture.

2. Now what?

OK, I've been sitting here for five minutes flipping through my magazine and I'm starting to get bored. Also, the water is getting cold and this is honestly not as great as they make it look on TV and in the movies.

3. There's soap scum everywhere.

How?! I just scrubbed this tub last week!

4. Was that a text?

I know this is supposed to be my time to relax and 'disconnect' but I can't remember if that was my text or email notification noise. I'll just take a quick peek, I won't answer anyone...

5. This water is probably filthy.

I guess at the end of this bath I should rinse off and take a shower because technically I'm just sitting in my own dirty water now, right? But then what was the point of the bath?

6. This is actually super stressful.

I thought this was supposed to be relaxing, but all I can think about is how I don't think I'm doing this right and now I'm just stressing out about how I shouldn't be stressing out.

7. Where is my damn towel?


How did I forget to bring a towel? Now I have to make a mad dash to the linen closet and face the freezing cold air outside the tub.

8. Eh, shaving's out.

The little bits of stubble will just go to the bottom of the tub and sit there and that's gross, so I think I'll just skip shaving. Again.

9. What was that noise?

I know I just heard a noise. I'm pretty sure I locked the front door but now I'm second-guessing myself and I don't want to be attacked in my tub, with a week's worth of stubble on my legs.

10. I prefer showers, sorry not sorry.

This really wasn't relaxing, it was torture trying not to look at my phone, I don't feel clean, and all this peace and quiet is freaking me out and making me overthink everything. I'll stick to showers.

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To All The Nurses In The Making

We tell ourselves that one day it'll all pay off, but will it actually?
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I bet you’re taking a break from studying right now just to read this, aren’t you? Either at the library with friends or in your dorm room. Wherever you may be, you never get the chance to put your books down, at least that’s how it feels to most of us. It sucks feeling like you’ve chosen the hardest major in the world, especially when you see other students barely spending any time studying or doing school work. The exclamation “You’re still here!” is an all too frequent expression from fellow students after recognizing that you’ve spent 10-plus hours in the library. At first it didn’t seem so bad and you told yourself, “This isn’t so difficult, I can handle it,” but fast-forward a few months and you’re questioning if this is really what you want to do with your life.

You can’t keep track of the amount of mental breakdowns you’ve had, how much coffee you’ve consumed, or how many times you’ve called your mom to tell her that you’re dropping out. Nursing is no joke. Half the time it makes you want to go back and change your major, and the other half reminds you why you want to do this, and that is what gets you through it. The thing about being a nursing major is that despite all the difficult exams, labs and overwhelming hours of studying you do, you know that someday you might be the reason someone lives, and you can’t give up on that purpose. We all have our own reasons why we chose nursing -- everyone in your family is a nurse, it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, you’re good at it, or like me, you want to give back to what was given to you. Regardless of what your reasoning is, we all take the same classes, deal with the same professors, and we all have our moments.

I’ve found that groups of students in the same nursing program are like a big family who are unconditionally supportive of each other and offer advice when it’s needed the most. We think that every other college student around us has it so easy, but we know that is not necessarily true. Every major can prove difficult; we’re just a little harder on ourselves. Whenever you feel overwhelmed with your school work and you want to give up, give yourself a minute to imagine where you’ll be in five years -- somewhere in a hospital, taking vitals, and explaining to a patient that everything will be OK. Everything will be worth what we are going through to get to that exact moment.

Remember that the stress and worry about not getting at least a B+ on your anatomy exam is just a small blip of time in our journey; the hours and dedication suck, and it’s those moments that weed us out. Even our advisors tell us that it’s not easy, and they remind us to come up with a back-up plan. Well, I say that if you truly want to be a nurse one day, you must put in your dedication and hard work, study your ass off, stay organized, and you WILL become the nurse you’ve always wanted to be. Don’t let someone discourage you when they relent about how hard nursing is. Take it as motivation to show them that yeah, it is hard, but you know what, I made it through.

With everything you do, give 110 percent and never give up on yourself. If nursing is something that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life, stick with it and remember the lives you will be impacting someday.

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I'm The Girl Who'll Never See Eye-To-Bleary-Eye With Mornings OR Morning People

Mornings suck... or do I suck at mornings? But, lets be honest, no one likes the sound of their alarm in the morning.

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7:10 a.m... BEEP BEEP BEEP... my alarm goes off for my 7:30 a.m. shift.

*Hits snooze*

7:15 a.m... BEEP BEEP BEEP... my alarm goes off again. In my head "It takes me about 10 minutes to drive to work, so I guess that it means it is time to drag myself out of bed."

I know this is not just because my customers will not walk through the door with a smile and happy comments unless they have had at least two cups of coffee.

So, why do we do this to ourselves?

I mean yeah, there are some people who are exceptions and actually like and thrive in the morning but most people my age have a rough time in the morning. They even tell you going into college, "Don't schedule an 8 a.m. because you will never go." Sometimes it is even hard for me to get out of bed for an 11 a.m.

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On a normal day:

When 7:30 a.m. hits, I look at the clock and realize I still have a few hours left and curl up in my blanket for some more pillow time.

At 9:00 a.m. my internal alarm goes off; as much as I hate that my body won't let me sleep anymore, it is better than that obnoxious beeping sound that I dread.

Then, at 9:30 a.m. I have had at least one cup of coffee, two if I am on my A-game.

Finally, at 11:00 a.m. I am fully functioning but still, on some days you might catch me with a sour look on my face because I still do not want to be up.

Is this all just me? Or is it the majority of people... the world may never know. All I know is that morning sucks and I have no idea why they are even a thing.

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