A Day in Life as an EMT Basic

Currently, I’m working towards to get state certify as an EMT basic. It’s a lot of work and studying, I actually have fun in lab because my instructor makes it fun. And as part of the course grade, we have to attend clinical rotations. Great, is all I can tell myself because that’s one thing that I didn’t actually think we’ll have to do. Of course, I should of know about it because it is a state course. Anyway I sign up for my first 24 hours clinical rotation a while back during my fall break. And as a new regulation we need at least 5 patients contact, I only need one more and will be going back for 12 more hours this coming Friday and the following Friday.

Growing up watching hospital soap operas or movies always make the work seems to fascinating, but really it’s not like that at all. My very first day as at clinical was awful, actually all three days were awful. I was just kind of like thrown into a truck and very confuse. I didn’t know when it was my preceptor’s turn to go out for a call. I asked the first day but of course the guy only told me I’ll know when my preceptor is going because they all take turn receiving call. Actually, I was really intimidated because as soon as I walk in no one didn’t really seem to care about my presence except for a few paramedics. I don’t know if that’s really the nature of paramedics since they don’t get paid at all for doing this, but really I just wanted to go home.
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Letters not send, #3

Dear the Guy at the hiring event somewhere in NC,

Although, I remember your name I prefer to no use your name but rather simply refer you as the guy. And though, I was part of the hiring event I prefer to leave the city unknown.

This morning as I walk in for the hire event, as of course I volunteer to help being part of the company from your brother store an hour away, I couldn’t help but listened to you ridiculing an interviewee from the previous day. Though, you may have not been ridiculing her in my ears and eyes you were. The way you said out loud ” I don’t understand why you would want to work at a retail store especially when you have a bachelor degree in biology. I mean why would you want to work for a retail store?” Although, it sounded like any typical question, your tone and attitude were not. It sounded as if you were looking down on her, on me, my friends and family.

It wasn’t until I spoke up and you looked surprised and everyone around look at me. And then you asked me about my own education background. In fact, I had more to say to you, more to say to everyone that were present. And more to say to people like you who question young people with high degrees. Continue reading “Letters not send, #3”

365 Days Journaling: To College Students

Dear College Students,

And even for those that have been in college for more than a semester, right now this moment you are probably thinking to yourself that you are reading the most stupid article or letter ever on planet Earth. And, yes you may be right. However, I don’t blame you if you don’t even finish reading this because some way you will survive college without having to know everything. In fact, life is an adventure. Though, do keep in my mind that I’m not here to educate about college or your life decisions. In fact, I’m just here to say “hey have fun in college.” Surely, whether you decide to go clubbing on Thursday’s nights or not does not affect me. I can sure care less about you because I have my own mess to handle.

However, if you happened to make it this far then maybe you are interested in what I have to share with you. It’s really nothing much at all. While you are in college you may start to have doubts if you really are sure about majoring in psychology or biology. Through tough times, you will begin to complain “I should have majored in something else” and you know maybe that little thought is right, but it can also be wrong. It all depends on how well you persevere. And, if at the end it does turn out that you have another passion or the first field you study wasn’t for you, it’s okay to explore another field. Another degree doesn’t hurt anyone. It takes time, some of us longer than others, to find who we really are.

Even if you decide to drop out halfway due to financial problems, poor grades, or personal obstacles that do not make you a sore loser. You just had little problems here and there that got in the way. Additionally, if you get embarrassed in front of your friends and colleagues because they earned their degree and you haven’t then there is no reason to be embarrassed. You can always get it at a later time.  Yes, there will be pressured and stressed, but within all those pressured and stress are tiny strings of happiness that will soon come to you that you probably never realized before.

Going to college, you just don’t learn about your subject but you also grow as a person. Learn from past mistakes and bad decisions. I mean sometimes bad decisions or unexpected decisions lead us to something greater and more meaningful. So, while you are in college you really are actually doing more than just studying and taking tests. You are searching for you.

So to all the people who made it this far reading the nonsense I typed all I have to say for you is to have fun in college, spend 75% studying and 25% having your definition of fun. Oh and good luck on your first semester of college.

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