3000 words

First of all… I apologise for that close up of my face.
Second, I apologise for being absent. I am currently working on an assignment that is draining the life out of me. 3000 words of blah.

Here is the topic of which I have to write about…

Critically discuss the challenges that may be encountered by the new graduate nurse/ midwife in one of the following areas within this domain:

1. Practicing within an evidence-based framework
2. Participating in ongoing professional development of self and others
Provide strategies that would enable the new graduate nurse/midwife to meet the requirements of this aspect of the Critical Thinking and Analysis domain. Discussion of challenges and strategies must be supported by the literature.

 

Uni, I will be so glad to see the end of you.

Don’t know where those images are sourced, but they were on my facebook and made me chuckle. So relevant right now.

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Lest We Forget – ANZAC Day, 2014

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Here in Australia, and New Zealand, we are remembering all the fallen service men and women, all those who have fought to keep our country safe, and all those who are currently doing do.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and paying the ultimate sacrifice.

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My younger brother, and my grandfather are serving, and served in the Australian Army.

I am always thankful for them.

So, today, April 25th 2014; we remember you all.

Photo: weekendnotes.com

The World’s Best Mom

This brought me to tears. So emotive, and heart felt. Thank you for sharing your story. ❤

Alive In You

That’s a lofty title, I know. And believe it or not, I know her. Even more amazing (to me) is that I’m married to her.

One might think the world’s best mom would be someone with years of motherly experience and a number of kids — someone who has been doing it for a long time. My wife, Katie, doesn’t come close to qualifying under those terms. You see, we’re new parents. Our first son, Randol Thomas, was born on Thursday at 12:56 a.m. at the incredibly young gestational age of 25 weeks and 4 days. That happy moment had a sad ending when our baby boy lost his life later that morning at 5:20 a.m. after struggling for hours to try and breathe with what we knew were severely underdeveloped lungs — something we knew would be an issue after my wife’s water broke at just 18 weeks.

So how could…

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2nd nomination

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Since I have already done my round, I thought I would answer the questions asked by Waiting in Sunshine
Thank you for the nomination 🙂 xx

Questions:
Where was your favorite vacation? well we went to New Zealand when I was nearly 2 but I don’t remember it. Since then we haven’t been on any holidays, but I really enjoyed the weekend M and I spent in Adelaide.
Guilty pleasure? Old Jamaican rum and rasin chocolate, online shopping (when I can afford it)
Favorite romantic movie? dear john. And the book made me cry too.
Favorite comedy movie? hmmm death at a funeral (uk)
What gives you peace (physical object/location/person)? my Bears of Hope bear, being outside in the sun, the beach
Big pet peeve? cutting me off in conversation, lying, treating me like I’m an idiot.
What’s something on your bucket list that you have done? tattoos
Favorite band/song right now? foo fighters
Favorite piece of clothing/jewelry? clothing – blazer. Jewelry – all my jewelry for my son.
What are you most proud of yourself for? not giving in. My education.
Where were you born? Geelong, Australia.