I talk about my family a lot. :) I'm a very proud daughter and older sister. But, I ask you, how can I help it, when they are such cool and unique people!?!
The other day, while I was skyping with Shorty, I decided to ask her a few questions about life for her these days, and thought I'd share them with you. She's of course, given her lovely and willing consent. :) (My questions are in red!)
This is she. My youngest sister. She's in her second year of nursing school in Kansas and in my unbiased opinion, the best nurse in training.
What is the most exciting thing you've recently learned in nursing?
Hmmm. Probably that sudden infant death syndrome is most common in the second and fourth month of life. It’s really sad! AND the correct terminology for “goose bumps” is “arrector pili”.
Can you use it in a sentence?
When Erika walked outside without a jacket, her arrector pili were engaged at 90 degrees.
What is your most boring class?
Pharmacology. It’s all about different drugs and they all kind of run together… and it’s not very interesting.
(I hope my teacher doesn’t read your blog!)
What are you most looking forward to this week?
Going to the perk to get my last “very vanilla latte with whipped cream” before I give up coffee for lent. So I’m very much going to enjoy that cup of coffee.
What were your 2 exams in this week?
Nursing and Pharmacology
Hmm… isn’t nursing what you’re studying? Can you be a little more specific?
Cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders in children and health promotion in children and families.
Is it interesting?
What are the books you’re reading right now?
Eric Liddell’s biography
If you could eat with ANYONE dead or alive, what would you eat?
Rice and sauce, plantain, and African coke. Then have a rhubarb mulberry pie for dessert. Oh! And French baguette!
Did you make your bed this morning? :)
What are you most looking forward to in the month of May?
Seeing Melissa’s pretty face in real life. :) That’s a manipulative question.
What is something that is uniquely “Erika”?
I’m very symmetrical. If you would split me in half, I’d be exactly the same. I have matching freckles on both of my eyelids and on the front of both of my legs.
What’s your biggest fear in becoming a nurse?
Giving a patient the wrong medication.
What does it feel like to have your family live on 3 different continents?
Lonely at times, an excuse to travel, and having the privilege of telling people why we are on 3 different continents.
What is the most exciting thing you've done the past 2 days?
Angela and I ran in a thunderstorm and we almost got struck by lightning, but it was really thrilling and we’re both still alive!!!
If you could create an army out of any animal, what animal would you choose?
What are your plans after next year?
I have one of 3 options:
1. Get my bachelor’s in nursing
2. Take a year and live with Mom and Dad and do nursing in Niger
3. Get a job and start getting work experience.
Which one are you leaning more towards now?
NO idea! But I figure “no option is a bad option”
Give me one of your favorite Dad quotes.
“Remember T-mobile” (when Dad ("T" = Tom) was reassuring me that he'd always be available to come back to KS if I needed him or Mom; regardless of how far away they lived)
Top 5 current favorite songs:
1. Rain in Us (Starfield)
2. Beautiful (Phil Wickham)
4. Just the way you are (Bruno Mars)
5. Love like woe (Ready Set)
Thank you for letting me interview you Shorty! I love you much much and can't wait to see you in 2 months and a few days! :)