Jun 12, 2017

i am a certified medical assistant

hi y'all!
many of you have been following my medical assistant schooling progress for the past 10 months.
saturday june 10th, i completed my entire MA program.  the past 10 months have slowly but surely flown by. i spent 9 months in school, and my last month working in a pediatric clinic and urgent care. the real world of healthcare is much different then the fun four hours of class. i enjoyed working in urgent care more than pediatric care- mainly because i got to see more interesting cases and got to do more there.

^^i had a surprise party waiting for me at my friends house on my last day. they blessed me with a cake and balloon/ dinner. so sweet. ^^

working in the real world  of healthcare was tough.
i saw many sad cases, many crazy people and had to be pushed from mentor to mentor, clinic to clinic. i had a really good experience at my clinic, but there was definitely difficult situations. i cried so much these past five weeks- before and after work, and on one occasion at work. it's not fun being branded as the STUDENT/NEWBIE and having to be taught things differently from every mentor. some people don't want a student around and have to deal with them- i get that. i made lots of mistakes, but i learned a lot. i had to hold back my tears when i was teased, or was being slow drawing up syringes or when i had to give shots to a newborn. i had to overlook mentors unloving behavior towards me, and just do my best. at the end of the day, i had to remind myself that i was doing the best i could- and i did.

i gave lots of shots, roomed patients, did all their vitals, cleaned out ears, swabbed throats, ran urine, charted, charted, charted, administered drugs, placed EKG leads, dealt with fussy/scared toddlers, did finger pokes etc. etc. etc.

the medical field is huge. love that i am in it. i am going to be pursuing work next month- hopefully i will find an urgent care i really like to work in.
i am hoping to go and get my LPN (licensed practitioner nurse) next year. in order to do that, i have to go get my CNA (certified nursing assistant) which is a degree below MA, but i have to get it to get into an LPN program. which is ok- it will give me more geriatric practice/training which will be cool.
i can't wait to continue my education.

here are a few pictures from my school days.
 ^^ as you can tell, i did not really enjoy the pig heart/lung lab^^
 ^^ my face!! XD XD XD^^
^^going through anatomy lab^^
 ^^me on my last day of school getting my MA pin from my wonderful teacher^^
 ^^me and my best school bud^^

Apr 9, 2017

why dressing your truth is important

Hi guys! I've hardly picked up my camera these past few months, so I don't have much of anything to share with you guys right now. I've been super busy with school, and I took my CMA National Exam last Friday and I passed! So happy to have that behind me-it was hard! 
Anyway, today I want to write about a subject that has been very important to me ever since I discovered it. 

^^it's free, quick and easy. after signing up it will take you to a series of videos explaining the 4 types.^^

For those of you who don't know what this program is, stop right now, click the above link and watch the free video courses-Now! 
Okay, great, now I can continue. So you've watched the videos, eh? What type did you type yourself as? Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me! 

^^always a lover of swings and summer^^

Before I get into everything, let me give you a little backstory: 

I grew up in the South, and had a a bunch of guy friends. I felt like I had to be a tomboy to appear tough and smart to others, mainly my guy friends. I wore a lot of dark colors, such as brown, black, navy blue, and gray. I convinced myself that colorful clothes, especially pink, made me look bad and seem "girly." I had a skewed perception of  what it meant to be "girly." To me, at the time, being "girly" meant you were a dumb blond who didn't want to get her hands dirty and was made fun of. When I started wearing a little bit of makeup, it was awkward because I felt like I was slamming the door on my "tomboy" self, and (heaven forbid) becoming a girly girl! 

^^I love how in these images, I am expressing my true nature, just not dressing it!^^

When I turned sixteen, I started getting more into fashion and makeup, and was slowly letting go of my tomboyish nature. I spent so much money on clothes that I initially liked, but would end up hating how I felt in them later, and then I would get rid of them. 
When I was seventeen, I got a job at a diner that required me to wear bold red T-shirts, and I would wear black, long-sleeved shirt underneath it. Later on, after leaving that job to move, I pulled the red work shirt out to wear, and I realized I hated how I felt in it. I'd never realized how it it didn't feel like me at all. 
^^I use to think that it was okay for me to wear black. I filled my closet with, even though I never felt good in it. As DYT teaches, only type 4s are "allowed" to wear black. I love how I'm expressing my true nature in this photo, but just not dressing it. ^^

Growing up I always wanted to have fun. Out of everyone in the family, I was the one who was always begging to go places, to do fun things, and to invite friends over.  I used to think this was an annoying and immature attribute about myself. I was always happy to go out, even if it was just to the grocery store! I still like just going to the grocery store, especially when my siblings and/or friends go with me, making it more fun!  
I see how, in a way, I was shaming this part of me for a while. I didn't want to invite friends over for a spell because I was scared that I was annoying them with my constant invitations for fun things. I felt like nobody would ever believe that I was smart or that could get things done or that I could be serious because I was and am more fun and bubbly. 

Two years ago, some friends of mine discovered DYT. My friend, Annie, told me all about it and told me that we were type 1s. I didn't do any research at first, I had just agreed with Annie because everything she said about type 1s resonated with me. 

Only a short time later, I began doing a lot of research and studying DYT. Me and Annie started "typing" all of our friends and family- we got a lot wrong at first because we were just basing our belief off of a personality. DYT is NOT a personality test. 

[  I AM A TYPE 1  ]

Fun is my motivation, gathering people together is my favorite, I love bright colors, I move randomly and buoyantly, and I constantly have new ideas. I am bubbly, adventurous, excited, optimistic, warm, outgoing, random, bouncy, loud, extroverted, and happy. 
I am confident in my assessment of me being a type 1. My secondary type is 3 (very strong 3!). My closet is filled with T1 and T3 clothes- depending on my mood I dress accordingly to either one. I relate the least with type 4, not much of any 4 in me. My type 2 side is very close with my 3, but I lead with strong 1/3 energy. 

Learning this was so freeing and validating;  I have no problem with dressing up girly now, or wearing makeup, jewelry, or wearing pink! I almost only wear pink now! I have come to love that I love fun now, and don't try to shut that down about me anymore. 

It's been a couple of years and the topic of dressing your truth never gets old to me. I love talking about it and helping people understand it more, or even help nudge them in what type they are. *Never tell someone their type! 

I have a private DYT board for my friends and family, and I recently posted a challenge that was very eye opening to me. The challenge was to dress as your opposite type. My opposite type is a type 4. Type 4s are "allowed" to wear black, whereas the other types are not "allowed." When I discovered I was a type 1, I got rid of and stored away a lot of my black clothing, but for the challenge I fished out one of my black, long sleeved shirts. I went into this challenge excited to dress up and have fun dressing as another type. But instead, I ended up feeling sick. The further I got into applying bold makeup and styling my hair differently, I started to get a little emotional. This isn't me! I hate how I feel in this! 

That was the first time I've worn black in a couple of years. After this experiment, I decided to let go of all of my remaining black clothes. I'm actually starting to get rid of a lot of grey as well, because technically only type 2's are "allowed" to wear grey. 

I think Dressing Your Truth is important. I don't think we realize how much dressing in the wrong colors affects our body and makes us feel ill- I sure did! 
It is how we express our true nature. It helps free us to embrace who we are, expecially if we have come to see our strengths as weaknesses. It also helps save time and money when shopping. It helps us discover the real us!

Have you already discovered you're type? What did the process lookalike for you? Did you know right away or not? 
I hope you find his program as helpful as I do! 

p.s i probably will be writing a more in depth post about the different types, my observances and what i've learned about being a type 1/3. 
xx morg

Feb 2, 2017

new blog!

hi guys i just wanted to let y'all know, i started a medical blog for me to document my medical education! i know this isn't for everyone, but i just wanted to put it out there! here is the link!

xx morg

Jan 29, 2017

january 1st [ forgotten frames]

on the first day of this new year, my siblings and i walked down to the barn near us, and bumped into our friends who board their horses there. we had a snow ball fight, petted the horses, and ran from that demon pony pictured above.

xx morg

Jan 23, 2017

monday inspiration [ youtube version]

here are a few of my favorite youtube videos that have inspired me/made me happy or helped me to keep working hard.

^^ i had to watch this video for school and it really inspired and encouraged me^^

^^ i can't tell you how much i love this song and video. i came upon this when i was drowning under anxiety, stress and worry about my work and school. it makes me so happy, and encourages me^^

^^this video always makes me feel more empowered about becoming a nurse- and it always makes me tear up.^^

what videos/songs/quotes are inspiring to you? tell me in the comments below!

xx morg

Jan 15, 2017

and that's a wrap! [short film]

^^this is a pic noah caught- i love it!^^

my brother is directing his first short film for a film submission. today was our last day of shooting! i can't wait for you all to see it- it will probably be public in a month. here are just a few pics i took throughout the days. i played a very short role- which was fun!

xx morg
p.s thank you all so much for your sweet comments regarding my last post. ;)