Posted 5 Jul 2012
Hi guys! I am writing a blog for the first time whilst listening to Ed Sheeran, how exciting. I have had a fairly busy week. Unlike most undergraduate students I am still at university with one more exam to write (massive sigh). So it has become a case of placement and revision. This week I have had two night shifts and two long days. My shifts are usually 12 hours long. On Thursday I delivered three babies in that one shift all three of them were beautiful. What makes me cry without fail every time is when the dads cry when they see their baby! What I have learnt on placement this week is that in everything you're doing either at your work place or your course at university - put your all into it. My shift on Thursday ended beautifully with my patient stating ‘you will be a great midwife, thank you for all your help!' I left placement with my head held high and I knew I was in MY perfect profession.
My advice in relation to what my patient told me is, make sure that the course you are going to study at university is something you are passionate about, something you will look back at and not regret. My course is long and tiring, however, I have never had a day were I wished I studied something else. Assisting a woman bring new life to the world is such a precious moment and I feel privileged to be part of that miracle.
To end my busy week I decided to treat myself to a movie. I went to the cinema with my girls to watch.... Wait for it... ‘Think like a man'. The movie is from the book ‘Think like a man act like a lady' written by Steve Harvey. This movie is hilarious I laughed my way through the movie.
After a long week and a lovely treat last night my mind is clear from stress and I am ready to start revising for my exam.
Quick top tip: When you feel stressed from revising or coursework take time out and do something you enjoy to give your mind a break then get back to work.
Bueno adiós para ahora... Goodbye for now, it is good to know I still remember some GCSE Spanish ..... Or it could be that I am good at using Google for translation ;)
Level: Second Year
Other information: I came to university after completing my A-levels. I am the first in my immediate family to attend higher education. I have undertaken a placement as part of my course. I am a member of the Midwifery Society, Afro Caribbean Society, and Living World Society. I am also a Kingston University Student Ambassador. I chose Kingston because... I had friends who went to Kingston and through their experience I wanted to apply to Kingston. I chose Kingston due to its vibrant...