OMG! I Passed! I Am Now An RN!!!!

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Holy Moly!!!

I seriously do not even know where to begin on how to explain how I feel right now.

I am beyond relieved, but stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed!

Today has been a whirlwind of emotions that have gone from fear to excitement to exhaustion.

The last 5 years have been leading up to today and now that it is here, I am a bit overwhelmed.

I have spent many days and nights studying at the kitchen table while my friends and family were going about their lives as my life was put on hold the best I could due to nursing school.

Going back to school at the age of 37 with ZERO college credits and starting night school while working full time during the day was not something that I ever thought I would be able to do.

However, I was determined to do it and succeed so that I could better myself and help others.

Little did I know just how difficult nursing school would be and how it would turn into a full time job while trying to juggle family life.

The 3 years leading up to the nursing program while doing my pre req’s was not a walk in the park, but they were cake walk compared to starting the nursing program at 40!

Even though there were many of days when I wanted to throw in the towel when things got tough during the last 9 months of school, I am so glad that I stuck it out and completed the program!

I graduated  June 16, 2015, I waited 6 weeks before I was able to schedule my state board exam and then another 4 weeks before taking my exam.

During the 6 weeks that I was waiting for the authorization to test, many of my classmates were scheduling their exams and passing NCLEX-RN!

I started to get discouraged as I waited, but I took the time to unwind a little bit after 5 years of school and I finally got my authorization to test on July 23rd.

Once I scheduled my exam, I started to study everyday for the exam and I completely went off of all social media the last 2 weeks in order to be able to focus on the exam and not get wrapped up in things that I did not have time for.

BTW- If you are reading this blog post from a Facebook or Twitter link, I am still taking a break for a couple of more weeks from social media so that I can continue to de-stress and go on a very much needed vacation. ❤

I took my exam the morning of August 20th and I have been freaking out thinking that I did not pass the exam.

However, I found out today that I am now a Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of California! 🙂

I do not think that there is anything that can truly prepare one for the NCLEX-RN exam!

I did every single Kaplan qbank question, practice exam, and trainer test to study with, some of them multiple times until I got them correct and I still did not feel that I had passed when I left the testing center.

I did do the Pearson View Trick when I was done with the exam  in the parking lot of the testing center and I got the “Good Popup”, however, I did not feel that it was 100% that I had passed!

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There is something so mental that happens to you when you do this exam and you have to wait for your results, but I cannot explain it to be able to put it into words!

Only that it is BRUTAL! 😥

On the way home from my exam, I started to think of a backup plan for my career since I knew that I could never (would not) take that exam again!

Not only did I not want to pay the crazy fees to retake the exam, but I never wanted to put myself and my family through that stress again!

And now the REAL FUN of looking for a position as a New Grad begins! ❤

If you have any questions about studying for NCLEX-RN or how to do the Pearson View Trick, send me an email and I will be happy to help!

Peace, Love, & Hugs,

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Julia McCabe, RN

916-622-9015

juliamccabe72@gmail.com

 

Reiki and Inner Peace

WARNING!

Long Personal Blog Post!

Who is the MOST important person in your life?

Many will say my kids or my spouse, however, YOU are THE most Important person in your life!

“One cannot help another, without first helping themselves.”

This is something that I have known for years, but I have struggled with for many years.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a very hard time saying NO.

However, for some reason, I tell myself NO when I shouldn’t and then I struggle with trying to make everyone happy.

Sadly, by trying to make everyone else happy, I am not happy and I have struggling to make it seem as  I am.

I know that some will not be happy with me with my decision to put myself first, but I cannot let it bother me.

In my journey to wellness, I have been learning more and more about myself and how I work on the inside.

As I learn how I tick, I am discovering that I MUST take time for myself in order to be able to help others in the way that I want and need in my nursing career.

I have to STOP taking on more than I can handle and start stepping back to be able to have inner peace inside myself instead of a constant struggle.

I am the type to take on too much and then let myself suffer due to not being able to have downtime for myself and my family.

I have spent the last 5 years pursuing my nursing degree and I am now working on getting my state board license so I can begin my career as an RN.

Thankfully, I have discovered Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) and I have become a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner.

Through my journey of learning Reiki, I have started to rebalance my energy and I am no longer tolerant to negative energy.

The world has far too much negative energy and I am doing what I can to avoid any and ALL negative things in my life.

As my journey continues, my goal is to be able to bring Reiki into the lives of others to help them find their inner peace.

To bring myself back into alignment, I MUST detach myself from things that are no longer beneficial for my mind, body, and soul.

In doing this detachment, I am embarking on a social media detox for a minimum of 21 days while I rebalance my energy.

I will continue to journal my experiences as I rebalance my energy, however, it will not be a daily practice.

Instead, I am going to begin a daily practice of taking care of myself by meditating, performing self reiki, spending time outside, and enjoying my family.

While I take on this part of my wellness journey, I will continue to pray and send healing energy to my family and friends.

If you are feeling lost and unconnected in your life, I invite you to embark in finding what makes you tick.

I also would like to encourage you to get outside, go for nice walk or find a quite place to take in the beauty of our world around us.

If you would like to learn more about Reiki, please feel free to contact me via email at juliamccabe72@gmail.com

Peace, Love, & Hugs,

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Julia McCabe

Herald, Ca

916-622-9015

 

 

 

It’s June & School Is Out!! Let The Contests Begin!!!

Wow! It is hard to believe that it is already June! Nursing school is finished, but now the real fun of studying for state boards begins! In honor of nursing school being complete and keeping my 4.0 GPA in the program, I am increasing our monthly contest as a Thank You to all of our members for sticking it out with me while I complete my goal of becoming an RN! 🙂

For the last 9 months, we have been doing a monthly contest for our Essential Rewards members and this month is no exception. However, we are going to include 4 more contests for our members this month! ❤

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The member who enrolls the most members during June 2015 will win a bottle of Lavender Bath & Shower Gel!

One member who places an order during June 2015 will be randomly selected to win Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste!

One member who joins our Young Living Family with the order of a Premium Starter Kit during June 2015 will be randomly selected to win Satin Facial Scrub!

One member who joins Essential Rewards during June 2015 will be randomly selected to win Thieves Spray!

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One member who places an Essential Rewards order in June 2015 will be randomly selected to win a 5ml bottle of Citrus Fresh!

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Rebekah Pardue won our May Purification contest for placing an Essential Rewards order in May!

Congrats Rebekah!!!!

Will YOU be our next lucky member to win?

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We are also having a School is Out Special for our new team members that join under our sponsorship with a Premium Starter Kit in June. We will send you a Chemical Free Home 2 book and a Essential Oil Diffuser necklace as a Thank You gift for joining our team! ❤ If you would like to take advantage of our School is Out special and join our team, you can do so by clicking HERE

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The Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils™ collection, the all-new Aroma Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Member Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, two sample sachets each of: Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming®, Lemon, and Thieves®, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Business cards sample pack, Member Agreement, Product GuideIf you have any questions regarding our new contest or if you would like to join Essential Rewards, please let us know and we will be happy to help you!

Plus, you are then able to buy ANY Young Living oils by themselves at 24% OFF from then on out – no monthly purchase or selling requirements!

Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our monthly contests!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils or if you would like a sample, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Please private message us on our Facebook page if you would like ordering instructions you can to email us as @ livingessentiallywellyl@gmail.com

If you are ready to get started with the Premium Starter Kit today on Young Living’s website, click HERE (make sure “Member” is selected)

Peace, Love, & Hugs

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

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The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

The Art of Nursing

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As I enter my final quarter of nursing school, I am grateful for the amazing nurses that I have met and worked with along my journey. During the last 2 years, I have learned that becoming a nurse is not something that everyone can do. Nurses are a special breed of people and I am so glad that I have grown into the person that I always wanted to be.

Going back to school part time at 37 and working full time for 3 years was extremely challenging, but so was starting nursing school at 40 and leaving a full time career of over 16 years. Our life has been put on hold for the last 5 years, but it will be WELL WORTH IT once I am finished in June!!!

Over the past 2 years, I have been building my wellness business and I have been networking with other nurses who are also Nurse Entrepreneurs via Facebook. If you are a nurse or a nursing student who is looking for other ways to help your patients, I cannot recommend Andrew Lopez’s Facebook group ENOUGH! Not only have I found other amazing nurses that are building a business to help others, but I have found numerous ways nurses can help others inside and outside of the hospital.

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Nurse’s week is coming up in May and I have been invited to a special event that Elizabeth Scala is putting on to help other nurses and nursing students. I am looking forward to her event as I am still finding the nurse that I am meant to be! I would LOVE for YOU to join me in learning more about How to Navigate the Shifting Healthcare Environment and Still Enjoy Your Nursing Career!

As a bonus, if you are a licensed nurse and you join Elizabeth’s Art of Nursing 2.0, you will be will be awarded nine credit hours for completing the Art of Nursing. Details for Continuing Nursing Education (CNEs) can be found on the bottom of the sign up page. In doing so, you will earn CE’s that are need for license renewal and you will renew your nursing career! I hope you will join The Art of Nursing 2.0, as it is sure to uplift you and your nursing career!

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Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe

916-622-9015

Greener Spring Cleaning With Homemade Laundry Soaps!!

Spring break is here for us and we are trying to catch up on being CRAZY BUSY in nursing school.

During my 12 week quarters I have to set aside things that I would normally do and I play catch up during my breaks.

This break between quarters is my last break before my last 3 months of nursing school and I am trying to clean to get the house ready for another 3 months of slacking off. 😉

Since I am always looking for new green ways to clean, I came across a handful of homemade laundry soaps blogs that I think are great and I just have to share them!

I found an amazing website, HomeTalk that I did not know about until a few weeks ago and I made a board for all of the laundry soap recipes to keep them all together!

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Click on the picture above and it will take you to the board that I make for quick reference back to these amazing recipes!

If you have never cruised around on HomeTalk’s website before, you are in for a real treat!

The website is it is like Pinterest, but for home and garden, and so much fun to see what others are doing with their DIY projects!!!

Make sure you follow us on HomeTalk, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!! 

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Go Green & Be Clean This Spring!

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Are you gearing up to start your Spring Cleaning?

If so, this contest is for YOU!!

I know I have Spring Fever, but I will get my Spring Cleaning started Soon!!!!

During the month of March, we are going to be giving away a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner to clean with and a 15ml bottle of En-R-Gee get your energy flowing!

We will be drawing one lucky member who places an order in March will be automatically entered to win a 14.4oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner.

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And next, the member who enrolls the MOST members during the month of March will win 1 15ml bottle of En-R-Gee!!!

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So, if you are already a member of our Living Essentially Well Young Living family all you need to do place an order for a chance to win!

If you are not already a member, please join us for a chance to win! Join Here!

And, if you are business member and you would like to grow your business, enroll the most members during March to win!!!

If you have any questions regarding our new contests or if you would like to join, please let us know and we will be happy to help you!

Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our contest!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Peace, Love, and Hugs,

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA 916-622-9015

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The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

Lavender Fields Forever!

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Spring Has Sprung in our neck of the woods!!!

And we have a contest for you!

If you are snowed in up to your eyeballs or frozen inside of your home, we are DEEPLY Sorry!!!

We are wanting water so bad here in California and we are willing to trade flowers, oils, grass, just about anything for some water right about now!!!!

Even with all of the wild weather we all encountered, our Young Living Family continues to grow!

We are planting seeds and our garden is flourishing!

We are excited to share our wellness journey with our new members!

In September we started a new Monthly Contest! Each month we will be doing a Giveaway for 1 of the 10 essential oils in the Everyday Oils Kit to our Essential Rewards members! Each month our essential rewards members will have a chance to win a different essential oil!

Debbie Denton, was our lucky winner of our February Peace & Calming Giveaway!

She is 1 of 196 members that are currently participating in our monthly giveaway.

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If you are already enrolled in Essential Rewards and in our YL Family, you will be automatically entered to win a Free 5ml Bottle of Lavender for March 2015!

If you are not an essential rewards member, but you join before February 28, 2015, you will be entered to win!

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In February, we did a 3 special Valor contests for our members!

Matthew Dalton won a 5ml bottle of Valor for joining our YL Family, Yvonne White won a 5ml bottle of Valor for placing an order in February, and Kelly Buchert won a 15ml bottle of Valor for sharing YLEO with 5 new members in February!

Congrats to all of our winners in February!!

If you have any questions regarding our new contest or if you would like to join Essential Rewards, please let us know and we will be happy to help you!

Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our monthly contest!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils or if you would like a sample, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Peace, Love, and Hugs,

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.