Saturday, April 2, 2011

April A-Z

So, I am starting this on the second day of I will have to make 2 entries.  One for A and one for B.
A is easy....accomplishment.  Accomplishment (noun) something difficult or important that was done.
I am fortunate to have accomplished a lot in my life so far.  There are big accomplishments and little's accomplishment was putting together this blog.  With a little help from Husband I have arrived.
My next big accomplishment will take place next Saturday when I give a lecture on the Nursing Management of Lung Cancer Patients.  When I was approached to do the talk, about 8 months ago, it seemed like a sensible and doable task.  Put together a power point presentation and speak to a crowd.  "No worries", they said "Dr Peterson will be up there with you to whole time."  Then, the deadline for the power point loomed over me.....I was able to accomplish that in a day of focus...just me and my laptop.  I was amazed at how the information flowed and came out of me.  Sure, I had the help of the NCCN guidelines and Lil O's pharmacy outline to help provide structure and sustenance.....but there was so much stored up inside of me.  I amazed even myself.  Presentation submitted for the slides to be produced in syllabus form.  MK is amazing at making these things happen (she is very accomplished *wink* *wink*).  I have become complacent since turning in my presentation.  Relieved.  But now suddenly the talk is looming near.  What am I going to wear?  Am I going to be as blaah as some of the speakers from the last few years (love the people, but *yawn*)?  Why did I agree to this?  What is chemotherapy?  Are the Doc's attending going to be rolling their eyes?  Am I going to have mush mouth?  I tend to do so when nervous and hurried......enough.
In this moment, here and now, I am going to bask in my little accomplishment of the day......Raising Arizona in Wisconsin.


  1. I saw the name of your blog on the list of people participating in the A to Z challenge and thought "What a cool name for a blog". So of course I had to click on the link to check it out. I started to read your post about your upcoming presentation and thought "hmmmmm this kind of sounds like someone I know." THEN I read your profile. LOL!

    Great job on the blog Juli! I think you will do awesomely on your presentation. :-)

  2. Love your blog name! It's great!!

    I would be terrified to talk a presentation. Then again I'm more worried about what I'd talk about vs. what I'd wear. That's because I'm truly terrifed. I wish you the best of luck getting up there! I'm sure you'll look fabulous and sound amazing!!!

    I love that Stefani knew you!

    Just here to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge! I'm a co-host, should you have questions don't hesitate to ask! I know we're on day 2 but you are already rockin' it out! I do hope you'll stop by and say hello! We are also having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we're at #atozchallenge)!