Monday, August 22, 2005

Nurse2be Faces the Camera


To be a "real" videoblogger, it seems you have to come out from behind the camera once in a while. Here I am introducing myself and giving a few thoughts on vblogging and my career change.

I am still evolving in my vblogger life so please pardon the unprofessional bits like jostling the camera and that oh so smooth and lovely ending.... (I thought it was kinda funny so I left it...)

7 Comments:

Blogger dltq said...

Subscribed!

I love these kinds of introductions - they help you understand some more of the person, and as time goes by you can follow them, see their life evolve. I don't know anyone studying to become a nurse, so now I guess you are my alibi for that field.

As more and more people start videoblogging, we can have a better variety of people whose life we can follow. That's what I love - following people, and it is way way different from reading about it on a blog (at least for me).

Of course, text and audio is still important, but - I continue to be amazed by what videoblogging can do in terms of connecting people. You can be my eyes in the subways in New York, and I can be your eyes in Bergen, western coast of Norway. Fascinating.

Good luck with the start of your studies! Keep us posted!

Raymond
dltq.org

4:14 AM  
Blogger Nurse2B said...

Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your vblog too. I particularly like your "angst filled" piece. I find myself intimidated about the value of my "content" sometimes. But practice makes perfect (or at least better)so I am just going to put my stuff out there and see where I can go with it...

6:01 AM  
Blogger midnightbunny said...

I think you will make it as a nurse, and in my opinion you are an inspiration with going back to school at this point in your life after 20 years. Kudos to you for that.

I recently have gone back to working in medical administration and re-training as a registered medical assistant after a 12 year break while I was focusing on being a stay at home mom. It is frightening returning to the medical career world and re-training again in it, but in reading blogs like yours, I feel more determined in my own life, and I thank you for that.

I hope you don't mind, I'm adding your link to my links page, and I hope to keep in touch. In reading what you are going through, I really want you to know how inspirational it is. Keep in touch, and best of luck along the way.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Nurse2B said...

Thanks, midnightbunny! It is really sweet of you to leave such encouraging feedback. I do hope that my writing and talking about my experiences can make some others in similar situations feel less alone. I know you can do whatever you set your mind to... Best of luck to you as well!

9:57 PM  
Blogger midnightbunny said...

Thanks so much. :) I do agree that with determination and drive, we will both accomplish our goals. Along the way, I'm just thrilled to be here on your site keeping in touch, because it really helps to get another perspective on days when I feel I can't do it. ;)

Best of luck, and please do keep in touch.

:)

8:51 AM  
Blogger dog food sugar said...

What a lovely introduction!

Best wishes to your first semester of N school! I'm betting you will do fine. You've taken the pre-req.s that prepare you. You've had to do well in them in order to get where you are. As someone who's just finished that first semester I remember how scary and weird it was before it all started. I'm looking forward to reading and watching you video blog.

And again, best wishes to your new adventures in school!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Third Degree Nurse said...

Applause! Applause! I love the use of video! I also appreciate your story, and I am -ahem- eight years older than you so I'm feeling like a geriatric in my class. (However, we have one student in the senior class who's 57.)

I appreciate your candor, your experience and willingness to jump into new adventures with all four feet. I kind of envy you being willing to videoblog; I recently removed my photo from my blog, some of the archives and will stop putting family info on it in an effort to be more anonymous while in school. I'm doing that because I feel it might better protect the privacy of my patients and that I can write honestly and directly, albeit by using false names for my patients/faculty. The HIPPAA regs, you know?

Anyway, I am trying to learn to edit my video and just got an IBook with a DVD writer so if I can conquer IMovie or Final Cut Pro, I might do some videoblogging when all is said and done with school.

Keep on keeping on.

And I hope your grandma is better by now.

7:10 PM  

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