Holy shit, has it really been a month since I posted? Ack! Sorry, all. >_< I started an accelerated phlebotomy course at the beginning of July, and it kind of ate my brain. Today was the second-to-last day and we had our practical exam, and y'all, I rocked it. I had one minor thing that I missed, but you know you did good when you finish and your teacher says, "Go decontaminate your hands so I can hug you!"
Awesome bear hugs from your teacher are awesome.
And then he started telling me all these insanely flattering things about how it's been such a joy to watch me grow and develop, how I started out good (I was the first person in the class to draw on a Real Living Human Being) and I've just been getting better and better the whole time and basically, I'm a rockstar. I was so nervous going into the practical that I'd screw something up, and then when Steve told me I'd rocked it was so relieved and so ridiculously giddy that I pretty much squeed and threw myself at him for another hug when he started laying on the praise. And then I came home and pretty much ran around like a chicken with my head cut off I was so amped up and so thrilled and so giddy.
And I'll have to wait for confirmation tomorrow, but it sounds like I got a really awesome internship site, too. I was really hoping for a hospital rather than an outpatient lab, and I got it. Not just a hospital, and not just a hospital where I'd be drawing off of inpatients as well as outpatients, but a hospital, where I'll be drawing from inpatients as well as outpatients, including the ER. "You've got the chops for it," Steve said. "You'll do great."
FUCKING SQUEE, MAN. Today has been an awesome day. I want to run around town and high-five everyone I see.
(Appropriate icon is a appropriate. I feel like a BIG DAMN NEEDLE-WIELDING HERO today.)