Thank you guys SO MUCH for all your love and support on yesterdays IG post about me passing boards. You have no idea how much each and every one of you means to me. The internet is this wild + crazy, yet really cool and beautiful thing. So know that I’m super thankful for you. <3
I can officially now say I’m DONE. I’m a Board Certified NP and this 3 year journey back to school has come to a close. I feel like I can breath, actually enjoy these last 50 some days of being engaged and see my friends. This picture below was from our first summer of nursing clinicals and it feels like ages ago…I remember being nervous to take a blood pressure..
I know it seems like it’s all tied up in a bow from the outside, but you guys, IT IS SO NOT. It’s been challenging, chaotic, stressful, and messy, yet so rewarding, sweet and solidifying and has grown me as a person in the fiercest ways. But I am human and I’m very much not put together. I would love to write a posts on the journey, so let me know if you have specific questions you’d want me to address. I get a lot of emails about becoming an NP vs. PA vs. MD and while I don’t have all the answers, I’ll do the best I can.
Passing boards also means all the time dedicated to studying each week for the past three years is over. Which means wayyy more blog time and business time which I am SO excited for. I was texting with Alexis yesterday about things we are passionate + excited about and it made me want to get straight to writing.
Nutshell will be shifting too, in the best of ways I hope. I need to look into all the legalities of telehealth and all that jazz with being a health care provider so that will probably all shake out after the wedding. But I’m so excited to see how this transforms Nutshell.
Okay, now onto today! You can watch part 1 of this amenorrhea video series here. In Part 2 I’m chatting about birth control and infertility. ***edit: I say “hypogonadal pituitary axis and it’s hypoTHALAMIC pituitary gonadal axis…after weeks of studying my brain is mush so forgive me for the mixup in my rambling 🙂
More posts I’ve written on amenorrhea and periods are below:
Why Am I Not Getting My Period?
Not Having Your Period Is Not Normal
A Client’s Story of HA Recovery
Hi Robyn! As always, I love your posts on women’s health and weight issues, and this one was no exception! I did want to chime in and let you know I think it’s hypothalamic (not hypogonadal)-pituitary axis. Just for accuracy in case anyone is researching after they listen!
Thank you! Ha, my brain is like total mush after studying these past several weeks so thanks for your grace in my mishmash of rambling 🙂 I added a little edit note. Thanks for reading! xo
50 some days . . . where has time gone!? I am so so happy for you and cannot wait to see where all this goodness (and sometimes, not so goodness) takes you in life!
P.S. On the NP topic, what led you into wanting to pursue this degree? I’m sure you’ve answered this question so many times, but I would love to know more about how you decided to go down this path, and also what being an NP actually entails.
thank you so much laura! yes life has flown by!
you can read more about the choice to go back to school here: https://www.thereallife-rd.com/2013/12/goingbacktonursingschool/
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!! So so proud and well deserved!
thank you thank you thank you SO MUCH!!!
Literally LOLd at your “nutshell” joke halfway through the video. Hahahah!!! Love that you put this out there for women, Robyn! What an amazing ministry!!!
hahaha 🙂 it has been a wonderful thing! xoxo
Abigail Trainor says
Again, congratulations!! I appreciate your care and knowledge that so many women get to benefit from. I’d love to hear about choosing NP vs. PA vs. MD and what you can do as an NP that will help you in Nutshell that you couldn’t do or didn’t know as a RD. I’d also love to hear (I don’t know if you’ve done this already) how you manage stress of studying and work and just life.
thank you! would love to talk more about this in a future post 🙂
Abigail Trainor says
Also, there are a few places that you could update and put NP instead of NP to be!! Ex. YouTube, blog profile.
haha yes I’ll have to do that 🙂
So thankful for you Robyn and how God has used you to bless others with all the messy beautifulness of becoming an NP; the way you have kindly shared knowledge with so many struggling people has been incredible.
thanks for your sweet comment emily!
Hello Robyn! I’ve been following your blog for years now and I loved being able to accompany you on your nursing journey! I was wondering if you could talk about how you balanced school work, Nutshell, and self care. I’m currently completing my undergrad non-nursing (dietetics) Bachelor’s degree in a really cutthroat and rigorous university, and am constantly way overstressed and way sleep-deprived (I’m talking like 5-6 hours a night). I really want to become an FNP but I’m at a loss of how to keep my grades up, still have time for extracurriculars, and still have time to exercise and take care of myself.
Do you also mind talking about the extracurriculars you did while you were pursuing your dietetics degree?
Congratulations and much love!!!
Hi Lucy! I can definitely do a post on that – although I’m totally human and not perfect 🙂 Look out for a post in the future!
So, I have been getting a normal period for a few months (yay!!) but now I am struggling with PMS. I struggle with really poor body image, irritability/mood swings, exhaustion (even when I don’t do much), I get super hungry etc. I know it’s all normal, but it happens 10 days leading up to my period and then during my period, so I feel like half of the month is me dealing with this. Is there anything I (and other girls) could do to help with some of the symptoms? Thank you! And as always, your videos are amazing ❤️
Faith VanderMolen says
Hey Robyn! Thanks for all the time you put into your posts. I love your blog! I wanted to ask if you have any recommendations on blogs like yours and Kylie’s Immaeatthat? Thanks!
Sara Saub says
Please, please, please, please I need your advice!!!!!
I am a desperate mom who has no clue how to help my two daughters. I work four different part-time jobs to make ends meet. So, because I am super busy, sad and bad mom, I did not pay attention to my two twin daughters(13 years old) who went on a bad diet for a few months ago(they were not eating enough and exercising and they lost weight dramatically). Me, being a bad mom, I noticed that that but, too late. Now, they lost their period and they are suffering from hair -loss). I took them to a doctor, but he said that they need to eat healthily and wait. And, he said that some people take birth control pills to get it back quickly. Now, they are eating healthy, but they are still thinner than before. I can’t stop crying and I can not sleep because I allowed this to happen. Please let me know what would be the best thing to do? I want to help my babies and fix my mistake. Forgive me for my long message. I am sorry! Sorry!