Sunday, May 27, 2012

Show Me The Money

I got a call today about another offer for a nursing position as a Surgical Nurse in Utah County. It was the coolest and most exhilarating feeling to say to them" "I'm sorry, I already accepted another RN position." Booyah! And this is how I felt inside. SHOW ME THE MONEY!!! I already started my Excel spreadsheet (Can you tell I am the daughter of an accountant and sister to another three accountants?) with my budget when I start my new job on June 19th. Don't worry, there is a cruise in October in the works. ;0) I'm so excited to start using what I have learned and not be in school anymore. The journey has been long, a few bumps, but it is now complete. Just have to pass the NCLEX June 14th!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


My Dad got this note from one of his students in China. I thought it was pretty awesome.

Mr. Prusse,
         How are you today? And how is Mrs. Prusse?
         Thanks for the encouragement yesterday. I will keep up the good work.
         I have held a question for you for a long time. You know, everytime I see you, you are always wearing a smile, not a smile from you mouth, but one from you heart. And so is Mrs. Prusse. This kind of smile is infectious. Every time I met you, I was happy immediately no matter how bad my mood  was at the moment. I ever read a passage in which I was impressed with one sentence," Older people are happier." But I don't know why, maybe because I am not old. I think I was much happier when I was a little boy. As I grow up, there are many unexpected bad things happening, which often make me feel not good.    
      Yesterday, before the short play competition, from 9:00-12:30, I received 13 students from LSU, the US. I showed them around our campus and had lunch with them. They are living in Tongji Guest House now. I can feel they are happier than me, but not happier than you. I can tell they also have some unpleasant things.
        Every morning, when I wake up, I usually tell myself,"Harry, today is a new day, just get up and enjoy your life. Be happy all the time." But happiness doesn't last long. Recently, almost everyday poured in many unexpected and unpleasant tasks, which disturbed my own studying and reviewing schedule.
       Mr. Prusse, can you tell me the secret of your smile? Why do you look so happy and keep humorous all the time?  
                                                                                         Yours sincerely,
And who couldn't smile when you see this crazy old man?!?!
 The Chinese students love to wear these glasses that do not have any frames in them. Pherrel sure does a great job modeling this Asian style! Actually, now that I think about it, I've seen Americans do it too!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm obsessed...

This obsession is taking over. It's a bit much. I'm obsessed with music. My dream job? Nursing. Heck no. I want to be a music superstar. I want to be famous. haha You know you have crossed the line when you start dreaming about it. I literally had a dream that the lead singer of Lady Antebellum dies and they ask me to take her place. Sad. Personally I think I could be really freaking awesome at being famous. Realistically, not going to happen. Tearing up a little bit on the inside. haha Instead, I'll just have jam sessions at 1am in my room, all by myself. Maybe in my next life. I just want to go on tour!!! Here is my favorite song right now. I love her voice so much. I want it. Trade?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Young Working Professional

I got my first RN job!!! I am so excited. To be honest, it seems a little too good to be true. I feel so extremely blessed to have found a nursing job only three weeks after graduation. On average, it usually takes about 3 months for new grad nurses to find a job. I am going to be a Pediatric RN for a pediatrician in SLC. She works a lot with international adoption, teenage pregnancy, newborn babies, and then other clinic patients. So stoked! I will be working with her in her clinic. She works at a clinic with 4 other pediatricians and they all have their own RN. It is a Tuesday through Friday position. 7am-5pm. One Saturday a month. Seriously? Three day weekends every week. No way!!! I'm moving back home from June-August while my parents are home from their mission and then I will be moving to the Sugarhouse, SLC area. Show me the money!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sparks Fly

So I have to admit that I never really got the whole Taylor Swift obsession. When your seven year old niece knows every single word to every single song, you tend to think that she is just one of those teeny bopper one hit wonders. Confession: I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT!!! I've joined the groupies and all of the other seven year old girls in their obsession. I just bought her CD on the way home from SLC and I have decided that Taylor Swift sings what every girl has felt at some point in her life. It's addictive. I've warned you. My new goal is to take my nieces to a Taylor Swift concert and sing at the top of our lungs. My brothers are going to hate me. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

My Best Friend: My Mom

MOTHER'S DAY is in a couple of days. If you can, take the opportunity to thank your mom or a motherly figure in your life for the amazing people that they are and have become. I wish I could hug my mom in person and tell her how much she means to me. The Pacific Ocean is the only thing that stands in our way. ;0)

To the most wonderful woman I know,

I am the luckiest girl in the world to have been able to have Doris Mathilde Emilie Sophie Tegetmeier Prusse in my life. Yes, she does have 4 middle names. Words cannot describe how much I love and adore my mom. She is such a ray of sunshine and the biggest sweetheart that I know. She never fails to look on the bright side and lift all of those around her. If I can be even just 10% of the woman that she is, I will be satisfied. My mom is literally an angel sent from above to help guide our family. She has unwavering strength and determination to be the best person that she can be. There has never been a moment in my life that I did not know that my mom loved me, supported me, and wanted me to reach greater heights.

Some of my favorite memories with my mom is just sitting on the couch or on her bed and just talking. She is the best listener and I can tell her anything my heart feels even if it is not something most people would even dare to share how they really feel. She never judges and gives council with love.

Everyone loves my mom. Friends in high school and college would always tell me how much they wanted to go to my house. It wasn't because we had a pool table, pool, or 4 wheelers. It was because of the love that my mom gives to everyone who enters our home. Even people she really should despise, she still welcomes them and chooses to be the better person.

The greatest lesson I ever learned from my mom is perseverance. She never gives up. She is a fighter. She is strong. She doesn't take no or impossible for an answer. I remember my mom sharing these experiences with me when I went to college and it has forever stayed with me. My mom was an immigrant from Germany. She remembers seeing her file from elementary school and reading the teachers comments about how she struggled learning English. When she got into BYU her family had very little means to be able to support her throughout college. Her parents wrote her a letter after her first semester at BYU to tell her that they could no longer support her financially at all through college. She got two jobs and paid for it all by herself. Not to mention that she also double majored in Elementary Education and Childhood Development/Family Therapy, finishing in three years. She married my dad, Pherrel, and supported him throughout the rest of  his schooling, career, callings at church, and raising 5 children. She never complained.

Now she is teaching English to Chinese students at Tongi University in Shanghai,China with my dad. They receive countless letters of gratitude of how they are changing lives and encouraging others to become better people. They also served a mission in Johannesburg, South Africa with the Perpetual Education Fund in order to help people get an education and make a better life for themselves. She believes that you can do anything as long as you are willing to put in the WORK. Something that I think I often forget is required in order to achieve success.

My mom has unwavering faith in our Heavenly Father's plan and that it will all work out in time. She knows that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to complete happiness. She knows that life is not easy for anyone no matter how it may appear. She knows there is hope.