I don’t know what it is about me that make random people start talking to me out of the blue. Maybe I smile too much or maybe I look lonely and they’re trying to keep me company. But anywho…I was at the mall a couple days ago and a lady started up a random conversation in the shoe department of Dillard’s. It went sometime like this:
Lady: Those boots are cute. Where did you find them?
Me: It think they are over there (points in the direction of the shoes)
Lady: How much are they?
Me: I think they are 2 something (Ugg boots)
Lady: (Makes weird noise) I don’t want to pay that much for some shoes. They are not that cute. What you do for a living?
Me: Recently unemployed so I’m just a housewife for now.
Lady: Oh. What does your husband do?
Lady: You’re gay?
I guess I didn’t get the memo that men couldn’t be nurses. Who Knew?
Anywho… Guess who is stopping by today? She is a soon to be nurse and is absolutely fabulous. It is Paige from Eloping Stethoscope. Take it away Paige.
Hi! I'm Paige! On my blog, I write about a ton of different topics which can range from being a "stay at home" wife, a nursing student, an army wife, a business student's wife, a crafter, a jewelry designer, a (novice) graphic designer. Seriously, you'll find anything and everything on my blog. My husband and I love to make new foods, so I try to post a recipe when we do. Whenever I attempt a craft, failed or not, I promise to write about it.
How did you come up with your blog's name?
I was brainstorming with my best friend and husband and I knew that I wanted it to have something to do with being in nursing school and having just eloped so "Eloping Stethoscope" came out as a joke and none of us could get our mind off of it so it stuck.
Tell us a little about your ESTY shop
I started making jewelry a couple of years ago as a creative outlet. It really is a destressor for me. With all the analytical thinking in nursing school that makes me want to tear my brain out, I really need to exercise my right side of the brain!
Then I found out my great grandmother also made jewelry and before she died, she passed on a box of the jewelry supplies she had. (She kept them in a metal tin! Typical Grandma!) It's been a joy for both me and my mom to feel like we carry a piece of my great grandmother with us when we were the jewelry I make from her supplies!
What do you consider to be truly fabulous about your life?
My husband. I feel like that's such a generic answer but he's my best friend and truly does understand me and let's me be myself.
Any tips on balancing the demands of nursing school while being a newly wed.
Ah, that's such a hard question! The major thing that helps is having a husband that is understanding. Since he's in the army, he understands the time commitment to nursing school because it's very similar. He helps out with housework and cooks dinner and things like that so I can study. He also never puts up a fuss when I stay for hours at a friend's house studying when I could/should be at home. Basically, the major thing is that he understands that being a nursing student has to come before being a wife until I'm done with school.
If you had to listen to one song on repeat for an hour, what would it be and why?
"If You Only Knew" by Shinedown. Cody (the husband) and I both love Shinedown and actually sang "The Sounds of Madness" while waiting on a tow truck on our first date (now that's an interesting story!). "If You Only Knew" is Shinedown's only love song so we decided it was our song. Either one of those, really, would bring back so many memories.
Any hidden talents?
Well, I don't know if singing is considered hidden but I was in choir for three years and was actually one of 3 8th graders to be selected for a high school choir that was the best in the state but I had to move so I couldn't be in it. I've also been told that if I kept at it, I'd have a chance at a recording career, but my heart was never in it.
What was the last good book you read?
The Matched Series by Ally Condie. The first two books are out now, and I just finished the second one. I have book reviews on my blog on them!
What are you looking forward to this fall?
Wearing my boots and my colored skinny jeans!!
Be sure to stop by and say hello to Paige.