Welcome to the Blackbelt Medic. This is the web home of Nathaniel Bland: Former Firefighter, Paramedic, EMS Educator, 2nd Degree Blackbelt, and student.
So, this article is, as the title suggests, kind of the first student-related post I’ve made. Even though my medic program doesn’t start until August, I can just easily rephrase that as, “my medic program starts next month.”
Let’s let that sink in for a bit….yeah….ugh. I’m excited to get this under way, but yet I can’t help but be nervous about the workload. I’ve heard horror stories about this. I’ve heard of marriages dissolving because of paramedic school. Well, I don’t have to worry about THAT specifically, but I’m still wondering how this is really going to feel. This is the reason I came to New Mexico and I’m giving this all I got. At the same time, I’m going to be honest here, I’ve met medics that make me think, “Well, if THEY can do I certainly ought to be able to!” That’s kind of harsh perhaps, but it’s what I got.