We are 1 month into 2016!
I feel like this is the time that people start to realize that they have already given up on their resolutions or haven’t even picked one. But it’s not too late to try it again! I used to try to do resolutions but soon realized that it wasn’t helping me achieve whatever goal I had set for that year. So this year I decided to just do one simple thing. Do something everyday to make me happy. It doesn’t sound hard does it?! But as a full time college student with two jobs and don’t forget about studying, it can be hard to fit a little something fun into my schedule. It doesn’t matter what that is! It could be going to work out (thats a big one), baking, going out to eat with a friend I haven’t seen in a while, or even organizing my room 🙂
For some of you out there that want to have a resolution but just can’t think of one and now you think its too late, I have an idea for you! One of my friends mentioned this idea to me and I thought it was great. Instead of having a resolution for the whole year that can sometimes be a challenge to achieve, have a different goal/resolution each month. That way its fresh and you’re able to change it up a bit. Plus it’s not such a long term goal! This could even be more beneficial.
Yesterday, February 1st was a reminder that my application for the nursing program was due. I had sent my application in as soon as it opened so I didn’t have to worry about it much, but it was just the thought of getting that letter in the mail again in the next month and a half. I don’t know if I have mentioned this but I did not get into the nursing program on my first try. I should have expected that since give or take 160 apply, and about 56 get in. Its pretty competitive!! But it was still a huge bummer.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a nurse. And for those who might not know, I am a huge planner. I pretty much have everything in my life planned out! So not getting in was a set back for my life plans. But I came up with a few back up plans so that saved me from having a major anxiety attack. 🙂 I decided to retake some classes this semester even though that wouldn’t help my GPA for the second time I applied. At least this next time I’ll see it coming! To those out there that think I’m being a pessimistic and I need to have faith, its just the reality of it! My points will be the same again so it’s not very likely. And thats where the idea to study abroad came to mind. Doing something fun to get my mind off of all this nursing stuff.
I’m not a quitter when it comes to things I am passionate about. One thing I talked about doing was applying to other schools when it came to my third time applying. But recently I have been thinking about that and I don’t think I want to do that. Just having to worry about applying to other schools and more rejections possibly. Besides that UND’s nursing program has always been my dream. My whole life I have been in a rush to achieve everything I want to in life by a certain time. My whole life was full of deadlines. Then I realized that if it takes extra time to get into the nursing program then so what! This is what I love and it’s the only thing I want to do. I have my whole life to be a nurse. What is the rush for?! To move away and be an adult and pay bills and worry about adult things? I think I’ll be okay if that is put off just a little longer. 😉 I also have realized that I will appreciate being a nurse and all the hard work I had to put in so much more when I am finally a nurse. I’ll remember that I stuck with this profession for a reason and it was so worth it.
Patience is key in this kind of situation and I am working on actually being patient. 🙂
In the mean time I am going to enjoy life and do one thing every day to make me happy! 😉 Plus all of this has given me the great opportunity to study abroad!
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”- Galatians 6:9