This summer has been going by so fast but it has definitely been one I’ll never forget. I have been busy working in the ER, nannying full time and I decided working 50+ hours a week wasn’t enough to keep me busy so I took an online summer course. I love staying busy but it just takes me some time to find a routine that works so I can balance the other things in my life!
I’ve talked pretty openly about my road to nursing school on here but haven’t for a while. I’ll admit that it hasn’t been an easy journey for me but I’ve never doubted that this was the right career path for me. I definitely had my struggles and frustrations through this journey but I practiced my patience and perseverance as best as I could. I took each rejection as a bump in the road and a learning experience but continued to try and stay positive. I haven’t always been optimistic or a positive thinker so this waiting game has taught me the importance of positivity, dedication and patience. I think these will be great traits to have when I become a nurse.
After a lot of back and forth and not knowing where I would be this coming fall or what I would be doing for school, I was accepted into nursing school!! I will be attending a smaller school in Grand Forks (Lake Region State College) to pursue my dreams. Many tears of excitement have been shed and I’m sure there will be more to come (probably from stress 😉 ) but this has been such an exciting and happy time in my life since finding out.
The past year has had a lot of highs but also a lot of lows so this news really came at the perfect time. It has been a long wait to get to this point and it’ll be a long road to the finish line but I am overjoyed to start school this fall as a nursing student! My books are all bought and the next wait has begun… the start of school! I know its going to be hard and exhausting and stressful but I also know it’ll be so worth it in the end.
I wanted to post about this because it is something so exciting to share but also I wanted to show that not everything is life is achieved easily. Sometimes all we see are positive and great things happening to our friends and family but never really the not so great stuff. The reality behind every story… We should never be embarrassed of our failures or road bumps but embrace them because they can show great character being built (definitely not tootin’ my own horn). I know this is a positive post but the reality behind it is, it wasn’t easy.
Don’t ever give up on what you want most in life. Sometimes things don’t go as we plan or even close to plan but if you’re persistent and stay positive it’ll all work out. Life has a funny way of falling into place all at once and sometimes the longer the wait, the more gratifying the reward is. So hang tight dear friends that are waiting for that big career move, waiting to get into your respective schools, or whatever you’re waiting for… it’ll come if you want it bad enough and work hard and it’ll be so worth it! Try to stay positive!!
It’s been a great summer… 🙂 and I can’t wait for the months to come.
“I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me.”- Psalm 118:13