Thursday, August 23, 2012

Frustration from the day...

There were a few instances that irked me today. And they just all happened to happen in one day, but all were kind of related. I won't go into detail but I will say this:


Seems like common sense, right? You'd be surprised. Sure, things that people do or say can contribute, but ultimately, it's your decision to be happy. You can't rely on someone else to make you happy. Life sucks sometimes and surely it hardly ever goes as planned, but attitude is everything. And standing up for what you deserve. If you're in a crappy situation, moping and whining about it isn't going to change anything. I believe that God has a plan for us, and that he helps that plan move along accordingly, but it's up to us to take action in our lives for the plan to truly work. Do we make bad decisions sometimes? Yes. Do we go against God's plan? Sometimes. But you have to face consequences for that, pick up the pieces, accept responsibility for your actions, don't hide stuff from people and move on. If you're being treated badly, don't stay in that situation. You only have one life and do you want to spend it being miserable? I sure wouldn't. Change is hard but in the end, it's worth it.

This has turned into a big ranty mess, but hopefully you get the point. :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Thursday is the day!

This Thursday I start Nursing School!! I am SO excited for it. I know this is what I'm meant to do with my life and I've known since I was a tiny kid! Just ask my dad how many times he recorded ER or Rescue 911 for me to watch on Saturday mornings instead of cartoons. I had numerous "doctor kits" and made so many of my relatives play doctor with me...sorry guys!!

But this is real. Do I think it's going to be easy? NO. Am I going to hate life at some point? Probably more than once! But am I ready for this? YES.

As most of you know, it took me quite a while to get into nursing school... But I have been through some trying things this year and I have only God to thank for that. Sure, it was frustrating as all get out reading rejection letter after rejection letter. Giving up on the BSN programs and applying to ADN programs and STILL being denied. With a good, not great, GPA...good TEAS and SAT scores...but...

I don't call it luck that I finally got in. It's no coincidence that I'm going to school in Athens, where I had already made up my mind I was moving back to regardless. AND I am in a BSN program. I KNOW He has a plan for me and I know it will not be easy. I'm kind of getting tired of people saying, "Oh just wait" when I say I'm excited. I know this is not going to come easy to me, but I know in the end it will be worth it. I know I'll probably have to work harder than I ever have before. In the last conversation I had with my mom, I told her I was going to be a nurse and take care of people and make her proud. I will NOT let that promise to her be broken. And I won't let myself down either.

I did not give up after 6 rejection letters, and that's right, I am EXCITED to start on Thursday!! :D