Today one of my biggest hopes and dreams for myself came true. My ACCEPTANCE LETTER for nursing school was sitting on my bed when I got home. I GOT INTO NURSING SCHOOL!! I already knew my letter was here. I got my praise and stomp on at work, in the truck, in my bedroom, and even now as I type this. I am so happy, no words can describe how I am feeling right now. My daughters all had “congratulations” pictures that they had waiting for me and that brought even more tears to my eyes. My ten year daughter told me she was proud of me and I had to go and cry in my bathroom silently. I’m so grateful to have been given this chance and even more grateful that I can finally finish what I started out to do almost seven years ago. Thank you Jesus for hearing my prayers. Thank you God for allowing me to mature to do what I needed to do before I got to this point. Thank you Jesus because I know this is only the beginning and you’re not done with me yet.
A Little Background On Me November 1, 2008
To say this has been a long time coming is not enough. I have been taking pre-requistes for nursing school since 2001, on and off, part time and full time class loads while working a full time job, being a mother and a wife. At times I doubted myself because I let everyone tell me that I could not work and attend nursing school so I listened more times than a few and started pursuing other degrees. Everytime I started on other degrees with the exception of teaching because I like to teach, I could not see myself doing that job for the rest of my life. I wanted a career and I wanted to be a nurse as I believe that I am destined to be.
I grabbed my boot straps and started researching other nursing schools in my area other than the main nursing school that has an evening program. To my surprise, I found one. I researched the school for almost a year, gathering information from all sources that I could. I prayed over it and took two of my classes that I had previously made C’s in to hopefully get A’s. Guess what, I got A’s in both classes. That achievement pressed me to go ahead and start studying for the entrance exam. In July 2008 I went and took the entrance exam and did really well. I called and told one of my good friends my score immediately after leaving the exam and my husband. I told no one else. I made up my mind at that point that I was going to apply to that one and only school so I did. I know that you are not supposed to put all of your eggs in one basket but I am walking on faith that this is in deed my time.
We are supposed to find out our results at the end of October or early November. I am beyond anxious but know if this is for me, it will happen. Like any other student awaiting an acceptance letter into their program of choice I don’t want to know in two more weeks, I want to know like yesterday, lol. So I sit and wait. Hopefully (crossing every bone in my body) I will be able to post some news yay or nay in another two weeks.
Hello blogging world. This blog will serve as my home away from home, my sanity away from becoming insane, my refuge, my tree house in the sky… well you get it, lol… for becoming a student nurse and beyond. I hope to share with others such as myself that are parents, full time employees and have children (hey I have four that I affectionately call my itty bitty committee) or any other student nurses that are still pursuing their dreams. I hope you all enjoy my so-called life!