It has been almost exactly a year since I last posted and I have seen some major changes since then!
I graduated Harding University (YAYYYY) It was not with the degree I intended but circumstances changed and life happens. I had to take a litte break from nursing to get my self together. I needed time to focus on taking care of myself physically and mentally. At first I was comepletly devestated by this. I was so negative and so angry with the fact that my plans were changing. It took me several months to become accepting of this change. I am slowly learning to be okay with change. Sometimes our plans are not what is best or what we need. God has perfect timing and an incredible plan for our lives. His plans are usually different than mine but always end up being so much more wonderful than I could have imagined. 2015 is all about trusting in his plan and changing my focus from the negative to the postive.
Since this whole shift in my plans I have also moved! I have transfered to Cumberland University in Tennessee. I have moved in with a previous roommate from Harding and am loving it. Being so far away from my parents is hard but I am finally back to my home, the place I grew up. Tennessee is beautiful and I have missed it so much since I left.
I am now back to being a nursing major. After a semester of classes with freshman that had nothing to do with nursing, I am so happy to be back in my element. My new graduation date is May 2017.
One of our professors encouraged us to post this date somewhere we see it everyday. This is to remind us there is an end date and an end goal. I will be a Registered Nurse. Nursing school is hard, if it was easy everyone would do it. If it were easy we wouldn't trust our loved ones to them.
My goal is to keep this blog up. To document this journey and be able to look back and see what I have learned. My hope is that I can also help someone else. For someone to find this blog and see that it is possible to get through nursing school, even if it wasn't the exact path you wanted to take to get there. I hope to be a light, an encouragment, or even a source of some answers on how to survive.
Here are some pictures from the past year.
Hike in Heber
Our last Clam Bake
Sweet Pi Theta Phi Sister
I was honored to be the Maid of Honor for my best friends wedding. She made a gorgeous bride!
Our Casino Winnings!
Kylie's graduation with my beautiful mother
Joined the Ulliman Family vacation to Myrtle Beach
Kayaking in Ohio
Tim McGraw concert with my parents
My wonderful housemates for my last semester at Harding
Go Bucks. Got to watch the playoff game with Eric in Ohio!
Apple Picking in the Fall
Thanksgiving Broom Ball Champ
Columbus Zoo Lights
My graduation from Harding!