Thursday, November 16, 2017

Update on where I've been: Accepted into Nursing School!

Hey lovely world! I've been gone for a while. I actually forgot how to sign onto blogger, no I'm not joking I spaced it. So here I am in a little desk set up by my amazing husband looking at notes on my white board that use to overwhelm me. I'm in a bit of a different space so to speak. I've decided to get back into posting on here. More for me though and my kids and you if you happen to find the content interesting or helpful to you. I've experienced such a shift in my life over the last couple of years and I am so grateful for all the opportunities bestowed upon me in the past and in the present. I'd like to keep all of the craft related posts and just keep going from there. Although I don't get to sit down with paper too much these days I do find it makes my heart happy to decorate my planner. I also decorate my notes for school the best I can. I'll share all of that here.

Nothing fancy but it's my little piece of happy. 


About a year ago I decided I wanted to go back to school to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I thought at the time that I was so close to my goals; in retrospect I wasn't. Deciding to take it one day at a time I registered for two classes my first semester back. I hadn't attended college in over nine years. YEAH I know, to say the words seems like such a long time. To be honest it all started with the thought that if I took the time I could learn a new language every five years. If I did that I could potentially learn 10 new languages by the time I'm 80. But I digress. So with my backpack in tow I ventured out into the world of university studies. I decided because of my full-time work schedule and having three kiddos at home one online class and one physical class would be more than enough for me. Looking back I wish I would have taken two physical classes. For the physical class I received an A, for the online class a C. I don't thrive in online classes, something I hope to remedy over the next five years. The second semester I took three classes and aced all three. I was pretty damn proud of myself although it was the summer term (shorter) and I didn't have to work as much because at the time I was working at a High School. Fast forward to today. I'm currently in my last two classes Pathophysiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II before the Nursing program. I'm doing pretty well although I've left my full time job and now I just work part-time. I've passed the Hesi, I'll talk more about this later, and I've been accepted into the Spring 2018 Nursing Program. I'm pretty flippin excited! The kids are excited, the hubs is excited. It's not that all of this has come easy or quickly because honestly it hasn't. It's come almost 10 years after I'd have liked it to.

I've realized something though. I've realized that things don't happen on our time. They happen on Gods time. Although it would have been great to have my degree 10 years ago my kids would have never seen it. The dedication and the struggle and the failures and the successes. The fact that my husband has helped with laundry and dishes and doesn't complain one bit if I have to study for an exam or a quiz. The kids know that when I tell them they are capable of great things it's not because I believe that it will always come easy. It's more so a knowledge that if you try your absolute best and bust your hump you are capable of doing great things. The kids tell me everyday how proud of me they are. I wonder if that would be the case if they were never to see me struggle. To cry and get frustrated about a subject. If they were never to see me watch a youtube video over and over just to understand a concept. We have a saying in our house, "if someone asks you for help you never say, 'oh that's easy'" because my friend, if it were easy I never would have asked you for help or asked you to explain it to me.

So as I think about this post I just want YOU to know that it is never too late. It's never too late to do the things that you feel in your heart you are meant to do. Go out there and be amazing. Be better than amazing! Shine and do something wonderful with one short and precious life.

With tons of love,
Raven

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