Last Thursday, we finished the last slide of the last PowerPoint of the last class of the last semester of nursing school. I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet just how close graduation is. Just one more week of classes! In some ways, I hardly feel ready to graduate. But I am learning to trust the knowledge and critical thinking skills I have developed over this past year, and I am looking forward to continuing to learn after I’ve graduated.
It’s still hard to believe that this journey started just over a year ago… Along the way, there were many ups and downs. Many good days, and some bad days. Many days I woke up at 4 or 5 am just to lie there and pray the day ahead would go fast. Many days when I felt privileged to be in nursing school. Many days that I was intentional about enjoying every moment of this incredible year, with my amazing classmates, instructors, and professors. And of course, a few days that I really didn’t want to go to school. Thankfully, my family and friends have been supportive and encouraging, and helped me survive and even enjoy (most of ) the year. I’m a little sad that it’s almost over, and that I won’t get to see my classmates every day, but I’m also excited for the new year and starting my career as a nurse!
My few remaining to-do lists are still quite long, and I am counting on God’s grace to carry me through to the completion of this academic year! “I am sure of this, that He who started this good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
(Photo credits: Shannon L., TJ Z.)