Saturday, September 6, 2008
So the day has finally arrived. I have been up since 5am, because I am too excited to sleep. Today marks a new path in my life, I will no longer be a student, but a nurse. I will be responsible for people's lives. The last 15 months seem like a whirl-wind. I think back to so many different times, and it seems like yesterday yet also so far away. I have changed along the way. I realize that people can live out their dreams. It might take a lot of work to get there, but it's worth it. I have had the privilege of attending a nursing school that truly wants their students to succeed. I have met some amazing people, and we have all gone through this crazy intense thing together. And even though today is one of the best days in my life, it is still bittersweet. I started nursing school with 29 other people, we gained and lost some along the way, and after today we all go our separate ways. I will be working with a lot of people, but some I may never see again. Also, my good friend Jen is moving back to Missouri. She has been the most up lifting, fun, and free spirited person. Like I've said before, she makes me feel like I am 12 again. I will miss her, but I know we will always be there for each other. OK, I got to get some rest, and save my tears for later.