Recently, a friend brought up the fact that when I finish the nursing program, I will have been graduated from High School for 7 years, and only have an Associates Degree.
Thanks for pointing that out. I feel really good about myself now.
Haha but really, it is something I think about a lot. I go back and forth between disappointment and encouragement.
Disappointment because I never imagined myself having this kind of school experience. I thought I would be a 4 year graduate. I never had much respect for super seniors. Well, here I am.
Encouragement because (I keep telling myself) it doesn't matter how long it takes, as long as I finished what I started. (I keep telling myself) Things happen for a reason, I was led this way to learn something, or to go on a path I wouldn't have forged myself. (I keep telling myself) Things will work out in the end, as they always do, whether my way or God's way.
I'm trying not to be upset with myself or anyone else for how things have worked out.
On a slightly more positive not, I have been thoroughly enjoying school. Even though it's a lot to keep up with, at the end of the day, when I'm
walking to my car after class, it is so satisfying. I don't know if I
will be saying the same thing after 2 years of this, but for the first
few weeks, that is how I have felt. I am finally doing it. It's going to
be a long road, but it will go by quickly, as have the last 2 years, and
even the last 5 years! Next thing I know I will be blogging about the
first days of my new job! It is really exciting.