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I can do hard things

Saturday, January 04, 2020

I lost my fitbit! I'm so bummed, I took it off to shower and was sure it was just mixed in with the clothes but now I'm wondering if it fell into the trashcan...I'm super sad. The good news is I have managed to get in a few walks and workouts anyway even with the silly thought that, "they won't count". Ha Ha. You can always giggle at the way an "all or nothing" type person thinks. Hey Sue, I will email you!

I also have some good news. After ten years of little babies and late night online classes as well as a few crazy on campus semesters, I recieved a letter of acceptence for my university's nursing program! I actually started this journey at the same time I started SP and never really believed I would ever get through all the lower division courses to apply as well as get together all the other things that were required to have a competitive application. It's been a ride. I'm super excited/nervous but as I was working out today I realized that I can do hard things. I've gone through a lot to get here and it wasn't speedy. I will no doubt be the oldest in my class and I've been taught by people my kids' age while being lab mates with classmates of my fifth oldest. It was uncomfortable sometimes. It has been chaotic seeing to the needs of my family, working weekends and maintaining the required A's in my subjects. If got through that, and it's only going to get harder, then yes, I can finish my workout with Leslie Sansone and hold my hand weights without whining. I can go to bed less than stuffed, I can dial back on the caffeine and I can chop veggies when I don't feel like it. I am ready for the challenge and more motivated than ever. Bring it!!

Hopefully, I will be logging in more to say howdy. I read your blogs and am always grateful for you and cheering you on!
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  • no profile photo QUILTERKATHY
    Congratulations! You have worked hard for it. Keep going!!
    138 days ago
  • ANGIEN9
    Congratulations
    140 days ago
  • MKBWNSUGAR
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  • SERENASEA
    Congratulations on being accepted to the nursing program -- that is a victory in itself, especially at your university of choice in California, with their strange lottery acceptance guidelines. My California niece was in her 30s when she went to nursing school and there were people older than she was (40s and 50s) -- you bring life experience and maturity that will take the "yoots" years to learn. I agree with POSITIVEHOPE's advice to form or join study groups; and if you can afford it as your near the end of the program, consider traveling to one of those nursing "test prep" weekend seminars -- apparently it was worth every penny and provided a lot of help with the final boards. You can do this!
    141 days ago
  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
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  • TAYGRL
    YASSSS!!! You can do hard things! And I have too many nurse friends to count including my favorite aunt! Nurses rock and you will make a GREAT ONE! So proud of you!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ–€ πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ
    141 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! YES! You can definitely do hard things! ❀️
    141 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    Congratulations! Your hard work is paying off in ways you never anticipated when you started.
    141 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17322174
    It sounds like you are on the right path.
    141 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I am amazed by what you've done, CARRILU! What an amazing journey! I wish you lots of success in the university program. I imagine there are more people looking up to your courage and perseverance than you can imagine.

    And I love POSITIVEHOPE's encouraging comment.
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  • POSITIVEHOPE
    I was a late bloomer too. I started school when my youngest entered kindergarten. Took me 10 years but I got my RN.

    Nursing school is harder than any prerequisite class. They love to ask a question and give you 4 right answers and have you choose the BEST right answer. Clinical days are long but filled with joy because you actually get to do patient care. The first two semesters are much easier than the second two. Study groups help enormously.

    I had a wonderful career. Caring for people fills the soul.
    141 days ago
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  • ZRIE014
    that's the way
    141 days ago
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