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  I can't believe I'm graduating tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday that I was walking into Techniques class and staring at 23 strangers (well, I met 2 of them at orientation) plus a professor who didn't smile at all that first day. I was scared I wouldn't make any friends which I'm sure was completely immature for an almost 35 year old woman. And now it's over. I made several friends and quite a few acquaintances. I did some things I'd never ever thought I'd do and gained a huge number of skills. I dealt with some very unpleasant situations in my personal life, at school, and at clinicals without letting any of it hold me back or break me down. I cried a bit and laughed a lot. I did something extraordinary.

  I don't feel like a nurse yet. Well, okay, maybe there have been some clinicals (especially at the end) where I felt like I was almost there. I know I have a long way to go. And I'm okay with that. I know that nursing is an ongoing learning process. I'm nowhere near done with school, either. This is just the first step.

  I have so much hope for the future.


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Apr. 29th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
This is terrific. Congratulations to you!
Apr. 29th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad for you, this is so awesome! Congrats!
Apr. 29th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats, girl! Have fun tomorrow!
Apr. 30th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
It has been quite a journey, not that it's really over. I'm proud to know you. :)
Apr. 30th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I am so amazingly proud of you, you have no idea. Nursing school along would have been an amazing accomplishment, but nursign school combined with what can only be described as a near impossible year for you....

I am just so excited to see you graduate!
Apr. 30th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You. Are. Amazing.

I'm looking forward to reading about your burning bright future!
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