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Sunday, January 23, 2011

When You Really Put it Into Perspective

I'm proud of all I have accomplished. Put together my personal and some private struggles/battles, I have overcome a lot. My whole life from day one has honestly been a struggle. Things never came easy for me. I had to fight every step of the way to accomplish what I wanted. I have to study. I can't just walk into a class and pass without doing so. I may study really hard for a B where some else barely studies for an A. I'm a smart person, but I work for what I achieve.

I never thought I would make it to where I am today. I got married very young and well my life went a different way. I became a mom and at that point I never knew if I would do anything else with school. I did however. I did it more than I ever thought I would! I went back to school and got into the nursing school I wanted on the first try. During the middle of all that I was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. I could have let the cancer get me down and say "well I tried". I doubt anyone would have argued with me. They would probably agree. I had already made those goals and had the dreams though so I did not let it stop me. I went back yet again, finished up all the required courses and then went on to nursing school. I have just this year left. I am a senior now in my first semester. I will have the summer off then begin my final semester. I'm looking forward to graduation day! I need to focus on NOW but it's hard. I managed to overcome all of the obstacles life has thrown at me. Believe me when I say there are so many.

The point of this post isn't so much to pat myself on the back but to say if I can do it, anyone can. If you are thinking of going back to school, DO IT. It is very rewarding. It is never bad to further educate yourself. No matter what you decide to do or how many classes you decide to take, the point is just getting yourself out there and showing yourself you can do it. It's something I will never regret. As for the pat on the back, maybe just a little bit.