Sunday, April 7, 2013

It Is Only Just The Beginning...

So...I am going back to school...I applied and have been accepted... On May 28, I start the first leg of my journey to become a nurse. 
If you follow me on instagram or twitter (if you don't, you are missing out) you will remember me trying to decide what to wear last week for school interviews...for two nursing schools.  I wanted to dress professionally, but still show some of my personality through my outfit... I must have tried on 5 or 6 different outfits before I settled on this one...

Pants-Gap/Blazer-Target/Shoes-Kenneth Cole/Jewelry-Girlshop, Old Navy, H&M

The decision to go back to school was not a small one, for me, or my family. After these last few months of not working, I felt there was a giant void that I needed to fill.  I had to stop the echoing of all my fears an neurosis that had been lounging around. I felt like I had this opportunity in front of me to try something new... I had been going to school for or working in TV production and advertising since 1995 and now there was this chance to start a new path... When I was a kid, I always said that work-wise I never wanted to buy something or sell something, I wanted to do things for people...all my bright eyed optimism as a child was amazing.  So, I have decided nursing school is my journey with a stop at CNA...then LPN...and finally RN....the trip should take about 2 1/2 years...wow...


On Friday, I had an interview and placement testing for the summer Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program, the first step for schooling.  I have not taken a test of any academic sort since 1998, so I was a little nervous about the math and science portion of the entrance exam...but no worries, I passed and was accepted!  I am just giddy thinking about what the future holds... I am just so excited to go back to school and learn...

What I wore for my interview and testing

  Pants, blazer-Gap/Shirt-LOFT, Shoes-Akira/Jewelry-Old Navy, Macy's, F21


I know it is going to be hard...going to school, taking and picking up the boys from school, studying and finding time to breath, but I know that this is the right thing to do.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Congratulations! I'm excited for you!

Style Journey said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. You will be a great nurse :)

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! What an exciting new chapter in your life! Also, the pink pants out - - swoon! So much awesomeness!

Claire said...

Congratulations. That's such a huge decision and very exciting! You looked fabulous. Especially love that outfit you wore to take the test. But that jacket you wore to interviews is fab too!!! Again, I think it's really great that you're doing this and serving others!

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Heather said...

I absolutely love that floral blazer - and THAT IS AMAZING! Good for you!!! Now go celebrate :)

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caffeinerd said...

Very exciting! Congratulations! My cousin went back for nursing (through Loyola?) after being an accountant for years. I've always felt the same...I love working with people (kids) and can't imagine something else.