Let’s Go! The countdown is on I have an unconditional offer to start adult nursing in September. 4 months away. Well honestly more like 5, as freshers week is the 10th of September, 140 days away. My problem at the moment is what to do with myself, unlike my younger nurse to be’s I don’t have the typical exam season, I am not currently hitting the books. Although I think maybe I should? Should i break out my old notes, the ones I had a campfire for, over 5 years ago. I have been out of education for a year, will it impact me? or is it just like riding a bike?
I am currently working in healthcare, that experience is definitely going to help. I still just want to scream at the world to just hurry up, I am eager to start. I suppose the main problem I have I am in limbo until further notice. This limbo is not just with my professional life, but it is extending over into my private life, I just keep putting everything off until September but will I look back and think those 5 months were wasted? I certainly hope not and that is why at 6:27pm on Sunday 23rd April 2017 I am pledging to not waste 5 months and delete the saying i’ll do it later from my vocabulary.
A nurse to be
So this post is all about me…I don’t know where to start, you can tell from the domain nursing is going to be mentioned. My hopes for this platform is to let it all out, my hopes, dreams, aspirations, fears, worries and struggles.
I start my nursing journey in September 2017, and honestly I am scared. Nurses get a lot of shit, literally and figuratively. The NHS (National Health Service) has a shortage of nurses, my fear is I will not be able to survive in a hospital that is understaffed, that is if I survive university. I am scared of messing up, of not being good enough, of letting my mum down (that fear is irrational, if you knew my mum). Fear is a funny thing, it can creep up and just remains for me. I have this image of fear just circling all around me, never leaving. I think it remains as I pretend to be fine, that I am not scared, but overall I am. Only time will tell.
Facts about me
- I am ginger
- I will be classed as a mature student in university (I am 22 for crying out loud!)
- I am 3 Siblings (All younger)
- I am English but living in Scotland.
- I live alone (Adulting is hard, suppose that’s why i make use of mum’s couch)
- I sat for 15 minutes trying to think of more facts, I’ll get back to you.
You might be wondering what this blog will be about, It could just end up just being one of millions of blogs on the internet, well I suppose it all ready is. This blog will be my creative outlet, a way of putting it out there. Over the next four years it will feature my nursing journey and my life as I grow some more, there is always room for improvement!!