Will self-destruct in 5 seconds...Blaaaphth! hehe opps.
But seriously...today was hectic! I was actually having some seconds thoughts of logging in today because I have an endless to do list for school, but somehow I feel like I need to detach (even for a moment) and relax -- so here I am!
Besides, Rach's excitement in hearing about my orientation is infectious -- so I couldn't wait to let you all know what happened today :)
The orientation started at 8am this morning, which I had to wake up around 6:00am and I was on the road by 6:45am. It was a 5 1/2 hour orientation --- the longest one I have in my whole life lol
It's pretty much the meet and greet session, hospital policies, safety, patient confidentiality, uniform, textbooks, and all other pertinent information we all need to know for clinicals and the program.
We had free lunch (yay!) from Subway
Some 3rd semester nursing students made a presentation about being a member of NSNA (National Student Nurses' Association) and brought some yummy cupcakes (almond and strawberry flavored cakes with either chocolate or vanilla frosting) for the group.
Oh NSNA you had me at strawberry cupcake with chocolate frosting --- I'll sign up on whatever you want me to sign up for that cupcake!
I must have signed my name on 20 different pages of paperwork -- My hand was starting to cramp!
Filling out the forms and putting the title student nurse seems surreal. I truly cannot believe that I am finally here.
It seemed like it was only yesterday I decided to shift gears in my career path and started taking my pre-requisites. I thought to myself (in that moment) how far I still need to go and how long of a wait I had to do from applying and getting accepted in the RN program.
That day finally arrived and the reality sinked in while I sat there at orientation.
It feels like a page is turning and a new chapter in my life is about to begin.
I am beyond humbled and grateful to be given a chance to seek my dreams. I have my fiance and God to be thankful for that.
The ball is on my court now and it's up to me to make use of this opportunity to better myself and the life of those close to my heart.
I am ready to work hard.
When it comes to Life, I truly believe that there is no such thing a luck. Luck is merely being prepared when opportunity knocks on your door.