Today, I worked with my sweet friend, Margaret. I absolutely love her. We have a lot in common. She's my age, has an insanely cute little boy around Grayson's age and another baby on the way. She is almost finished with nursing school, and I am so happy for her. She will be a fantastic nurse.
Margaret is also a Christian. She is one of those people who can walk into a room, and just her presence alone makes you want to be a better person. She's always smiling, has an amazing attitude, and handles stress with such grace. I truly believe there are very few people in the world like her.
We were talking about my plans for nursing school, and I realized that I really didn't have any solid plans. Honestly, I feel a little lost and very confused as to what I have left to do, and even where I want to go.
I think I'm scared. Nursing school is no joke. It's hard. It's exhausting. It consumes a HUGE amount of your time. I think because I know my limits, I know that working full time is out of the question for me while going through nursing school.
I am so thankful for Nick's job. It will allow me to go to school without having to worry about working full time. We will certainly have to be more conservative with our finances, but we can definitely afford it. For the past few years, my excuse for not tackling school head on was the fact that we couldn't afford for me to work part time or prn.
On day one, my challenge was no more excuses. By the end of next week, I hope to meet with an academic advisor and finalize my plans for nursing school. There is no reason that I shouldn't. I really don't have anymore excuses.
God has always always always provided for us, even when it seemed hopeless. He has always been faithful. I look back to the past couple of years when we were basically surviving on my income, and I have no idea how we did it. I know that over the next couple of years, He will continue to provide for us.
Margaret offered me a lot of encouragement today, and she really made me think. I am so thankful for people like her who make me strive to be a better person.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11