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I was already intensely busy during December, no different than most folks. However, I had an interesting turn of events that has sent me scrambling, and that has already put me in a tailspin. I've been taking baby steps, with hopes of eventually getting my Master's degree in Nursing. I've even toyed with the idea of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. So I was thrilled to be invited to start the nursing program I've been waiting to enter, in mid-January 2013!
Since accepting the invitation, I've been running around like crazy--gathering this and filling out that. I'm completely excited and, at the same time, completely stressed due to all the upcoming changes. I will most likely be leaving my job in January so that I can concentrate on school. We won't even be able to go to Hawaii as we planned to do next October. I'm super sad about that!
I've been working to set up a babysitter and backup sitters. I'm questioning whether or not I can do this--I know I can--failure is just not an option, but I'm vacillating between confidence and absolute terror. I've been through a nursing program before--I know what I'm walking into this time, but this is what I've been waiting to do, and I finally have my chance.
So I'm ready for this next step, and wanted to fill you guys in. I'm trying to get my brain out of overdrive, but nothing seems to work. If I could, I would take my head off and sit it on my desk for just a little while. If I knew that would turn my brain off--while I regroup--I would absolutely do it! So now my 2013 has already been mapped out quite differently from anything I planned. But isn't that life? What are your plans for the upcoming new year?