Dec 28, 2012

So that's what's been going on?

Image: Rachel Towne/Stockvault

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?

19 comments:

  1. That's always the way of it isn't it??
    Congrats on your Nursing program...that's awesome!

    This year I am really focusing on my business and growing it. Last year was my first year in business and with anything new there is a learning curve so now it's on to making it grow!
    Yeah 2013!!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Hey Lanaya! Thanks for the congrats. Sounds like you have your focus for the next year. I wish you all kinds of success with your business in 2013!

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  2. Wow, Congrats. I remember going back to school like it was yesterday. It was hard but challenging. Like you failure was not a option for me either. You will do great!!

    In 2013 will be a change for me. We are still trying to remodel our 100 year old farm house and Baby Keller will be arriving in June. We have a lot to get done before the baby arrives for its room is one of the rooms that is being remodeled and it currently is our junk room. Oh, now my head is spinning.

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    1. Hi Christi! Thanks for the vote of confidence--I really need it now :). You have quite a lot going on yourself doll, and that head spinning thing is really catching isn't it? Take care of yourself and that sweet baby you're carrying. I hope to catch updates of your remodel!

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  3. New follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to get to know you more :) Have a great day!
    Rachel
    http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Rachel and welcome! Looking forward to knowing you better and having you around here :). Have a great weekend hun!

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  4. Congratulations on getting into the program! Hawaii will still be there when you get out. :)

    I'm working on my final degree, and hubby's working a a BS, so we know all about changing plans to fit school. Lots of luck to you in the new year and with the program too!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words:). I'm hoping we can make Hawaii a nice summer vacation/graduation trip in the future. It's nice to know others have successfully juggled life/school too. Have a great weekend!

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    2. Congratulations on getting into the Nursing Program! I am SURE you'll do well! What a great start to a new year, and a bang up ending to the old one!

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  5. Happy New Year!I love your blog. I found you through Aloha Blog Hop. Stop by and say hi if you get a minute. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lenetta! I'll do that :).

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  6. Congrats on getting into the nursing program! Good luck, hope it goes well. :) It stinks the sacrifices you have to make for school, I had to pass up a trip to Mexico, but I think it's worth it in the end!!

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    1. Hi there Camille! Thanks so much for your well wishes. It does stink to give up some of the more fun plans for school, but it is definitely worth it in the end! Take care. :)

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  7. new follower from the blog hop! hope to keep in touch <3 Christin

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    1. Hi and welcome! So nice to have you here. Looking forward to having you around and reading your comments here! :)

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  8. Congratulations, Shawn!! So very happy for you!!

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  9. Congratulations on the nursing program!! It's a great opportunity. Good to have back up babysitters. Have hope, it WILL work out! :) Positivity

    I hope you're having a great week and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. Thanks for the positive vibes Jean! I'll link up for the Aloha Friday hop as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for asking and hope you have a great day. :)

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