Time you enjoy wasting…

…is not wasted time

I seriously never thought this time would come. It’s very strange and I’m almost positive it hasn’t hit me yet. I’m done with my undergraduate classes–heck, I’m done with school! The hours upon hours of memorizing, thousands of pages of reading, all-nighters, entire days spent in lecture halls, millions of printed slides, posters, presentations, CAREPLANS–done? Just like that? wtf.

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Last week’s pinning ceremony which marks the transition from student nurse to professional nurse

While I definitely was able to squeeze in many good times and memories, my college experience was often challenging with a rigorous and time consuming major. With an end in site, I’m finally able to look back on all the tremendous work, dedication and commitments I’ve made. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve given myself enough credit. The perfectionist in me always saw good as the opportunity to do better and I was often blinded my the achievements I’d earned. With my new perspective, I see the person I was when I started nursing school, all that I’ve done, and the person I’ve grown to be. And you know what? I feel damn proud. 

So what’s a girl to do when she has nothing to do? Well aside from the NCLEX board exam prepping (or not) and occasional job search, I’m just basking in the glory of doing everything I always want to do when I don’t have the time! In all honesty, I thought about being bored for a second since most of my friends are still finishing up classes and prepping for finals as we approach graduation in 2 weeks. But I snapped out of that quickly when I realized my days could be spent hiking and enjoying the beautiful spring weather, updating myself on my favorite blogs/research interests/Netflix and experimenting with fun recipes/DIY projects. I can pretty much put money on the fact that I will never have a time quite like this again. I don’t want to waste any of this time that I GET to waste 🙂

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The earth has music for those who listen–Santayana

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2 Responses to Time you enjoy wasting…

  1. fannypacks99 says:

    well said jan…just one more day and I’ll be joining you 😀 we’ve made so many plans over the years that we never carry through and now’s the time to do them (instead of stressing over the unknown!)

  2. Adriana says:

    Nothing ever changes unless one gets to realize and understand.
    Sooo glad for you–


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