from Marge Simpsons = "Bart, don't make fun of grad students. They just made a terrible life choice."
The Great Cycles of Life: Being and Becoming ... I was a clinical nurse, my life was good, everything was easy ... but I decided to study a little bit more ....
Oh, My ....
I have to think and remind myself all the time that :
** There is an end! = yes, yes, yes! 2014 is closer than we imagine! I had to remind myself that I would get through it all.
** I have to relax! = well, when we are studying 7 days a week is very easy to become overwhelmed, but from time to time I allow myself some nights off, some movies and even quick tours here and there ...
** I am NOT alone! = definitely! We are six NP students, we share good and bad moments, we blame the system, the teachers and the papers that we have to do ... and we have some fun :-)
** I am passionate aboute my future profession = Indeed!! We have a long way to go to prove ourselves, NP is a quite recent profession in Quebec,but we can do it! We'll see what the future holds in store.
** I have a very comprehensive hubby! = He agreed and we are moving closer to Laval so I can go on foot! The app is small but it's a nice place and very cozy ... With the little money graduate students make, it is important to budget a good amount of it for the best place we can afford to live and write. That's absolutely true!
At last but but least, the most important = it's an intensive 2-year Program! Money comes and goes; life experiences stay forever. It IS a big challenge but I trust myself.