This nursy plays dirty and does it with pain...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Yes Ma'm!!!

Yep!!! I did it!!! I even have a library card to prove it, besides the receipts, of course. What am I talking about??? I am officially enrolled, officially a student... AGAIN!!! I even started my financial investment to the educational system AGAIN... not cheap, that's for sure.

Last year, my one and only child graduated from college. His father and I helped him out from the beginning to the end. He did not have to work while going to school. He graduated without any debt to pay back. I have been kind of waiting around and see if he would come to his final decision of going back to school for his master's degree. He decided to wait a little while on that. He wants to be a little more stable in the "adult world". And when I heard that, I started thinking about me... remembering that the last time I was in school was in 1998 for my second bachelor in science degree - in nursing.

I have been checking around for programs. Two weeks ago, I emailed the director of a program and she emailed back with a response that I could be in the program that is starting August 20 if I drive up for the last orientation day which was 8 days ago. And I dragged a co-worker/friend with me to the wine country where the campus is at. It was amazing how things just evolved in seemingly whirlwind fashion. Before I knew it, I was accepted in the program at the end of that day in a promise that I will submit this and that paper work.

And so I bribed my ex-supervisors/friends to sign letters of recommendations for me. I started scribbling my essay. I looked for my college transcripts. All at the same time, I have been subjecting myself to several job interviews.I even started formulating some plans for my future life when school starts and some 1 1/2 jobs along with that. Yep, I can see me without any social life!!!

So, yesterday, after 2 hours and 45 minutes of driving in the ever so famous Bay Area traffic, I spent all day at the campus. And all those feelings came back. It might sound strange but I like that atmosphere, I like school, I like studying, I like the academia' deal. I did not mind at all that I was running back and forth to the book store, library, registration office, nursing department and all over the campus.

For the next two years I will be tackling my master's degree program... oh la la!!!

4 comments:

elyani said...

... and it just goes to show, no one is ever too old to fullfill their dreams. Good luck, girlfriend!

momoftwo said...

Wow!!! Sounds like fun :) So in 2 yrs we'll see NursyE, MSN then ARNP? How excitingg!!

Good luck, I know you will do great!

NursyE said...

I am thinking maybe my knight in shining armor would save me and take me away from my insanity... hehehe!!!

We'll see, at least for two years I will be away from troubles... won't have time to get in them.

Let's see about this title. My title now if I use it... (I never use it)
E. M. RNc, CCRN, CEN, PHN, BSN

So when I finish..

Well, I will wait to figure it out...

Belle said...

good for you E! you are officially a student again! nice feeling huh, rubbing elbows with the young and the restless...hehe.

when does classes start or has it started already? always on the look-out for those hunkies with cute buns-buns..hehe.