December 17, 2010

A Really Nice (RN) story.

So Wednesday morning was completely bittersweet. I woke up early, battled severe anxiety, was over an hour late but eventually made it in to take my nursing boards. I walked in, sat behind a blue screen, took a deep breath and thought to myself "This is it, Heather, breathe!" After 265 of the most difficult questions ever, I walked out with my heart in my stomach. Jeff drove me and waited the 3 hours for me to take my test! I got in the car and simply said "I think I need to find a new career, because I failed."

I was so angry, so upset. Jeff and I went to Quizno's for lunch, I dried my tears and as soon as we opened the door I hear the lyrics "Don't worry cuz, everything's gonna be alright." Jeff and I looked at each other and laughed under our breath. As we stood there, contemplating what to order, Jeff just held me. He said the words "everything's gonna be alright," held me tight and swayed me, right there in Quizno's.  Next we hear a song by Lenka, and I sing to Jeff "Why's the world so cruel to me?"

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After waiting the two days for my final results, I anxiously logged in to see my official fate. I closed my eyes, scared to see what it would say. When I finally had the courage to open them, I saw it: Pass. I passed? I PASSED! I am officially a Registered Nurse (RN)!! I called my family, tears streaming down my cheeks! I had my mom (and her coworkers) crying at work, my dad crying in the car. I got hugs, high fives, fun jumping up and down sessions. It's been the most amazing day!

First photo as an RN!
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So that was the big news I mentioned earlier on twitter! I'm over the moon excited and so happy to be completely finished with the road leading to my career. I'll still be working with my favorite Kindergarten class through June, so this means working two jobs (when I find one), but this is still so amazing! I've had a permanent smile all day! Have a lovely weekend everyone! Xo!

24 comments:

Kat said...

oh, congratulations! i'm so happy for you, you deserve it, honey. :)

Andrea said...

YAY! Congrats! You will make an awesome nurse!

Rachael said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BEST FRIEND!!!!! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!!!! :) :) :) LOVE YOU!!! <3

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

i've been anxious to hear about your news ever since you tweeted about it! congratulations! this is so exciting! i'm so happy for you, go eat a huge piece of that cake to celebrate! :)

Lynzy said...

Aw ! Congrats! I am Physician Assistant in the ER and I love finding people in the medical field that also blog! :)

xoLynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

MelindaJane said...

Awe, that was such a sweeeet story! I loved it so much! I'm so happy for you, CONGRATULATIONS!

That first picture is so smooth and calm looking. I love it! :)

xx
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Ashley Lind said...

I took the Respiratory boards a few years ago and I completely understand how you felt! That was one of the most stressful things I have ever had to do. It took my picture on the computer before I took it and you can see the anxiety written all over my face. Haha. Congratulations!!!!!

sherryl said...

ohhh wow, lovely. congrats <3!

Another Day Another Outfit said...

Congrats!!! I'm about to take the RN boards too and just feel so unprepared! That's so great you passed the first try!!!

Meg! said...

Aww, CONGRATS!! I'm so happy for you! You must feel so absolutely proud and accomplished. I can't even imagine. You so deserve it, you worked hard, and now you're an RN! A super well-dressed and adorable RN to boot. :) <3

Claire said...

congrats! :D

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Oh congrats Heather! That's so awesome! I know how it feels to think you did terribly at something, only to find out you didn't do so bad after all.It's such a relieving feeling! Gavin always to tell me to have faith that things will work out and I'm so glad they worked out for you. Congrats girl, I'm so proud of you :]

xx

Candid Phobic said...

Hi, congratulations on passing your board exam! I totally understand how you felt, here in the Philippines you'll know the result after two months so the waiting part almost killed me lol. Two agonizing months then thoughts were running through my mind that maybe I failed but when my friend called me up while I was attending a church mass and congratulated me, I was on cloud nine. I'm also a nurse but practicing a different profession. Congratulations again and good luck! :-)

Ashley said...

congratulations, heather! i know that is such a big deal and probably a huge relief!

500 days of Jo said...

Aww girl! Congrats! Well, seems the world is not entirely cruel to you, that's a hell of a Christmas present eheh
<3, Jo

kirstyb said...

love your outfit and the post below is lovely x

Vicki said...

that story of you and jeff warmed my heart!! so glad you passed!! congrats my dear ) xo

Michal said...

SO EXCITING!! Congrats Heather!!!!

Sophi said...

Oh my god! That's so exciting :) What an accomplishment! Yaaaayyyyyyyyyyy. You go, girl!

Ellie said...

aaw! congratulations!! xxx

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh my gosh, congrats x1012341!! That is so absolutely amazing!!

kate maggie said...

Oh my goodness Heather!! CONGRATS! Im so so so happy for you. I knew as soon as I started reading this post that it was going to end up good. Im sooo glad. You deserve all the happiness in the world girl. Eeep, if thats not the best christmas present I dont know what is!!!! xx

Shallow Mallow said...

Congrats! :D

maggeygrace said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Seriously. I'm so so happy for you:):):)