My secrets out! I made it!

No Reason to Hide Anymore

I have been hiding a secret for awhile that I can finally share. I am so excited to announce that I am becoming a full time, live in the dorms, nursing program college student. I finally made it into Nursing School and accepted for the school of my choice. I have been working hard to get another degree with long hours after work and taking standardized tests. Taking the time to study while at work or even running errands, taking care of family.

Who says yes or no?

I have applied for several programs and have received both yes and no’s. The procress of preparing to go to school can be gruly. Most of the students in class with me are younger than my daughter. Having to learn a new way of doing labs online and interact with other through a computer monitor could create challenges. Working full time and going to school to do my pre-requisites while trying to juggle my life. Changing priorities and many sleepness nights. Was I kidding myself trying to keep up with others?

Cooking Chemistry at my kitchen table.

I remember one school that I applied to, I missed the admissions by 1/2 point. When I called to ask why, I was told I didn’t get the 1/2 point because I don’t live in the county the school was located in. Talk about a punch in the gut. I kept pushing on. As I looked at different programs, I would have to switch gears to get on track for that program. Standardized test would change, test scores required, deadlines. I was even told by people in my life that I wasn’t going to go anywhere.

I almost threw in the towel with all of the changes of requirements. I will be honest, I was receiving more no’s than yes. I didn’t want to jump on the first yes. Even when I applied for a local program, the whole process seemed skewed. When I received my nursing application letter, I wanted to capture it candidly. You can see this hit me in the middle of a day off when I was trying to catch up on laundry and other household chores. Here is the candid conversation on my letter.

Things have certainly changed in my life and I will be documenting nursing school. I will be moving temporarly from my home in South Carolina out west to attend school. College will be transforming me into a dorm living, sleep deprived, caffeine guzzling (well, some things won’t change). That’s right, I am moving into the dorms with students younger than my own daughter.

She believed she could and she did!

Life will be shifting for me very quickly but I want to document this adventure. I know that I am not the only person who has been told no or had other people doubt them. I am here to say we can make it. Next stop: Prepping for nursing school.


  1. Rena

    June 11, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Congratulations!!!🎈🍾🎊🎉I am so happy for you! Keep me posted.

    1. Jenn

      June 14, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you! It’s been a long time coming. I can’t wait!

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