Learning to dance in the rain.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Since starting university, writing has been my outlet. Second year really threw me through a loop emotionally and I lost touch with my writing. I don’t want my writing to just be a place to vent, but a place to realize how far I’ve come.

I am now halfway through my program and my journey to become a nurse. It’s hard to believe how much I’ve changed. These past two years I’ve learned more about myself than ever. Although there have been struggles along the way, I’ve been able to realize what I need most in my life.

I have made some to tough choices, but it’s from those decisions that I can say I’m in a more peaceful place. I’ve learned that I can’t always do everything to please others, and that sometimes I need to decide whether certain relationships are ones I want in my life. I’ve decided to surround myself with people who support and inspire me. Focusing my energy on positive relationships has provided me with a feeling of peace that I haven’t experienced before. I’m tired of being let down by others, and I decided that the only way to avoid this was to distance myself from those people.

I’ve chosen to enjoy the stage I’m in. I’ve spent so much of my life planning my future, worrying about where I’m heading. Halfway through university I realize the only thing I know for sure is that I’m passionate about the career path I’ve chosen to pursue and excited for the opportunities the future has in store.

I’m going into third year with an open mind. Excited for the volunteer roles I have taken on and the chance to become more confident in my nursing role through more time working in the hospital. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and continuing to enjoy time with the amazing people in my life. I want to take every opportunity to explore new places and try new activities. This year I’m not going to let the hardships hold me back, I’m going to value them and keep on living.

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