It’s hard to believe that in 2 months I’ll be walking across the stage to collect my university degree and officially entering into the adult world…this is a scary, nerve-wracking, but exciting time in my life. A huge time of transition. What’s different about me now vs. me when I was off to university, is … Continue reading A new chapter of my life.
This quote has been my motivation throughout nursing school. I have it hanging on my bulletin board, so every time I feel like giving up on studying for an exam or find it tough to get out of bed for those early morning clinical shifts, I remind myself why I’m doing this. That I’m pursuing … Continue reading Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect. Sitting here on my balcony, wrapped in a cozy blanket, looking out at the gorgeous colourful trees…I feel thankful. This is a feeling I often forget to feel. Lately I have found myself wrapped up in the stress of nursing school and doing a lot of complaining. This … Continue reading Thankful.
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore” – William Faulkner It’s hard to believe that in less than a month I’ll be going back to school for the last time (for a while, at least). I’m in my fourth year of nursing school, which feels so … Continue reading New horizons.
Over the past few weeks I have made some big changes. I recently finished my third year of nursing school and accepted that I am completely burnt out. For the past five years, I have spent my summers working as many hours as possible to save up money to pay for school. I started each … Continue reading Accepting the burnout.
Camp Ooch. Where do I even begin? There are so many reasons why it my favourite place in the world. The past two summers I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity of volunteering at camp in Muskoka and each time I love it more and more. Camp Oochigeas is a camp for children … Continue reading A magical place.
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 … Continue reading Learning to dance in the rain.
Making it appear that you have everything put together, is way easier than admitting you still have things to work on. Over the past year my goal was to learn more about myself. In doing so I thought that I would become more confident, however looking into myself was much more difficult than I anticipated. … Continue reading Things aren’t always what they seem.
Stress is caused by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of not fitting in. Fear of instability. There are so many things that we fear on a daily basis, but fail to admit to ourselves or even identify as fears in the first place. As a result of the fears we carry, we feel stressed, anxious, … Continue reading Fear.
“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own ” – Oprah Before university, I was the last person to preach me time. Throughout my teenage years I considered myself an extrovert. I got my energy from other people and I felt insecure being alone. … Continue reading Me time.
The older I get, the more I realize that it’s so important to cherish every moment. I must remember to take in a deep breath whenever I feel myself getting caught up in the moment and find my centre. There are so many little things in life to enjoy – delicious food, friendly strangers, beautiful … Continue reading Enjoy the small things.