Well the countdown has begun. August 18th is the last day of classes and August 26 is the official date of graduation !! Ourt actual graduation ceremony and dinner isn't until Sept. 10th. 4 long years and the time has come. I never thought it would get here sooo quickly !! It seems like just yesterday I started going to school, and 2 years ago I started the program, and now it's drawing to a close.
i don't even know what to feel. I am happy I am at the end, nervous about taking the registry, sad to say goodbye to all the friends I have made in school, sad to say goodbye to the wonderful teachers, who have also become friends, that I have had. I am also scared to death to look for a job. I have worked as a vet tech my whole life and it is very scary to me to now to be looking for a whole different job in a whole different field. Even though I have been training for this the last 2 years it is still very daunting for someone my age to make such a drastic change in their lives.
Scout...You'll be OK. Think of your educational journey this way.
You are about to perform your first solo concert. You are standing on the stage of your chosen career behind the curtain of life that hides you from your first ever performance. You can hear the low level chatter of the audience waiting in anticipation of your appearance. You have practiced for this moment for four years of your life. You know every line by heart, still you feel the butterflies, the nagging doubt, can I do this?
Now there no more time to think. The curtain opens, the stage lights shine on you, your audience claps in anticipation of your performance. All that you have trained for is now on display...You begin your performance. Your training takes over and you fall into a comfortable rhythm. The butterflies in your stomach turn into eagles that soar above you and into your audience. Your performance spellbinds all those before you. You finish your performance all too soon and as the last reverberation of your performance fades, the theater falls silent. For a brief moment you wonder if you have failed, but one pair of clapping hands turns into two pair then three pair, a dozen, twenty, one hundred, the entire audience stands to their feet and continues to honor you with their applause! It is now that you know. You have succeded!!
Damn, I need to write a novel!
You can't win if you don't play the game -- Me!
All cruelty stems from weakness -- Seneca
Sometimes a dog is as good as any man -- Bell/Houser
So I should think of my educational journey as something Frightening? lol ... you are telling the most introverted person on earth to pretend they are on stage, ready to perform in front of a gazillion people. THAT would never happen, in a million years !!! Not even pretending that the audience was in their underwear, which when I am in the hospitals, is like 60% of the people I X-Ray.
Good luck and I wish you the best. I moved up in my career 10 years ago, and it was very scary to be "the boss", but I am so happy and now beginning another degree, same field but a more advanced degree.
You can always take classes and keep in touch with the friends you made. Maybe create a Facebook page so you all can keep in touch and support one another.
What career did you choose?
Also, I have been trying to figure out your picture since you changed it. I give up, can you tell me what is in front of the person in your thumbnail? Thanks.
He is your friend, partner, defender, your dog. You are his life, love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
I went back to school to become an X-Ray techonologist. I like it but some days, like yesterday lol, I just get a nervous pit feeling about it all. On Tuesday I have a test that will determine whether or not I will be graduating. That's not even the National test I have to take to get my license which I will be taking at the end of August. It is all very nerve wracking lol.
My avatar pic is a pic of my dad. He was asked awhile back to participate in a photo shoot for a martial arts magazine and it was one of the zillion pictures they shot that ended up in the final cut. Here is a link to a bigger pic of it
Passed the test today ..... ashamed to say barely though. One of my teachers said not to worry too much, that they make this test much harder than the real registry exam so they know if we pass this we will be fine on the real one. Of course that doesn't mean I can quit studying. My other teacher gave me her home phone number and told me if I wanted a breakdow of how I did in each area of the test I can call her later tonite and she will tell me. I plan on calling so that I know how to narrow down my focus appropriately. It is really hard to study 2 years worth of stuff for just 1 test. Just don't know where to concentrate my effort.
3 more days of clinical rotations, and the exit interview in 2 weeks and school will officially be over.