When I returned to Instagram, I told you all that my game plan was to finish my bsn and then apply to us medical schools. I feel that I’ve been rather quiet these past few months about updating you guys and keeping you in the loop. Part of the reason was because I was still so unsure of this plan of mine. And really insecure about it, too. I wasn’t sure I could handle it emotionally (to go back to square one). One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is this: learning to UNDERSTAND the definition of insanity. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. I think I’ve finally come to terms with this new game plan. And being able to finish this term with a 4.0 gave me that little boost of confidence that I can be strong. And suck it up. And finish the damn thing. My program is accelerated and since I’m a returning student, I will be graduating SOON. Being in the hospital, starting my clinical rotations, engulfing myself with new material, new mentors, new friends, and looking at medicine from a whole new perspective will build me into a better doctor in the future. Dnp, crna, md, do- doesn’t even matter. I will be prepared for anything. And I can sleep at night knowing that I have a solid degree and career under my belt to fall back on if need be. This is MY journey. And I’m finally in a place where I can be confident and SURE of my decision. So I’m ready to be a little more open with you all. I’m excited to take you on this nursing to doctor journey! Also- I’m so grateful for all of the BEAUTIFUL nursing friends in this community who have given me SO much support and strength and wisdom. It takes a tribe to carry you through your path in life. But never forget that YOU are in charge of your destiny. (Is that enough Lion King type monologuing for you? Lol!!) love you all so much!