Sunday, February 15, 2009

Six Months

Six months. That's officially (as of today) how long I have left in anesthesia school. That's how long it will be before I can work for pay again. That's how long it will be before I can really feel rested again. That's how long it will be before I can read a regular book without feeling guilty for doing so.

When I started this thing, more than two years ago, I went from the top of my game as a critical care nurse and nursing supervisor to the bottom of the ladder, starting all over again. And it's tough to go back to being a student - it's tough to go from being the resource person for everyone in the hospital to being the least knowedgeable person in the room. It's stressful to move out of your comfort zone and to start a new career path, and it's stressful to take on a massive challenge like this when I could have been reaping the benefits of my first degree. And now I'm just six months from the finish line.

Six months... it seems like an eternity. And yet, I know that the time will pass, probably faster than I think it will. There is light at the end of this tunnel. At this point, though, I can't convince myself that that light isn't a TRAIN! :)


Wolfie said...

Ahhhhhhh.... yes, the time will pass much quicker than you think.

I am rooting for ya! This is quite an endeavor and you should be proud of what you've accomplished and how far you've come!!!



Terri said...

Thanks, Wolfie - you're sweet! :)

pb&j in a bowl said...

The time will pass by crazy fast. Good luck!

Daisy said...

Hang in there! You'll make it. It will be worth the effort, I'm sure. :D