Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Turning a corner...

Well it seems as though our little family has been "turning a corner" in life lately, I use that phrase because we are on the same "path" its just the "path" has now shown us a different view of where we are headed. Perhaps thats just fancy speak for "things are changing". With Kimball now back in the swing of rotations, the reality of him almost being done is beginning to sink in (thus the countdown widget addition to my blog...). I know that people who bother to read this may have grown tired of all the med school narrative awhile ago, but for so long it has defined our season of life, that now that it will be over, it's a little jarring. Make no mistake, I'm excited, but I'm still a little apprehensive of whats to come.
Another change is the calling I recently received as counselor in the Primary presidency. I'm certain our ward is full of people that are far more qualified for the job than I am, so all I can do is pray I'll be receptive to the things the Lord wants to teach me. It's always a testimony builder to feel the Lord work a change within you...things I thought I'd never find affirmation in, like the children that bore testimony on Sunday. I realized in some small way I have the chance to help those testimonies grow, both an exciting and intimidating opportunity.
I also recently felt strongly the need for me to return to school. This thought was not welcome since I'm relishing in the fact that our family can finally be rid of the "student" label soon. But I not only think its a practical decision, but one that could, in time, be very personally rewarding. I'll be the first to admit I'm not good at school, I know I'm smart enough, but I lack in the self discipline department to a degree that makes being a student difficult. Anyway I've think I've settled on the idea of pursuing a nursing degree. My mom will get a kick out of that...My grandmother is a nurse, my mother is a nurse, my brother is a physician's assistant, my sister is currently waiting to get into nursing school, my husband will soon be a physician, I thought I'd just join the crowd. No not really, I've had a number of opportunities to work in a patient care setting and I've felt its always been a good fit for me. I told Kimball I wanted to be a Labor and Delivery nurse so that I could say Mozoltov ever day...thats a good enough reason right? So now its just a matter of finding a good time to get started. I really hope I have the fortitude to stick with it.
Anyways, so here's to turning a corner in life! Knowing that if we do whats right the Lord in his infinite wisdom always directs our paths in the direction we need to go. Mozoltov!

4 comments:

Katy said...

For what it is worth I am so proud of you for deciding to go to school. I love going to school. I know it's a sickness. I think you would make an excellent nurse. I would let you be my labor and delivery nurse.

Colleen said...

Cool! Where do you want to go to school? I hear TWU has a great nursing program. Will you go in or take online classes? How much school do you lack?

Jen said...

That's a major decision...I think it's a good idea though. I totally agree with your feelings toward school...I'm smart enough, I just hate it way too much to make a good use of it...hopefully I can change this...hopefully you can you...hopefully I've used enough of the elipsis this comment.

Kathy said...

I am the same way with school, I will start school when both my kids are in school. Scary that that is not very far away!