Back to School

August 27, 2008

Today was the first day of the new school year.  I mean, that is, if you’re still into that kind of thing.  Which I’m not.  But I realized that it was the first day of the new year this morning as I pulled up to a bagel place near Westminster.  A year ago on this day I met three of my best nursing school friends at that same bagel shop prior to the beginning of our last year of nursing school.  It was an interesting coincidence that I ended up there again a year later.  This time alone.  

I had a nice breakfast.  I sat in the sun on the patio and read the paper while I ate.  I talked briefly to one of those “best nursing school friends” and she commented that she felt sad that we weren’t going back.  I had to admit that I didn’t really feel sad.  Maybe that’s because the reality of real life hasn’t really set in.  Or maybe I’m just not sad about it.  

The job search is not progressing according to my timetable, so that’s a bit annoying.  But nothing has really been going according to my timetable since school concluded in April.  So I’m doing my best to roll with it.  I’ve seen one of my closest friends stress a great deal over self-imposed timetables that she puts on her life.  Timetables that compare where she is to where others are and where she thinks she ought to be.  I constantly encourage her to stop confining and stressing herself in that way and the other day she pointed out the obvious…I do the same thing to myself.  So I’m trying to take my own advice.  I’m enjoying this time for the unique opportunities that it is affording me.  Or at least I keep reminding myself to enjoy this time for the unique opportunities that it is affording me.  Here’s to hoping that writing it out in front of myself will help it stick to my brain.

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One Response to “Back to School

  1. KipEsquire said

    “I’m enjoying this time for the unique opportunities that it is affording me.”

    At least until that student loan grace period expires…

    😉

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