In the nick of time I've cancelled my enrollment in nursing school, returned my books and supplies and owe them nothing.
Whew! I feel so much relief and peace with this decision.
Yes, there is a touch of sadness as well; a dream not realized, but I recognize that paying $34,000, sacrificing my personal life for a year in an accelerated program, only to come out at the end without a properly accredited education would make me even sadder in the long run.
Next step? Who knows.
Happily, my employer has welcomed me back to work with open arms, I interviewed for a medical assistant position this week (not particularly hopeful that I'll be offered the position and not too sure I want it as I wasn't too impressed with either the doctor or the facility), and I am investigating other education options. This time I'll make absolutely sure I do all my homework before signing on the dotted line. I think I just got carried away with my dreams of being a nurse that I had my head in the clouds instead of keeping my feet on the ground and researching the school thoroughly. Lesson learned (who said old dogs can't learn new tricks?! ;)
The holiday weekend stretches before us with an exciting start under a blue moon tonight. We've been stepping outside to view it all evening. Such a beautiful, warm night with the crickets chirping (do they chirp?), the frogs croaking in the wetlands behind our property, and various little critters scurrying about. It was hot today (95F), but the weather promises to cool into the 80s for the remainder of the weekend which will be just right.
My sweetie asked me for a date tomorrow night! We're going out to dinner but haven't decided where yet. He was given a gift card that is good at about a half dozen local restaurants as a thank you from his boss for giving an informational presentation to his fellow employees this week. Being able to go out is a rare treat for us in this economy, so we're going to make a night of it. Maybe go for a romantic walk through the village. Maybe even a little smooching in the car. Never too old for a little flirting with each other.
Hopefully this weekend I'll have time to post a few pictures of some of the wooden bracelets I've been painting. I've decided I want to start on a different project this weekend too, so lots of plans for the holiday!
Happy Labor day all!