My first and last summer
And now, I have the summer off. June through September with nothing left to worry about except the few odds and ends of life, and whether my pale skin might actually be able to hold a tan without burning to a crisp. But it’s also my last summer. After September, I’m a full-time-licensed- working NURSE! And as excited I am about it, I’m realizing that this is the last stretch of time in my life without being fully employed or in school. I’m excited to start something new, but equally nostalgic about summers past.
Not only that, and this may sound trivial, but this is the first “back to school” season where I am not rushing out to Office Depot to grab all my school supplies! One of my favorite end-of-summer past times is getting ready for the year ahead (ok, yes, I am the nerd who likes going back to school). And for the first time, there are pens on sale and I’m not there buying them!
It’s the summer of last hurrahs, and I’m doing my best to make it 100% worth it. So far, so good. I’m focusing on enjoying the time with family and friends, some much needed catching up after the craziness of nursing school, and the craziness of working-nurse life that is to come.
I'm a brand new, full-fledged, fresh-out-of-school RN! And better yet, I landed the job of my dreams working with children. I love what I do, and while everyday on the job is a new (and sometimes scary) experience, I'm taking it all in - absorbing everything I can about this amazing profession we all fell in love with.
By Ani Burr, RN