We had clinical today. I had been feeling incompetent and that my instructor didn't like me. Before I went out on the floor, she pulled me aside and "wanted to talk." EEE (stomach plumenting). She said I had good book sense. I chimed in that yes, I knew that but my clinical skills needed work. She said, "Oh no. You have great clinical skills and people skills. you're going to be a great nurse. You just need to be more confident in your abilities." I was shocked! I had been so sure that I was screwing up and that I was going to be a bad nurse.
Just goes to show that we aren't always the best judge of our performance.