** I Did It ** - page 2

Whoo Hoo!!! I can't believe it! I passed the last hurdle and am now a nursing student! I start Jan 9. I left the lab exam tonight almost in tears. I felt for sure that I had failed. I felt that... Read More

  1. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Kinda funny about the GED. I quit high school in the last half of my senior year (quite a dumb move...long story) I was married very young to my first husband whenI got my GED certificate in the mail (looked like a regular diploma.) His first words were: "What are you gonna do with THAT? Hang it on the wall?" very sarcastically.
    This from a guy who did manage to graduate high school somehow, but still, after 17 years of knowing me can not spell my name......or much else for that matter. :angryfire

    These teens are gonna be the death of me, let me tell you - we have 17.5yo boy, 16yo boy, 15yo girl, and 14yo girl for teens here. What is that saying? That which does not kill you makes you stronger?
    Get earplugs or better yet, those fuzzy earmuffs and tune them out!
    How do you do it with all those kids?????? You deserve a medal!
    My ex couldn't spell either....hhmmm makes you scratch your head!
    My "new" ( married 12 years) can't spell either but has a genius math brain
    At least he is supportive of me and wouldn't think of saying something stupid like that! Those kids will grow up eventually, I am 46 and have a 7 year old to tend to. Will I ever go to nursing school???? At least you know that you are going.....keep up the good work:hatparty:
  2. by   kayel
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    These teens are gonna be the death of me, let me tell you - we have 17.5yo boy, 16yo boy, 15yo girl, and 14yo girl for teens here. What is that saying? That which does not kill you makes you stronger?
    I'd say so! You had a really busy spell there!! LOL The teen years are so fun! Our kids are more spread out and for a while there I wondered what the heck I was doing -- dealing with the older or younger ones one at a time would have seemed somehow a lot easier (but not really lol). My teens are a 19 yo son and an 18-tomorrow daughter! Then there is my 11 year old daughter at the threshold and my 7 yo son not there yet! It's getting a bit easier for the time being!

    So ..... you have accomplished something REALLY BIG and don't ever let anyone, even your family, diminish it!

    Well my ride's here so I have to skeedaddle!! Rejoice in your accomplishment!! You deserve it! xo
  3. by   luvmy2angels
    congrats!!!!!!

    welcome to the wonderful world of nursing school!!

    good luck to ya!!!




  4. by   CRNAhopefulguy
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    My 15yo daughter asked me what grade I got on my lecture final and I told her a 68 - she says sarcastically "wow, a 68%, thats something to be proud of." (she's a type A, pefectionist - straight A and nothing else is acceptable student, but still - it was very rude.) To me, that was something to be proud of considering all of the circumstances! :angryfire
    haha, i was so happy when i saw my 65, i was like, :hatparty: everyones like, oh i see. at least it made me happy to get :chuckle
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Thanks everybody! I am so excited - a little scared too!

    I appreciate you all and these forums. My husband was like "good, I told you that you could do it." and then went back to doing what he was doing.
    I wanted a big hug and a little bit of a happy celebration.
    My 15yo daughter asked me what grade I got on my lecture final and I told her a 68 - she says sarcastically "wow, a 68%, thats something to be proud of." (she's a type A, pefectionist - straight A and nothing else is acceptable student, but still - it was very rude.) To me, that was something to be proud of considering all of the circumstances! :angryfire

    So, I don't have a lot of support, and I guess maybe to someone who hasn't been through what I've been through this past semester along with having to succeed in school and all of that pressure wouldn't realize that I feel like I've actually accomplished something "big."
    I don't know, I guess I expected more of a positive reaction from my family.
    (Actually my 8yo daughter did jump up and down and scream in happiness for me, so thats something!)

    Anyhow, y'all sure understand here! Thanks again.
    Now, I get to go shopping! Shoes, stethescopes, uniforms (yuck - I think we have to wear that pepto bismal pink color BLECH!), PDA, supplies......FUN!
    You'll be pretty in pepto-pink
  6. by   Achoo!
    Congratulations, you did it!!
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Congrats :hatparty:
  8. by   lexcourben
    :hatparty: Congrats!!! :hatparty:
  9. by   Tweety
    Awesome! Congratulations!
  10. by   nsgmjr
    congrats, I dont know how you did it. The fun is just beginning. My 20 year old still gets jealous of the time i spend studying dont let the 15yr old get ya down. Good luck in nursing school.
  11. by   Lisa CCU RN
    :hatparty: congratulations! :hatparty:
  12. by   BrieRN07
    Congrats... and God Bless!!!

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