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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Change is in the Air.

Every so often, I feel chapters open and close at the different seasons. In our house, we are getting ready for some big changes.

I am getting ready to graduate nursing school. It's been so crazy trying to prepare for my boards and jump through all the hoops for my licensure.

You know my love for countdowns.

We are also getting ready to move. Life of the military, we only live in a place for 3 years. Charleston was our first assignment, and i'm now getting anxious leaving. Not just because of the move, but because of what the move will mean. I will be a nurse at our new place and actually responsible for people's lives. Scary. I know this is something that i've been working toward for the past 2 years, but it's always been a distant goal.

Matt will be changing jobs in the AF. Weird. Which will change the dynamic of when he'll be home. He will be traveling a lot more.  With this being said, we've also been putting more thought into our family, who knows when that will happen.. but it's definitely in the foreseeable future.

Most of all (in the present) I'll be leaving another awesome support system, my friends. My friends that i've made around town as well as my nursing family. The family that always picked me up through 2 deployments and anytime I needed a pep talk.

This is one chapter that will be hard to close.

Change can mean so many things. It also means that sometimes we have to let go. I'm not so good with this part of change. Robin Williams. This man was a huge part of my growing up in the 90's. I'm having a hard time getting used to the idea that this man will no longer be a part of this world. After my clinical in psychiatry, I witnessed depression and substance abuse, and I've realized these people feel isolated from the world. Isolated from their loved ones. They feel like no one can save them, not even themselves. It's really scary when you sit and think about it. A lot of people don't understand how debilitating these mental illnesses are. I only hope that people will try to understand before passing judgment.

This quote truly spoke to me.

I don't usually do posts like this. However, I feel that my last clinical forever changed me. I have seen a different side of people that I can't unsee these days. I look a little deeper before passing judgement. I'd love to say that i'll never pass judgement, but let's be honest... that'll never be true. 

Change has definitely influenced my life yet once again. Just another one of the reasons that I love being in my late twenties. Growing is such a huge part and i'm embracing it. 

I hope that you embrace change today too. 

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