Orcas Island

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
It became clear by Wednesday while we were vacationing on Orcas Island that the right decision for our family was for me to postpone going to school. It was a really stressful term, and although I knew it would be hard, I hadn't really considered the effect it might have on my relationship with Landon, and I definitely didn't realize how important our family time together in the evenings & on weekends was to a healthy family. I was always gone last term. As soon as Landon walked in the door, I had to either leave for class or lab, or to study. Weekends I was gone from morning until night. It was crazy, and extremely intense. I wasn't too much fun to be around, due to all the stress of the term. I was so determined, though, and wanted to finish. Unforunately, I had to come to the realization along with Landon that the sacrifices that were made for my ambition to pursue nursing school were too great, and I was left with little choice but to drop out for the sake of my family.

You can imagine what a difficult decision this was for me. The night we made the decision, I felt like I didn't know what my next step would be. If nursing didn't work out, should I pursue another path in the meantime, or should I focus on family & not supplement my life right now with other goals and ambitions? I felt like I was up against a wall, and unsure of where to go next.

Well, there was a higher plan in all of this. The next day, I had the answer I needed, which not only solidified the decision to postpone nursing school, but showed me what the next step in my life journey would be.

See tomorrow's entry for more details.



Anonymous said...

I was kind of scared when I gave you the advice to go ahead and quit for now as you wanted it so bad, you did so very well, got really good grades, and I knew you were struggling with the decision~~~but God "always knows BEST!!" Mom

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