There are a few reasons of a why a blog post is necessary at this time.
FIRST - I would like to give a shout out to for redesigning my blog. It needed some remodeling, and Kim knows what she's doing with blogs! I love it! I consider that talent.
SECOND - reason why a blog post is necessary: It's March 25th, 2013 and there is 9 inches of snow outside. I needed to record that date, and that is kind of how I view blogging. A place where you can go back and see important dates, pictures, stories, memories, milestones, etc. 9 inches of snow in almost April = memory.
THIRD - with that being said, I really have been wanting to get back into blogging. It has really gotten away from me this year. I think I said this in my last post, but this is a huge year of transition and I am constantly being reminded of that. I journal, but I think blogging is a little different. Lindsay started a blog, and I read it (obviously). She has just reminded me of the importance of sharing what's going through my mind. I just want others to be able to hear what it's like. To get ready to leave a place you have grown to call home and return to a place that has been your home your whole life but just feels so different now. To be able to read the highs and the lows. Know that it isn't always laughing and dancing, but it also doesn't have to be a solemn and morbid all the time.
FINALLY - I made a countdown. I don't like to count down the days to pretty much anything. I have only counted down the dates to this past spring break and now until graduation. I try really hard to embrace the present and not long for another season of life and what not. However, I think this transition is a little different, and because it does hold a lot of different emotions, I want to be reminded that it's coming. I don't want to push it off because I don't want to process it, and I can see myself doing that. I also want to be excited for myself. I have 1 month, 1 day, 23 hours, and 36 minutes left of school and nursing school that is - that's a big deal!!! All I have ever known is school! I am getting down to the last MONTH, and then I get to finally be a nurse (disregarding the looming concept of the NCLEX). I want to be excited, because I think that is an accomplishment and so should all the other seniors. So I will keep counting down. I don't need to look at it all the time, but as I run from meeting to meeting or finish up assignments in these last few weeks, I may need a little reminder sometimes. So it will just be on my phone when I need it.
Here's to hopefully many more posts in the next 1 month, 1 day, and 23 hours.