It takes a village

And a patient one at that.

I am in Nursing School.  (booya)

I started last week (8.29.11) and have so far had three tearful meltdowns.  During these I questioned if I knew what I wanted….what I am capable of…..if I deserve this…..if I should run away….etc…..  I questioned it all!  And it was only the first week of school!!!  

I questioned so much, I was left with a little sack of putty for a brain.  I no longer knew my own name or whether or not I had showered that day [not].

Thankfully, I have a village. 

Yes, my mysterious internet friends, I have a village.

My village is filled with the coolest villagers I can imagine! Way better than the creepy (un)settlers in the M. Night Shyamalan movie.  

They range from my loving family all the way to an incredibly energetic workout instructor.  So big ups some props to the following people:

Mama / John / Whit / Dad / Tanya / Melissa / Jenna / Danae / Meghan / Kristen @TMCC / Tracy / Tuesdays / Thursdays / Carpools / Zoey / God / Bibo’s Baristas / RoomMen (they’re all dudes, so there is no point being ambiguous about it) 

Over the last week and a half these people have been encouraging, enduring long stretches of crying and mumbles, shot my brain full of endorphins, done the dishes [intentionally], shared leftover pizza [unintentionally], talked me off of metaphorical cliffs, supported my decisions and reminded me who I am and what I am capable of.

Yes indeedy, it takes a village to raise a nursing student.  Well, at least it does to raise a Courtney.  

Sometimes, life feels harder than it is and it is easy to lose perspective.  When this happens, I fail to see the color in the world.  It seems difficult and it is all in black and white.  With a solid village in place, my world is in technicolor, it is psychedelic, it is as colorful as Paul Simon’s Kodachrome photos, it is like an acid trip it has so much color!  

And I have to say, the color is definitely worth seeing.  This psychedelic world of ours is too beautiful to pass up.  

Welp, I am off to read some super cool stuff.  Until next time anonymous blog readers / babies playing on a keyboard who accidentally hit this page.



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