As the beginning of senior year has commenced for students in various programs here on the Bullhead City campus, excitement and stress piles on towards the end!
Mixed thoughts have been running through my mind. I feel anxious, have been eating more and sleeping with one eye open to make sure I don’t sleep through my alarm. I still keep my eye on the prize — walking down the aisle with a cap an gown and becoming a graduate.
As a student, the final year of being in any program really tests where your at; sometimes you think you’re trained for everything that’s thrown at you, until you mess up and lose some confidence. With this being my final year before sitting for boards and applying for a job, any imperfection worries me.
I think to myself, ‘This is it, I must accomplish everything perfectly.’ Once I was given a tip of advice. This person told me, “Nina, what are you worried about? You’re still learning and now is the time to make all you’re mistakes. If you’ve made it this far, there’s a reason you’re in this profession. Please believe in yourself before you discourage yourself.”
Those words have been pushing me to take a breath and learn from the mistakes I make. Discouraging yourself is an easy trigger, especially while training for a career. We can take every piece of advice and never fully understand. The cerebrum area of the brain allows us to process our next thought for how we want to tackle situations. Don’t let senior year become discouraging. Allow yourself to build up and continue following what you’ve started. Find what works for you, and don’t compare yourself, because in the end, you’re always going to develop and conquer a new career fear.
Conquer These Last Moments,