This Thanksgiving break offers a nice reprieve from what has been the typical schedule. For two days I have allowed myself not to open a nursing book. Today, however, I find myself having flash card withdrawals… which is probably a good thing as I still have more exams ahead.
I’m thankful for the break and thankful that I have made it this far; just 5 more exams stand between me and the official end of my first semester. I am thankful for friends and family that have been there for me and continue to support me.
This is also a time of ‘forgiving’ as well as being thankful. I am not required to re-hash the past as is common with holidays. In fact, I am fully allowed to dive straight into the future; the unchartered and unknown. I cannot revisit, nor change the past although there are a million things I would if offered the chance. I continue to learn to forgive those who have been destructive influences in my life. I must also learn to forgive myself. This is perhaps even more important and difficult than forgiving others. This process of forgiving is not yet complete but I believe I’m making daily progress.
Staying grounded in the present is keeping me steady. Now back to the flash cards…