I have dreamt many dreams that never came true. I wanted to be a broadcaster, a teacher, a librarian, a filmmaker, a cook, a blogger, a photographer and even a KPOP star. As I grow old and seasons passed me by; I saw my dreams vanished on me. But that didn’t stop me from dreaming until I found myself four years ago wanting to become a nurse.
In nursing school, I have prayed many prayers, as success is a wicked difficult climb. There was a time when I would go home and just cry on my bed to sleep. A time, where I would only spend my evenings and nights studying for my 12-hour clinical shifts with only 1-2 hours of sleep. I couldn’t eat, it was okay if I will lose weight but I’ve reached the point where I thought I was really depressed that my mind is not functioning well anymore. It came to the point that I was not mentally stable anymore, I had moments that I would just have an emotional breakdown… I lost my self-esteem and self-worth. Then I fell hard down on my knees that I thought I won’t make it to this day, but as I fell down, I learned to genuinely look up to God. From then, I lived by the verse “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Believe it or not, that verse made me survive all the hurdles and blocks I experienced in Nursing school. I REALIZED THE TRUTH THAT GOD COULD MOVE THE MOUNTAINS. When I was about to give up he had saved me, he did it by giving a wonderful people around me.
I learned that it will always seem impossible until it is done. And now, I’m done!
Along with my family, especially my dad and mom who have been my rock and my inspiration, this is for you! To my boyfriend and dear friends (special mention to my beshies: ) who have been supportive and patient with me, I couldn’t thank you all enough. I could proudly say that the dream I used to dream has now turned into my reality. As I reach this chapter, I’m certain that there will be more challenges and adventures that I will partake. Nonetheless, I am so ecstatic to touch other people’s lives & dispense comfort, compassion, and care in the service of others. This is not the end, but just the beginning of anything I want. #TYL
To God be the glory!