In addition to certain goals that I’ve set for myself this year, I’ve also decided I’m going to prepare to take the NCLEX.
What is the NCLEX? It’s a licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse in the United States.
I’ve already done a little bit of research on this about what to expect and the topics to be covered. It’s A LOT of information.
If I haven’t said it before, I am a Registered Nurse in my country, the Philippines. I’ve practiced nursing a couple of months before having a baby.
Given the minimum free time I have right now as a stay-at-home mom, I am naturally having doubts on whether I could make all of this work. The task is quite daunting, to say the least.
And I’m not dreaming about it like I’m going to finish everything within this year. I know it will take me a while, but I am focusing on the everyday tasks to achieve my end goals.
There’s a saying that says, The days are long but the years are short. Or something along those lines.
And I’m finally getting that.
Having a kid makes you get that sentiment oh-so-beautifully.
So I focus on what I can control: myself and the present moment.
Not the mountain of tasks I have to overcome or all the coding challenges I’m going to have to go through nor the vast amount of knowledge I’m going to start to re-acquire in the field of Nursing.
Just me and the present.
Things may not always be ideal. There will be days when I will feel out of sorts again. But I just need to remember WHY I’ve started this quest. Clarity is key to refusing to give up.
Now there are no guarantees, as I always say, that I will reach every goal and write off every task. I’m just doing what I can to get there. One at a time. Little by little. 💖