Finishing My PA Education
With snow still falling in
Minnesota in May, my graduation on May 4th
was a memorable one! PA
school has been a long journey for me and my classmates with its own share of
challenges or "fires" as we called them. It consumed our lives. So, it is a
bitter-sweet moment as we leave the known and move into a new phase in our
lives. This new reality has not quite set in yet, but I feel ready.
As I reflect back on my
educational experience, I realize that I could not have done this alone. I've
been blessed to have people around me who supported me, tolerated my melt-downs
and self-doubt, and still remained by my side. They were the flowers in my
garden! Graduation is a celebration of my accomplishments but most importantly,
it is also a celebration of those who've helped me on this journey.
I hope that you will also
remember and recognize those who've stood by your side (and remained there!). I
will leave you with a quote about gratitude by William Arthur Ward: "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
that note, thank you all for reading my blog posts and leaving comments. It
always made my day to know that someone took the time to read my words and to
leave a comment. Since I'm no longer a
student, this will be my last post, but I hope to continue contributing to ADVANCE for NPs and PAs in other ways.
Now, go out there and be thankful!