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Monday, Dec 31 2012 - Epitaph: 2012

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"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that! ... until you start believing in yourself, you ain't gonna have a life." ~~ Rocky Balboa

I just looked at my blog story for 2012, and I have to say it didn't turn out as I'd planned. I started nursing school right on schedule on January 9. I can only say that I was extremely disappointed with the whole experience, and I never did figure out what the point was. The academic part was easy - almost simplistic. I loved the patient contact - it was great. Nonetheless, I was really disappointed with the program and I never did feel like I knew what was going on; I never did feel comfortable talking with my adviser and I was really unhappy with the program. To make a long story short, I had a kidney cyst hemorrhage in mid-summer, I had to take a several days off that interfered with my clinical rotations, and was forced to withdraw from the program.

I applied to the in-state PA program and was interviewed by the program on Thursday, December 6. The following Monday I received a letter of rejection that said I was not a "good fit" for the program. The letter was dated December 6; since my interview concluded at 3 p.m., I suspect that the decision was "pre-made" before I ever interviewed. I could understand being told I wasn't competitive or something like that, but "not a good fit" sounds an awful lot like age discrimination to me. I plan to pursue this further, but I want to consult with an attorney before I do so.

The PA debacle sent me into a short-term tailspin. As a result, I didn't finish my biochem requirements for the "incomplete" at BSU so that rolled into an "F."

Okay, 2012 was not the rousing success I envisioned, but I have plans for 2013.
(1) I am now enrolled in a Medical Assisting program. I finish in June-ish and I plan to get a job somewhere local. In fact, I plan to start looking for work once I finish my Biochemistry course.
(2) I am enrolled in an online Biochemistry course at New England University. Thus far, I am really impressed with the course and the lectures are terrific. Since the course is self-paced, I hope to have the course finished by the end of February.
(3) I am going to reapply with considerable seriousness to several PA programs. I will have all the prerequisite courses completed by May 2013. I may retake the GRE test after studying for awhile--I could do better on the math part if I actually study.
(4) I am going to apply to the MPH (Master of Public Health) program at ISU. The due date is April 15, so I have lots of time to get my documentation together by then.
(5) I think I am going to talk to the BSU Pre-Nursing advisor about joining the BSU program. No decisions on this, but it won't hurt to talk to her.

On another note:
(1) I am going to weigh 130# by December 31, 2013!

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