into nursing school, manage to obtain decent grades, but what is the point of being smart? People never talked about the mental toll that nursing school has on someone. I neglected to spend time with my family, felt guilty about eating and sleeping. Wearing out my mind and body, dismantling my well-being. Yet I still felt as if I did not do enough. My passion for nursing, to advocate for patients and their family, to be the person beside a patient to make them feel at ease this eventually started to burn out and I was stuck. I was too focused on not failing that I lost myself and did not believe I deserved to be found. However, I realized these harmful behaviors were not normal and should not be habitual. I prioritized academics at the expense of my own life; which is not okay. I should not let the opinions or expectations of others, nor my personal, irrational misconceptions, cloud my thoughts. If I were to strive for success, it should be for myself. As a junior in college, I finally recognized that there is more to me as a person than my grade point average. With this in mind, the next logical step was to leave.
PERSONAL ESSAY ASSIGNMENT 3 Now, I finally see college as an experience and not as a grade. I concluded that I am
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- Fall '19
- Two years, Stockton University, Julianne Williams