CNA —> to future RN

Back in May, I spent the weekend home. I spent time out on my friend’s property, sitting outside praying, writing, and ultimately chose the decision to listen to God. Within ten days of returning back to Seattle from my visit home, I put in my notice at work, found an apartment, and started packing.

I have been home for three months now and I still feel like this is one of the best decisions I have ever made (right behind making the decision to undergo a total hip replacement).

For a long time, I told myself I would never go into a medical career (now, I work at pediatric dental clinic). Then I said, I could become a physical therapist or become a social worker. Still, it always felt unsettling. I want to be in those dark moments with people and sit with them in their pain. I began to pray about where God wants me to be. Jesus says to, “weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.” Then, I saw a clear picture of every day and night I spent in the hospital over the past 9 years… I knew exactly what I needed to do.

And just like that, in just under two weeks, I’ll be starting CNA school and I couldn’t be more excited for the challenge. I encourage you to step out in faith. It is quite scary at times, but no matter what happens or where you go, God loves you. Future RN here I come! Harley – the hip and I are going to be just fine!

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