Wednesday, May 30, 2012

When One Door Closes...

The month of May was a whirlwind! A time for mile markers- life changing moments. May, you were certainly a season of change for me.

After what seemed like an eternity of studying, cramming, memorizing, learning, and stressing, I graduated from college. I was pinned as a Veterinary Technician and graduated from my local college with an Associates Degree in Science. I still don't quite believe it, even after all the ceremonies and even reading the sentences I just typed. I think it's because I  honestly could not have made it to where I am today if was not for God, and the encouragement of my family and friends. All the glory goes to God for blessing me with the mental strength to push through the intense program...and all the thanks goes to my family and dear friends who were there to push me when I felt like giving up. I am an incredibly blessed young woman, and wow, what a month this was! I am ending a chapter in my life that I thought may never end, ha ha... school will do that to your brain!

Now I stand on the brink of a summer like no other summer before: I will Lord willing take the State Certification Exam on June 15th, and then exactly one month later I will sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam. I am scared to death of the national exam, asking my brain to remember everything I've learned over the span of a few years seems like a huge favor to ask! But I am also incredibly excited- this is what I went to school for!

Afterwards, I will continue working at my newly acquired technician job.... no more fall classes, so weird!

I almost feel like my life is now a bit of a blank slate. Sure, I will hopefully pass my exams this summer and work as a technician in-clinic... but now I am out on my own. It is a thrilling thought to me! There is so much in life, and I am now free to embrace it! I am on the edge of my seat praying that God will guide me and that I will  have the opportunity to do grand and wonderful things to glorify Him everyday of my life.

I am incredibly thankful that I have a degree and had the opportunity to go to school, but that is a small little glimmer in my life. It falls short in comparison to the fact that I have a full and rich life! I am a beloved child of the one and only God, I am alive because of Him, I am in good health, I work in a field that I love, I have the most supporting family, and the best friends.