This is the first time in my life that I’m not in school, well, besides when I was 1 or 2. For the first time, I thought that I had done everything right– teaching swimming part time, interning, studying and doing well in school, co-founding the Asian Pacific Islander Nursing Student Association, passing the NCLEX and obtaining my license, but unfortunately, I don’t see what I had imagined.
I imagined that I would obtain a new graduate nursing position by the fall. But I guess with every journey, there are setbacks and failures and the only thing that you can do is to keep going. Through the interviews I’ve had, I’ve learned that I can make my answers more fluid and with more substance. It requires me to look back at all the skills that I’ve learned and practiced, and to keep in mind of the ones that I need to work on more. It requires me to review my reflection papers to remind me of my experiences of clinical so that I can tell a much more well rounded story.
In the meantime, I will continue to develop my story of who I am and what I imagine. I will continue to teach because that is what I enjoy to do.