Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the stress of being a junior in a rigorous nursing program will ht me like a ton of bricks. Especially the part where I had online clinical this semester so I'll be waking up at 5am the first Monday of school and have no idea what I am getting myself into. However, from where I am sitting now, I would sacrifice everything- a full nights sleep, my own bed, even delicious home cooked meals just to be back at college training for the rest of my life with some of my best friends. What I would give to run to one more school mass after a study session and then run for mass to a sorority chapter meeting.
1. Not getting a full nights sleep.
Getting 8 hrs is way overrated when it means I'm 3000 miles away from my many of my friends (I love my friends here but I can't see them rn anyway because of quarantine) and I'm not staying up late excited and scared out of my mind for that first clinical day on the hospital floor.
2. Dining Hall Food/ Coffee
Don't get me wrong I like having more time to cook and enjoy my mom's homecooked meals but I really miss grabbing a coffee and a bagel in between classes with my girls.
3. Large Distances In Between Classes
Because atleast I'll be going to an in person class and not zoom university.
4. Busy Libraries/Study Spaces
Honestly after quarantine I might just plop myself down near anyone and start working - human contact!
5. Long/ Crowded lines
Do I want (need) my coffee ASAP? Yes. But I will relish in being able to stand in line next to other students and not being wearing a mask or being hyper aware of my distance.
6. Early classes
Okay, this one can still be tough (hello 5 AM clinical wakeup) but atleast I'm actually going to a class and not just back and forth from my living room to the bedroom. Maybe time will stop being such a blur
7. Extra Activities
I'm involved in a lot. I was never one to want to spend my college years only in a classroom and in an apartment/dorm. I feel like you miss out on so much growth and learning that way. I like to be involved and feel like I am doing something or making a difference. Sometimes it gets really really overwhelming but right now I really wish I was working a service shift for my sorority or giving a freshman a tour of the nursing school.