On May 9 and 10, I went to two graduation ceremonies (and was so done with graduating I ditched the major university ceremony in the Georgia Dome - where the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia State Panthers play football). On May 10 was my pinning ceremony within the nursing school. It was a lovely little ceremony in which my husband and my parents came. Then we joined my brother in Buckhead for lunch.
On Saturday, we had dinner with my family and my in-laws and I just felt so loved to have so much support to help me celebrate.
Lastly, this past Saturday, I celebrated with a great friend of mine from high school who also graduated this month.
What's next? Well, I have an internship this summer at an amazing hospital system known nationally for the quality of the healthcare provided. I got an internship in a field that I want to work in (Pediatrics) so I am ready to get started! I will be working night shifts (which I am actually excited about except for the fact that I still have day jobs so I am worried about how my sleep schedule -- or lack thereof -- will affect me). After my internship, I will be taking the licensure exam in the fall. Of course, I should be looking for jobs and studying for the exam this summer.