If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
You should do no less for yourself.Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening." Pat Cadigan, author (via thatkindofwoman)
Hey there! That’s so exciting that you’re moving on to becoming a PA! Don’t be down on yourself for not applying, we all take our own path and that’s okay :) I’m currently in my clinical year so I never had an in between year but if I did I think I would try to work at a hospital or in an office somewhere. If you can work somewhere where you are exposed to patients and you can become comfortable with them you’re overcoming half the battle of your clinical years. It can be scary to do physicals on people or take there history so find a job where you can practice doing that. Work in a facility where you can see what meds people take and what conditions they have and just become exposed to how people are treated and their clinical signs and symptoms. This will give you a major leg up for your classes especially pharmacology. Plus if you have to apply somewhere you’re getting clinical exposure so you’ll look more desirable to schools. You’re going to do just fine! Congratulations on coming this far and feel free to ask more questions!
The best to you,
Tomorrow I take my 9th and last final before I graduate with my bachelors. A long nap and a stiff drink are in my future. Cheers senior year, it’s been a pleasure.
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward." How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you. (via daxsymbiont)
Just sit back and enjoy.