Big News!

Guys!! I just cannot wait until the recap to share this news! I did it. I passed my nursing boards. After 4 years of intensive studies, long clinical hours, tears and laughter, life changing moments, 7 months of waiting for approval and studying, I FINALLY AM A NURSE! All glory to God! Thank you family, friends, all of you, and my incredible husband for the ENDLESS support.

Explanation for the picture above: I received this mug when I graduated, but said I wouldn’t drink anything out of it until I was officially a nurse. I have never been so excited to use a coffee cup in my life. My first thought when I received my license was “YES! I can finally drink out that darn mug now!!!!” 💊💉

I feel so blessed for each beautiful human I will have the privilage to care for, building relationships, and being a part of the extended hand of healing.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, and I can’t wait to catch up on blogging this week 💕



PS: This may be my only post ever without an absurd amount of food pics and that is shorter than a billion words 😂

116 thoughts on “Big News!

    1. How wonderful!! I admire her so much, 24 years!- still working? It’s a feeling of relief that is unforgettable :)! Thank you so very much!

      1. She hasn’t done floor nursing in years now, but the degree has served her well. Good luck with the job hunt. Shouldn’t have much trouble finding work. Seems there’s a shortage of nurses everywhere.

  1. My oh my!! Little Miss Sunshine!! I am sooooooo happy!! What a great piece of news, I knew it could only be positive, in this AwEsOmE month of October, but I am not excited any less to learn that it is official!

    Here’s a glass of Champagne, rise it high and proudly, and join me in a loud and cheerful “Cheers!!!!”

    You worked so hard for this…. Make sure to fully enjoy the joy of succeeding with DJ, your family and friends!!!

    Bravo, ma belle!! 🙂

    1. You truly just put the BIGGEST smile on my face!!!!! This warmed my heart to the core. Thank you for your support and positivity always- and I will have a glass here as well!!! We celebrated last night at the most beautiful mountain top restaurant.. pictures to come! 🙂 Thank you for celebrating with me from afar. <3 xo

      1. Can’t wait to see the pictures of that night of well deserved celebration!!

        You’ll be a terrific nurse 🙂 With all your dedication and your passion, it just couldn’t be otherwise!

        I’ve spent a lot of time in hospitals in my twenties, and I can tell you that a good nurse makes a true difference in a patient’s life!

        Congrats again 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx

      2. This is so encouraging I don’t even have words… I so often do not feel competent enough but the fact that you have this faith in me means the absolute world. Thank you a billion always! Sending a big hug!

      3. Big hug right back to you 🙂

        Always remember that just wearing this radiant smile of yours while entering a patient’s room, will make a difference! 🙂

  2. Congratulations Mack! That’s such an awesome accomplishment! My boyfriend starts nursing school next month. He’s going for an LVN for now.

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa !!!! I am still in shock. He will be there in no time at all!!!! Keep me updated on how he likes it. I love chatting nursing stuff 😉

    1. Thank you, Anna!!!!! Gosh, that is so so kind of you to say. I hope one day maybe?!? 🙂 Thank you for the sweet words always <3

  3. THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS!!! You go girl! It’s such a relief and SO rewarding to have that title. All that studying, hard-work, and waiting (and more waiting to use that mug ha) is totally worth it in the end. CONGRATS!!! Hope you find and get the job of your dreams now!

    xo, JJ

    1. Ahhhhh thank you so much, lovely!!!!! It is still like a dream-never felt like I would actualllly get to this point! I will certainly keep you guys posted on the job front 🙂 I hope you are having a wonderful Halloween and start to your week <3 xo

  4. oooo yesss!! : ) : ) I’m so happy for you! It must feel so great! I bet you haven’t stopped dancing. :p You’re going to be the best nurse ever!

    1. Afrilly, thank youuuuuu a million!!! You have been so so encouraging this whole time- and had more faith in me than I had myself. I truly appreciate it beyond words. I hope you are having the best start to your week! <3

    1. Thank you so much, Taylor!!!!!! I still can hardly even believe it. I appreciate these sweet words from the bottom of my heart <3 Hope you are doing so well!

  5. OH MY GOSH CONGRATS!!! THATS AMAZING! I actually have the biggest smile on my face right now it’s like I’M the one who passed the exam hahahaha 🙂

    1. Madelyn, girl, you are TOO SWEET. Thank you sooo much!! <3 <3 I hope you are doing so well and having a great Halloween- thanks for stopping by!!

    1. Thanks, Rhiannon!! Lol- you are too sweet. Thanks for sharing in the excitement with me!!! I hope you are having such a great start to your week. xx

  6. This is fantastic news! Congratulations! My husband and I have spent a lot of time in hospitals in the last 16 years and I always say if you want something DONE, ask a nurse! And YAY! You got to use the mug!

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth!!!! And I definitely hope to be one of those nurses that you can count on 😉
      And for the mug- Finally!!!!! It’s such a fun reminder every time I do. That thing has been staring at me in the cabinet for farrrr too long. Thanks for the sweet comment and stopping by! Hope your week has been off to an awesome start 🙂

  7. Congratulations!!! I hope that you celebrate with some relaxing and some fun with loved ones!!

    1. Thank you, Heather!!!! It was such a good celebratory weekend. I cannot wait to share with everyone 🙂 I hope your weekend has been wonderful as well. I am a bit behind on everyone’s lives, but I’ll get caught up soon!! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Stubbsy!!!! That means so much. It is crazy to hear someone address me as “Nurse”, but I am so thankful!

  8. Praise God! I’m sure this is such a joyous time for you. I, Lord willing, will become a nurse one day too. Your story has been a great reminder that my dreams are possible. Thanks for being such a positive influence! I wish you all the best in your career <3

    1. Girl!!! We need to chat. You seriously will be there in no time. It’s the most amazing profession (I am definitely bias, and definitely correct) hehe. I look forward to future conversations with you!! I am incredibly happy it encouraged you as well. God WILL take you to where He wants you to be… annnnd there is a shortage of nurses 😉 <3

  9. Congrats Mack, that is so awesome. What an amazing achievement, you must be thrilled. 😊 Love the photo, a well deserved drink from your cup. ☕️ Enjoy the high. xo

    1. Ah!! Thank you so much, Miriam! 🙂 It truly is surreal. We celebrated BIG time this weekend- I can’t wait to share. Hope you are doing so well <3 <3 Always love your posts!

      1. Aw, thanks Mack. I’m so happy for you, I’ve no doubt you celebrated big time on the weekend. Good for you. 🙂 xo

  10. Congratulations–you are going to be a phenomenal nurse! This is such a fantastic achievement, and your hard work has truly paid off! I’m so happy for you!

    1. Thank you, Deborah!!!! I am taking an ACLS course this month and applying for jobs!! Holidays will be coming so soon and then hopefully be working by early next year 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Lol, happy TUESDAY now. Which with these elections I don’t know if that can even be a thing either! Haha!! But oh my goodnessssss- I am SO FLATTERED!!! This just made my day. Thank you a million. I can’t wait to read your responses!

      2. You’re welcome and I can’t wait to read your next post. Election? Is there an election going on? I hadn’t heard (too bad sarcasm doesn’t translate well into text).

  11. Yippee Mack! Congratulations!! I love this photo of you drinking from your mug. 😊 Your sharing of your gifts is so inspiring. Yay!
    Many blessings to you and your next steps,

      1. Formerly, yes, but I still carry with me all of the memories of the battle from the books to the bedside.. It will be a battle entering into the new territory from the desk to the practice. Like so many have said to me, “There is the NCLEX world, then there is real world!” But, you will grow in such amazing ways. I am excited for you!! 🙂

      2. Thank you for sharing this with me ! I know that especially the beginning is incredibly difficult. But I am excited to serve and take it all as it comes! Thank you for your sweet encouragement 💕 it’s always special to meet another nurse!

  12. Congratulations, and God’s Blessings as you serve Jesus by serving others daily. Your God inspired life, and use of the gifts God has given you, will bring Peace and Comfort to many who you encounter. George

  13. Nurses heal without a prescription
    It’s not just disease they treat but they treat patients to get well instilling confidence and hope of life in them.

    You are so lucky God chose for such a noble profession ..wishing you all the best.

    I would also have been nurse in defence services …but I neglected my selection as wanted to be a Doctor ..but right now I am neither of these

    1. Awww! Thank you kiranmag. Wow- that is alll I want to do- is give people hope and healing in ways beyond physical! I am so thankful I have been called here too. What do you do now? You have such a nurturing nature that I’m sure you impact people and care for people no matter the profession 🙂

  14. I cried a lot when I had not been selected for MBBS profession in ARMED forces medical college ..I had also given an entrance exam for nursing course of the institute as I had the thrill of going to very remote places and serving the wounded soldiers.Though I received a selection call for the Nursing I just neglected it as I was very upset for not getting selected for the Doctors course. But right now I regret it. Had I had been in contact with a person like you it would have been different.

    Right now I am pursuing Engineering course in Electronics and Telecommunications. I am in second year of graduation.

    I am sure you will Definately share your experiences with patients by way of writing.

    1. I believe you are right where God wants you to be <3 It's never to late for nursing either. That's interesting how you said selected. How does that work? I am curious. I also look forward to sharing my journey through nursing. You all will be with me from the beginning of it all <3

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