What do you look forward to as you begin this educational experience and your personal search for purpose? What is your greatest fear? How can you overcome it? Write about one specific educational experience from your past in which you addressed a fear and overcame it and how you succeeded in this process.
As I begin this journey to finally complete my BSN, I definitely find that I am already looking forward to being done. I know this is going to be a difficult and busy year ahead, but I look forward to the rewards of a greater flexibility inherent in having a BSN. My managers have been encouraging me to take on more and more responsibilities at work, and grooming me for a management role. Completing this program will prepare me for this role, and I welcome the experience and knowledge I will gain.
My greatest fear is not being able to keep up with everything in my life, and that my perfectionistic tendencies will slow me down from completing the work in the time I have. It has already been a busy year of new things for me – I have been learning to cook and try to cook 3 nights a week, I have added a daily workout routine, and am returning to playing softball after a year off. Between working full time, staying active and healthy, and adding school to the mix, I fear I am overfilling my plate and something will have to give, even though all of these things are important to me. And though I have always been a good writer, it takes longer when I allow my perfectionism to get in the way.
I plan to overcome this fear by making and sticking to a schedule, and reminding myself that everything doesn’t have to be perfect. I already have a work schedule planned that will allow me to attend class on Wednesdays, play softball on Thursdays, and get my 3 night shifts in. When I work the weekend, I will work to have my assignments completed early and ready to turn in. I may only get to cook a couple nights a week, and that’s okay. I don’t have to have a 100% “A” grade...