Hello September

Can I begin by asking how is it already September? Where did my second year go and how am I now in my third and final year of nursing? September is always a busy month for me.

Today was my last first day back at university! This time next year I’ll be starting my journey as a newly qualified nurse!
I always look forward and enjoy the first day back. It’s a chance to catch up with all of my friends after a few weeks apart and I enjoy getting back into the routine of uni life. However, not long into my course I quickly came to realise that the first day back at university often means an assignment launch and a series of deadlines that are upcoming. Your feet really have to hit the ground running! Luckily for me, I feel ready to embrace and conquer any challenges I face throughout my final year.

At the end of this week I have my final presentation alongside my lecturer, who I have been working with on a project for the university. Over the years I have had the opportunity to practice my presentation skills so the thought of this presentation doesn’t seem so daunting. However, I still get the last minute butterflies as I stand at the front looking out to a sea of faces. The more I practice this skill, the more comfortable I will become so I’m looking forward to this opportunity at the end of this week.

This month is also a busy one for birthdays for my closest friends and family. I will be celebrating seven birthdays this month so there will be plenty of singing (from me), present opening and cake consuming!

At the end of the month my Auntie is holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning in aid of cancer support and in memory of my Uncle who we lost in February. MacMillan is a British charity which provides health care, information and financial support for people who are affected by cancer. My family, like many, has been deeply affected by cancer and throughout the years we have held nine other coffee mornings. It is an event that we look forward to each year and I love coming up with creative ideas that can help raise more money year upon year.

I have my induction days and shadow shifts this month for my new job as a healthcare assistant. I am looking forward to getting started and gaining more experience within the hospital environment.

I hope you are all as excited and eager to face this busy month as I am!


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