When people would ask if I was nervous about starting nursing school. I kept saying "nah I'm excited! I'm not nervous!" Then... the night before classes I realized I was kidding myself. All of the bad thoughts about if I was ready or smart enough to make it started entering my mind. What If I didn't make friends, or what if I fail. Looking back now I realize those thoughts are completely normal but I want to at least tell you myself, it gets better

You might fail, you may need to re-take a class, but that won't define you as a nurse. Keep pushing through and know that everyone has their own journey. You can't learn things at the same speed as others and you certainly will have your own strengths and weaknesses. 

The sweat, tears, and sleepless nights will all be worth it. Just picture writing those letters behind your name!