For a life update, the reason why I haven’t been around too much is that I was busy attempting to graduate. I was able to snag my dream job at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit, so all I have to do now is pass my nursing license test.
I had a lot of mixed feelings regarding graduating. I did not make a lot of friends, but I made good ones I intend to keep for the rest of my life. Nursing had never been a road I had ever planned to take, but it has given me the amazing opportunity to meet so many inspiringly strong kids, and I would not take that back. It also gave me the ability to provide for myself and my sister, and get away from an undesirable situation that was unhealthy for me. It’s given me the ability to make decisions for myself, now that I’ve graduated.
Graduating as the Hand of the King (you can see my pin if you look close) might have seemed like a silly, juvenile thing. It gave me a certain amount of protection to how I was feeling about graduation. While I’m relieved, I’m also conflicted with how little I’ve progressed in my art, places I’ve wanted to be by the time I graduated. I only hope I have the courage to finally make the decisions I’ve always wanted to, without my family’s guilt looming over me and that I can provide a quality of care to these kids that they deserve.
I’m excited for summer—to finish the comic I’ve been working on and for two of my friends’ weddings that I will be in the bridal party for. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a few more updates in the future.