The semester has gone by in a blur- why are there Christmas lights up everywhere? Snow fell gently most of the day, helping reorient me to the time of year. Time for sweaters, scarves and lots of hot tea.
I’m humming songs from the Christmas concert the college will perform at the end of this week-my fourth and last time in the production. Some tunes are familiar, but most are arrangements of lesser known carols and rearrangements of classic hymns. We rehearsed the full program today for the first time, including all four choirs, the brass choir, and the orchestra. The pieces this year are beautiful.
Between choir performances and nursing coursework, I’m staring down the busiest week of the semester. The workload through the year has been nothing like the constant tests of last year, but now new ideas hover on the horizon. Interview preparation is now in the front of my mind, and I will begin the job search at the end of this week as local hospitals post next year’s positions. I’m also working with a group of students to practice a final presentation-that will be given to actual hospital professionals. Finals are almost here, but this week will be the real challenge. I’m taking a deep breath, and getting ready to push through to the end.