Paramedic school was so much fun and a great challenge. I've made some great friends that I know I will have for the rest of my life. We spent a third of that year together, pushing each other to learn more. I had great instructors that would go out of their way to help me understand a concept I was struggling with.
My field internship has been crazy. It took a few calls to get used to just walking into a complete stranger's house. It took a few more calls to get used to talking to strangers. Overcoming shyness is hard! When I started I was severely lacking in self-confidence. My preceptor would tell me that I knew what to do and I just had to do it. I knew that but somehow it was hard to do! I was so frustrated! But I pulled through. I learned and I did. I would ask myself, "How badly do you want to do this?" The EMT was my cheerleader. I knew she was rooting for me whatever I was doing and it helped to know that. The paramedic was there to make sure I didn't drown and prompt me if I was forgetting something. There were times I panicked and other times where I was focused and did my job. All part of the learning process. My crew believed I could do it, even when I didn't think I could. And gradually I gained that confidence that I needed.
Then as quickly as it started, it ended. The papers were signed. You're ready. You're an entry-level paramedic.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13