A Life Changing Experience

It’s crazy to think that a little less than a year ago I was turning in an application for a peer leader position here at Boston Children’s Hospital. I didn’t know what to expect and I honestly didn’t think I had the skill level to even get hired, but luckily for me I had three people who believed in my abilities and gave me the opportunity to be a part of their team. Although senior year was a bit stressful, on Tuesdays and Fridays after school I knew for sure I had a place that I could go and rant about all my problems and people who would give me good advice. I think this experience has helped me a lot more than I thought it would. I came in being a bit unsure about becoming a nursing major, but as the months have gone by I haven’t been surer of my purpose in life.

When you get so used to being in a place at least once a week and seeing your co-workers it’s hard getting used to the thought of not having that anymore. I for sure have almost built a family with those around me here at the Center. It really sucks that I won’t be in high school anymore and be able to stop by within minutes, but I know that I’m going on to pursue a goal I’ve had in mind since I was in middle school.

As a peer leader I had the chance to go to the state house breakfast, meet with dietitians, get help with stress relief strategies, and even enjoy a nice lunch with my supervisors who have inspired me even more to continue on with school and be a kind person overall in life.

I will miss attending resident interviews every month, playing a character named Monica, or the simple act of writing a new blog. Writing personal blogs was definitely a bit tricky at the beginning of my time here but I’m so glad I got some good pieces of writing out there in addition to a chance to write in a way I never had before. Thanks to my team for believing in me! I will miss you all so very much.

– Kiana