So, I’ve got some really exciting news to share with you all – and I’m still in a bit of shock so if this post makes no sense at all, I do apologise!
As some of you may have seen online, Nursing Times announced their shortlists for each category in the 2019 Student Nursing Times Awards today, and I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you….
I’ve been shortlisted for Student Midwife of the Year!!!
I still can’t quite believe it and I’m so honoured to be up there on that list – there are 8 other amazing people shortlisted and I am still genuinely stunned to see my own name there!
Sharing my experience as a student midwife on this blog has been a huge highlight of my training. The interaction and the messages from you all make my day every time they pop up in my inbox, and I really do hope that my posts and sharing my journey has helped some of you out there; whether you are student midwives already, qualified midwives, thinking about going into the training, doing your access course or just interested in the process – I don’t take a single one of you for granted.
No, training to be a midwife isn’t easy, and I hope that my honesty in my posts has shown that – I never wanted to sugar coat my experiences, with me, you get the truth (whether you like it or not!) But it’s also been the most eye-opening, empowering, overwhelming, enthralling and incredible experience of my life and being shortlisted for this award really is the cherry on the top!
Now I have to attend an interview in London to talk with the judges so they can ask me questions, and then it’s a case of M and I getting dolled up for the award ceremony at the end of April (the day after my dissertation is due, so you can guarantee the red wine will be taking a hit!) and crossing my fingers!
I’m so humbled to have been shortlisted for this award, I genuinely don’t know what else to say (and that’s a first!) except to thank you all for your support over the past 2 1/2 years – it really has meant the world! Here’s to the final 6 months and the challenges, highs, lows and everything else that is bound to come in between!
I’ll keep you all posted as the process goes on, so watch this space!
To read the full list of categories and their shortlists, click here.