I call my dad "Jimmy," after Jimmy Dugan in the movie, since he was the one who caught most of my pitches, and he yelled a lot (he claims it made me play better).
I love it when the team is in the locker room singing their team song.
I love it when they sneak off to go dancing.
I love how one minute you are watching it and laughing, and the next minute you are watching it and crying.
Maybe it's the camaraderie. Maybe I love it because I love the game so much.
I danced to Now and Forever with my Dad at my wedding from the soundtrack.
Get my point? I love this movie.
But, anyways, back to the reason why I'm posting this. As some of you may know last summer I ended up withdrawing from a class that I was nearly done with, only to sit out for a year, to re-take it this past Summer.
I am here to tell you that I studied my tail off this past summer, and ended up doing well in my Summer class.
Now, I am in the middle of the last class I have to take at Creighton before I start my Nurse Practitioner Residency. So far, I've taken two tests, and both have went well (knock on wood now, please).
I have had a lot of nerves, anxiety, and more nerves about these last two classes than any other class ever. They are hard. They take a lot of time, focus, and dedication to learning the material. But, as Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own would say, "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."
And, guess what? I totally agree.
It was hard to sit out for a year, watch my fellow classmates graduate, and wait and wonder if I could pass a class I struggled with.
But, I am here to tell you, I have put in the time and effort, and the hard is what makes it great.