Hello again! Its been months since i last communicated with you and i hope you still remember me. I also had my Celban Course Bundle subscription last year which had expired early this year. First of all, i want to say thank you for all the support you have given me despite the fact that i was not able to become an active student that time. My first experience to take the CELBAN early this year still went smooth despite my tremendous lack of self confidence and time ( as i described to you my condition before). Kim i got 8 for speaking, 10 for listening, 9 for reading…..BUT a very huge BUT only 6 for writing. The result was fine at first because i tried to console my self that i could just try LPN and not go for RN anymore for when i got my result that was the time that CLPN in our province were accepting applicants with some differences in the English assessment results. After 6 months CLPN approved me for CCA but they still want me to update my English result. That was the time that my heart shattered because first, i tried to settle for less than what i dream to become; second was that the next available spot for CELBAN is March 2014 ; third, i din’t know anymore how to approach the writing and lastly, i will have to be retested again for listening. Its just recently that i managed to forgive myself and forego of the wrong decisions that i made. From this moment , my experience made me more matured in approaching my goal. I had learned another life lesson and now i need to apply it. Kim, with humility, please recommend to me any subscription for the writing and listening with discounts if possible or anything that you think would be able to help me. Thank you very much for reading my letter. S
Thanks for the email and the update.
Congratulations on your scores in reading, listening and speaking. This is very impressive. As for writing, as I recall, you were not able to complete too many assignments. Although you had a subscription to writing for seven months, you only had four assignments. That is why you only got a 6 in writing. Had you completed more assignments and reached Level Two, then you would have passed everything on the exam. It is too bad that you decided to accept less than you deserve, simply because you did not manage your time well enough to make time to prepare for the writing. Those people who pass the exam in all areas work hard, know of their value and worth, and make time to do what they need to do to get things done. Are you finally at that point? If you are then it has not been a waste of a year, because you have learned an important lesson that will carry you through the rest of the process. But, please do not be over confident about your scores in the other areas. I have known people who focus on one area, who end up getting a lesser score in an area they once excelled in. So your scores in reading, listening and speaking are neither safe nor guaranteed. Meaning, focusing only on your writing can also be a detrimental decision. Ensure you focus on all four skills, for the next time you write the exam, and you will have much greater success.
I am glad, S, that you recognize the work that I have done in creating CELBANPrep! I am glad you acknowledge that your subscriptions helped you to prepare for the exam the first time. And I am glad that you acknowledge that it can help you this time around. Most of all I am glad that you have discovered something about yourself. Hopefully this is the ingredient you were missing last year, when we first met.
As you know, the writing coaches work as hard as you do. If you work hard, so will they. If you do not submit assignments or integrate feedback received, then you really are missing out on an opportunity. In other words, unless you are committed to your self and to becoming a nurse there is no real point in subscribing to CELBANPrep, no matter what price you pay.
So the question remains: how committed are you, really, to being a nurse here in Canada? Because if you are not committed, I assure you there are many others that are; and it is they that will be tending to you and your family and your friends when you go to the doctor or to the hospital.
Your life is a manifestation of the decisions you make. If you don’t like where you are today, make new decisions so that you end up where you want to be. You took one step by contacting me, subscribing to CELBANPrep could be the next step, but your subscription is worthless without effort, time, practice, and consistency.
Ambition, drive and determination are not characteristics that can be purchased; they come from within. They reside within all of us, but only some of us learn how to tap into this expansive source of energy and motivation. And that is what makes the difference between those IENs who become nurses in Canada and those that do not.
You know the value of CELBANPrep, but still you want a coupon. You are unwilling to pay full price. Why is that? Is it because you and your career are simply not important enough to you? Something to think about, because,there is an interesting correlation between those who pay full price and those who are committed to their careers.
CELBANPrep has increased in popularity, so the number of sales I have and the number of spaces available for each sale are decreased. A new sale will be happening , but depending on interest, I can not tell you when the next sale will be. The sad reality is, only those who act succeed.
I am here for you, but what I really want to know is are you here for yourself?
I appreciate every word of your response. I had to read it three times for me to fully absorb your message. Kim i would not say anything more now, simply because i learned that its not what i said, but what i do. Thank you very much for showing me the reality of what my actions are leading me and please don’t stop because its what i needed. Once more, thank you for your presence.
I am touched and moved by your humility to be able to admit that this is what you needed, and your request for me to continue to walk with you down this path. You are a courageous and amazing woman to accept my words; others would be enraged and cut me off with only bad things to say. But here you are motivated and grateful. That speaks a great deal to your character. I am glad that I took the time to write this letter, from the very core of my being, if it means that you found yourself in the process.