If not a nurse...what???? - page 4

So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done???? I wanted to be a vet so badly but got a grant from my State for Nursing School! I took it..duh why... Read More

  1. by   anonymurse
    [QUOTE=TriageRN_34]So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done????[QUOTE]

    I played electric bass in a USAF band for almost 3 decades.
    Very cool to have been a musician playing the music I wanted to play (esp. big band and oldies) without spending all my off time trying to scare up gigs or worrying about health coverage for the kids or teaching inattentive youngsters. And now I'm a nursing student, which, looking back, was the right order to put things in, since the military has an age limit, but nursing doesn't (and the VN-era GI Bill sure helps in getting through school).
  2. by   MamaTheNurse
    [QUOTE=kurosawa][QUOTE=TriageRN_34]So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done????

    I played electric bass in a USAF band for almost 3 decades.
    Very cool to have been a musician playing the music I wanted to play (esp. big band and oldies) without spending all my off time trying to scare up gigs or worrying about health coverage for the kids or teaching inattentive youngsters. And now I'm a nursing student, which, looking back, was the right order to put things in, since the military has an age limit, but nursing doesn't (and the VN-era GI Bill sure helps in getting through school).

    ooohhhh - sounds way cool to me!!! hope nursing will be as fun for you!
  3. by   hipab4hands
    Quote from vidrine rn
    hi triage,
    when i read your post i was thinking wow that sounds like me! i wanted to be a vet also. i love animals and like u i get along better with pets. lol. i was to old to go to vetrenay school. it takes 8 years. and i would have to relocate. so i went into nursing. still think about being a vet sometimes. :smackingf
    I wanted to go to Vet school also. I found that for some reason, I can not do advanced math. My poor brain can just not process numbers very well. This kept me from going beyond Algebra classes.

    If I ever won the lottery, I would open a pet kennel/resort. My house is already like one, because I'm constantly taking care of not only my own pets, but my friend's pets also.
  4. by   mtnmom
    I would love to be a marine biologist or a wildlife biologist...one of those people like Steve Erwin or Jeff Corwin, etc who travels the world looking for and studying fascinating creatures....I am not afraid of any animal of any type.
    But since I have a family and did not have the $$ and oppty to pursue a degree until my late 30's - that is not possible.
    Dont get me wrong...I love being a nurse...but it sure would be nice to be out somewhere tromping through a rainforest right now.
  5. by   anonymurse
    Quote from mtnmom
    I would love to be a marine biologist or a wildlife biologist...
    That's interesting; we have a marine biologist in our RN school changing careers. Life is funny. Dunno, I kinda think anyone can achieve their dreams if they figure it out and pay the price. I knew a trumpeter whose wife left him for someone else in the band. Lots of other guys would've fallen apart. He quietly worked and saved every nickel he made until he could retire at 20 as a MSgt, then paid cash for 5,000 acres of rain forest in Paraguay, an abandoned plantation with a mansion on it, fixed it up, married one of the locals, and did something unheard of: instead of taking the customary crippling cut, he welcomed the locals to farm his property free of charge. He wakes up every morning and opens his door and food is piled up on his steps, thanks offerings from the farmers. Needless to say, nobody had better ever mess with him on his property. And he left no forwarding address, though I'd love to send him a congratulatory card. I think we can all do something like that. Even though my dreams are modest and far more conventional, I feel like I'm on my way, and being on my way, I feel like I'm living it right now. And I think everyone can feel that way and needs to because, I mean, I could get flattened by a city bus tomorrow but I'd have no regrets.
  6. by   Deidre Shiobhan
    I thought of becoming a model, actress and even an air stewardess - infact I've even went for the interview but didn't make it :roll
    When I was much younger I often dreamed of having a shop that sell girlish and cute stuff such as teddy bears, Hello Kitty. I've always wanted to buy those nice little Hello Kitty stuff when I was a little girl but my family couldn't afford as they are very expensive.
    Now that I'm a grown up and a mother, sometimes I daydreamed that I'm a " tai tai " - one that doesn't need to work, marry a very, very rich man. People serving me and never worry about money. Everyday is a luxury to me. It's good way to destress myself.
  7. by   MamaTheNurse
    Quote from Deidre Shiobhan
    I thought of becoming a model, actress and even an air stewardess - infact I've even went for the interview but didn't make it :roll
    When I was much younger I often dreamed of having a shop that sell girlish and cute stuff such as teddy bears, Hello Kitty. I've always wanted to buy those nice little Hello Kitty stuff when I was a little girl but my family couldn't afford as they are very expensive.
    Now that I'm a grown up and a mother, sometimes I daydreamed that I'm a " tai tai " - one that doesn't need to work, marry a very, very rich man. People serving me and never worry about money. Everyday is a luxury to me. It's good way to destress myself.
    I love "tai tai" - I think I'm going to have to start using that in every day conversation!!!
  8. by   Deidre Shiobhan
    Quote from MamaTheNurse
    I love "tai tai" - I think I'm going to have to start using that in every day conversation!!!

    Ha! Ha! Ha! great to know you like this word. It's cantonese - You see that's my dialect.
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Deidre Shiobhan
    Ha! Ha! Ha! great to know you like this word. It's cantonese - You see that's my dialect.
    I get a kick out of listening to my wife & mother-in-law talk to each other.

    Here is a Pic of my wife, also an RN, an I.
  10. by   MamaTheNurse
    Quote from Deidre Shiobhan
    Ha! Ha! Ha! great to know you like this word. It's cantonese - You see that's my dialect.
    hmmmm -that's interesting......
    when I was in high school, I had a really good male friend who was Chinese - apparently his parents liked me because, according to my friend, if they didn't, they would have spoke to each other in Cantonese at the supper table, criticizing my table manners and I don't remember them ever doing that......

    anyway, I moved to a big city to go to college and whenever my friend and his family were in town to visit family, they would invite me out to dinner with them and their family - it was usually my friend's immediate family, his grandmother and his uncle and his wife (who was not Chinese) - his grandmother would glare at me all through supper and if she did talk to me, she was quite curt and didn't call me by my name but by something in Cantonese - I thought it was a variation of my name but when I asked my friend, he looked all embarassed and said "Um, it means "Skinny Round Eye Girl" - I laughed but asked "Does she call your Aunt Vicky that too?" apparently she did for the first couple years that his aunt and uncle were married but gave up when Aunt Vicky showed no signs of leaving...........boy, I could sure handle being called "Skinny" in Cantonese now!! :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  11. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    I wanted / want to be lots of things....

    #1 thing I ever wanted to be was an awesome stay at home mom.....got that down. :chuckle

    Other things: NICU nurse, Labor & delivery nurse, photographer...mainly for babies & children - I'm just beginning to learn how to hand-color B&W or sepia photos, always wanted to own an upscale bridal salon, would have loved being a bridal gown dress designer. I always had the desire to be a lawyer too, eveyone says I should have been - but I'd get very frustrated and burned out very early on, I think. Preschool/Kindy teacher, librarian....
    Would also love to be blessed with being a new mom again!
    There's lots of things I'd like to do before my time here is up.
    Fun question!
  12. by   alanpe
    teacher; teaching it was i woul like to be.

    in spain, we say the best job is:

    1. the wage of a physician.
    2. the work of a priest.
    3. the hollidays of a teacher.


    for me it does not matter the hollidays, i would really like to work as teacher, but there is not shortage in teaching.
    if any of you knew a possible application for me please contact me.
  13. by   Neletta Fredelake
    I always wanted to be a secretary or a librarian. I like to organize things and I love books of all sizes and shapes.

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