The other day, I spoke to my Japanese grandmother. She told me that out of all my siblings, I have the best, most prestigious job, and told me how wonderful it was that I chose to become a nurse. That made me soooo happy. All my siblings have gotten into fancy schools
(University of Chicago, Harvey Mudd, etc) on big fat scholarships
. I had severe issues as a teen and was only able to graduate high school on time by taking weekend classes. I did fine once I got into college, but it took me a while to choose a major. I'm currently at a community college's ADN program (I'm not bashing the program or the degree, it just kinda pales to my siblings' borderline Ivy League schools), but my grandmother nonetheless sees me as having the highest-ranking job. Her sister-in-law was an L&D nurse for 30 years, so my grandma knows what nursing is all about.