I am excited about my future but it seems so far away....

  1. I know in the end it will all be worth it but it just seems like it is going to take forever. I am not going to give up and I cannot wait to begin clinicals but the light at the end of the tunnel seems dim.

    I was going over what should be my remaining semesters and it looks like I won't be graduating until May of 2010, boy does that seems so far away.
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  3. by   nightshifter415
    I can empathize with you because I feel like my life has been on hold. It seemed like it literally took forever to start clinicals. My school made a fortune keeping me around saying, "next semester...no, actually next semester". I can't wait to get married and start having some kids but it's not going to happen anytime soon until I graduate next May and pass the boards.

    You're not alone.
  4. by   luvmyguys
    HI! I know exactly how you feel. My husband works 2 jobs everyday all day so that I can study and take care of our kids, and I cannot wait to get done so that I can't take some of this burden from him. I have been at this since 2003 and FINALLY start my clinicals March 26th. I graduate Fall 2008, and it still seems far away. But, it will be SOOOO worth it-I look at it this way- I've come this far-its half way over!!!
  5. by   Rme4life
    after i decided to go back to school it got put on hold for 4 years because i got pregnant (twice). when i did start back i had 4 years ahead of me. i am now in my last semester and should graduate this may. i try not to think how long something is going to take. i like to think, no matter what 2010 is gonna come, do you want to reach it being a nurse or do you want to reach it not being a nurse. no matter what, 2010 is coming. i was thinking about grad school before i took any college classes and i had people say to me, you are setting your goals to high, all you're gonna do is set yourself up for failure, why don't you just think about an AA degree, then maybe a BA. I don't work that way though and I am looking forward to the fact than in 3 years i can apply to grad school. i don't care that i am not young. I don't like to think of things as a tunnel that there is some light you need to see or reach the end of. reaching some light is death to me, not reaching your goals and dreams. when i need encouragement, i have a stone (polished rock) that has NO LIMITS written across it. this helps me focus when i feel overwhelmed. (I also obsess with lists). i wish i could give you some words of wisdom, but i don't think i have any. i do know that when i tell people i am in nursing school, i have had more than one person say to me, i was going to go to nursing school (5yrs ago, 8 years ago, etc) but it was to long so i didn't do it. i just think to myself, well you would have been done by now and be a nurse but instead now you're still in the same place you were X years ago. good luck in school. i do know i can tell you it is totally worth it.
  6. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from jbjints
    I know in the end it will all be worth it but it just seems like it is going to take forever. I am not going to give up and I cannot wait to begin clinicals but the light at the end of the tunnel seems dim.

    I was going over what should be my remaining semesters and it looks like I won't be graduating until May of 2010, boy does that seems so far away.
    It goes by so quick. I started school in 2004 and thought 2007 seemed light years away. Here it is 2007 and it feels like I was just talking about how long it would take. Those years will go by whether you're in school or not. Why not further your education in the meantime? Good luck.
  7. by   AlisonBSN
    SoulShine is right. It goes by so fast, like everything. I know how you feel though. The waiting is all part of it.
  8. by   cherokeesummer
    I agree it does seem so far away...but here I am in my last semester thinking wow, its almost done! I've been in school for a loooong time...


    2 yrs for an AA in General studies, 4 years plus for a BA in psych then 2 years in MS work (didn't finish the program yet though) and then decided to become a nurse so here I am LOL! Three years later and I am due to graduate in July!

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