Hi everyone...just starting at 40 too!

  1. I just wanted to say HI and also add how this site is fantastic. I am 40 years old, married with 2 kids. I worked as a manager in a retail furniture store for 15 years; left that and study medical transcription, which I began last May and love! While I love it, I don't like the solitude of it, and silnce I am at home and can work when I want, I find I work all the time. I don't know that I have always had a passion to do nursing, but have thought about it often as I have gotten older, especially when my father passed away at 50 of lung cancer. I thought of it but figured I couldn't do it or kept telling myself that anyway. After doing the transcription and seeing how well I picked it up (it all doesn't sound so foreign anymore) I thought maybe I can. I have several friends who are nurses or are in school and so far they all love it. I do love to help people. I don't think I get to grossed out, (after having kids especially, LOL). I think if I can get over the confidence issue I just might be pretty good at it. At least a couple of my friends tell me that, LOL. I am just now looking into signing up for the pre-req's. It is exciting to think of starting, but wow how scary. My kids are 10 and 12. I figure starting now they will be old enough to be home if I am at work. I just worry, as I am sure most you do/did, that the course load for full-time will be a hard impact on the family. But looking to the future I figure for a couple of years (maybe 3) of sacrifice, it would be so worth it. Anyway, look forward to this forum.
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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses! Good luck in all that you do.

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