My name is Sherrell, I'm 24, and currently working on my Pre-requisites (5 classes left) for a chance at nursing school to get my BSN! I have no children but I do have a very active social life which keeps me distracted for the most part. I graduated from high school in 2007 and ever since then I have been attending college and taking courses. I had changed my major 3 times before I came to the decision to major in nursing and then plan to go back to college to become a CRNA.
I'm now at a point in my life where I feel that I should have already obtained a degree; being that I am 24 and 6 years after graduating high school. I keep beating myself up over the fact that a few of my closest friends have graduated and even went back for their masters degree or even decided on following a new career path. I also worry and wonder what my friends and family think about me "taking so long" to obtain something that should only take 4 years. Part of me is saying "maybe nursing just isn't what you truly want to do, because if it was you'd be doing better in your pre reqs and getting it done" but another part of me wants to keep pushing for my BSN. I've been adamant about wanting to graduate from a particular university and the year I'd like to graduate which is in 2016, but problems keep arising and I'm just about fed up with it all.
I love the thought of helping others and becoming a nurse, but it brings me to tears when I start thinking and feeling like I will not be able to accomplish the hopes and dreams I had for myself.
So if you could please give me a word of encouragement, or even a stern talking to because I know I might need it. Please do not hesitate on posting a few words thanks in advance!