Trying not to feel discouraged

  1. I went through a four week CNA course back in March 2011. during that time I was accepted into a practical nursing program in which I now only have 9 months left, YAY! anyhoo, some of the girls from my CNA class got jobs pretty quickly in hospitals, and one other just got a job as well. they are all care team assistants, which i guess is similar to a patient care tech ?? not really sure of their responsibilities. and of course i do celebrate and am happy for them. but a small part of me feels discouraged, and a bit jealous i guess you can say. just a little bit. only because this is something I've wanted for so long, and I feel like I have been doing, and am going to do, nothing but school, school school! lol. I know i seem silly, because I am so happy for them. My plans are to continue my education and advancing as far as I can go. but right now, I'm feeling a bit impatient lol. that's all, just venting a bit.
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  3. by   sheilahdee
    any words of encouragement? anyone else ever feel this way?
  4. by   FutureNeoNursing
    Don't feel silly, what you feel is an emotion and there is nothing wrong with that at all. I have a friend right now that because of me she got employed at a local hospital. We both have been without a job for some time and since she has a lot of kids and trying to finish nursing school, I helped her as much as I could so that she can get back on her feet. She had her cna license for years but didn't even use it, and I told her to stop just applying for cna jobs but go for other areas in the healthcare field ...she got the job as a patient care tech working with 10 patients. I couldn't be more happy for her,but me finding work has stressed me out a little and I have applied to numerous positions and not one has been successful. That is the reason while I went back to school because there was a need in the nursing field and it was one area where you could advance into other opportunities! It's a struggle going to school and not working. There will be days where you question yourself or not feel up to continue the road to your dream,but you must keep pushing forward no matter what,the road may have a few bumps on it,without them we wouldn't know our own strength to move along. It all gets better in the end. I believe that God shows up and shows out when you at least expect it :-) What is ours will be ours and no one else can claim it!! Stay Encouraged
  5. by   sheilahdee
    Thank you so much! I love/hate school lol. I could not be happier with the path I'm on. I just get that occasional lapse where I feel inadequate or like this is taking forever to get to my dream. I can do this!! Thanks for the encouragememt!