Hello everyone, this is my first post on here. I kind of stood back and read everyones threads for a little while now and decided to post one of my own, looking for advice and guidance from a wide range of experienced adults in the nursing field. I just turned 24 years old, im a male, in the Air Force as an aircraft weapons specialist, married with a one year old daughter and another daughter on the way the end of this year. My mom has been an LPN for about 7 years now and I have had an interest in the medical field for quite some time. I want to help people, fixing jets doesnt do it for me, I fix a jet and get no thanks for anything from it(obviously because its an inanimate object lol) however you help a person feel better and they can give you their gratitude. My enlistment is up in june 2013, not TOO far off. So I decided that I would love to pursue a career in nursing, go guard and move back home with my family when my enlistment is up then MAYBE go back to active duty as a flight nurse. I understand I need to take it one day at a time and thats fine with me. However, reading a majority or threads on here I question becoming a nurse because it seems like its not as enjoyable or as gratifying as I thought. The few positive threads are great to read and uplifting. I have a few things im worried about, im terrible with math and I heard that microbiology and chemistry classes are no walk in the park. Since my 6 years in the military I have only taken ONE college class, english 101. Thats a good start towards my degree, right? Thats how I look at it. I know I have thrown a bunch of things out there at once but im mostly looking for guidance, advice, something a little positive lol. Having a family to take care of, and going to school, providing medical care for my daughters since I wont be active, its all a little overwhelming and im not sure where to start next after my one measly college class. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you guys.