I can't tell you about all my life experiences until certain time limits have passed, however, as screwed up as the world is PMHNP is a great way to go. More interesting than plugging holes in people and inserting tubes, etc. (Been there, done that) All you need for equipment to practice is...well nothing but your brain. In contrast to other NP areas, you have the option of using ancient "techniques" if you wish. For example, I've trained with Shipibo shamans in the Amazon
and Q'ero Indians in the highlands of Peru. Now I'm studying ways of the Kalahari bushmen (certainly more interesting than working on the DNP!) I can run a fire ceremony, do soul retrievals, for example as well as prescribe modern meds or do therapy. Ask an FNP or any other NP to practice as they did in the old days, lol!