I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying the fall weather so far!
I apologize in advance if this is long and boring, but I could really use some advice, or I just need a good kick in the pants! Anyhow, I've been with my current employer for a little over 6 years. When I started there, I had every intention of going to school for nursing (I work for a manufacturing company, in operations) but ended up taking business classes. I ended up getting a great promotion a few years ago. The problem? I hate what I do - but I would have been stupid to turn down the opportunity. At the time, I thought it would be great. The other "problem" is that I have formed a great friendship with my boss. I don't want to betray her, but at the same time, I obviously can't tell her what I want to do. I'm so comfortable there. But, I really want to switch gears and go for my RN. The thought of taking another business class makes me crazy. I'm so scared of failure. I have to work full-time, but the school I attend offers a weekend nursing program - with no wait list! The clinicals run every other weekend, 8 hrs on Friday, and 12 each on Sat and Sun, except for Summer Semester. I think I am just scared of leaving my "comfort zone." I really want to pursue the RN. I know I'd be a wonderful nurse. My husband is very supportive and just wants me to be happy. I just want to overcome these fears of failure!! I know that working full-time plus going to school is going to be very hard, but I figure it's 2-3 years of my life. If I don't do it now, I'm just going to end up with a degree that I don't want, because I felt guilty for leaving where I am.
Sorry this is so long...any advice would be appreciated!
Thank you so much!