Originally posted by L.B. Path
.However, this is one career decision that you will be truly enabled to face your own worse enemy which in reality is always OURSELVES.....and to overcome Your own fear while making a REAL DIFFERENCE in the life of a hurting humanity....Go for it and when days get rough, just remember to make lemonade out of the lemons.....How exciting! To just be starting on the first steps of this wonderful journey......I LOVE to see nurses who are making this commitment......maybe that is why I am FINALLY leaning towards teaching nursing though it is also an area that I faught against almost as hard as I faught against becoming a nurse.....For myself, when I decided to become a nurse, I started nursing school with the attitude, "Well, if this gets to be TOO MUCH" for me, I can always stop.....13 plus years later I am still saying that to myself. *smiles*.....One step at a time and also remember, look behind you to see what you have already accomplished when you are learning a new procedure in your nursing career....There will be lots of times you "don't know if you can do it".......Each success will be another "feather in your cap" so to speak.....You can let the shadows of fear stop you or you can fly like an Eagle and bless all that you come into contact with.
L.B., this really hit me, because I do fought against becoming a nurse even though I've been pulled in this direction since high school (20 years ago). I also think that it was because I would have to face my worse enemy...ME! Unfortunately, my not following through until now, has sent me going in circles, trying to find something that would have the same essence of nursing and not finding it. So I'm biting the bullet and after this term, I will have all my prereqs, so I can apply for my ADN program. As my school goes my applicants completing all of their prereqs first and their GPA, I should have no problem getting in. I'm scared, but I'm even more scared about going another 20 years looking for something that you can only find in nursing.
So, thanks again L.B., your post made me realize that what I am feeling is not abnormal.