THE QUESTION IS: WHEN IS IT "TIME"?
I know a lot of you will think this is ludicrous judging by my age, but I feel as if i need some serious advice about this. I'll give you guys the story in a nutshell.. i graduated last may of 2003 with a business degree. Because of the recent economy, I was job searching for about a good 8 months until i landed at the ad agency where i am at today (got the job january 2004). I interned at a lot of ad agencies in college and swore it was what i wanted to do (at least throughout my 20s). however, i had much of an "epiphany" the week before i got my job at the agency-- it was to be a nurse. i thought that maybe all my months of unemployment were just speaking to me, especially after hearing about the shortage in nurses. as the weeks progressed, i still couldnt stop thinking about it, even after i had started my new job and was going through the motions. I like everyone at work and the work that i do for the company is fine. its entry level, so i expect not to make many critical decisions.. but i guess i never saw myself in an upper level position and i'm starting to realize that chasing the almighty dollar isnt what makes me happy- in sum, i dont think i have a future in this
i have decided to take it slow and make a rational decision before anything.. i've signed up to volunteer at a local hospital and have decided to take 1 pre-req class at a local community college. if i do leave, it will be right before may (when summer school starts for colleges, so i can start prereqs), which would only make my "business career" 4 months...
the big question:
is it too early for me to leave this job for nursing? i know this message board is a little bit biased, but I really do feel as if this is a "calling" and not just a phase. i am young (22) and i can make a lot of changes still, but people are telling me that i owe it to myself to stick around at this job because all those months of being unemployed.. but in contrast to that- i think to myself "why should i keep on lying to myself? i know i'm not going to be here in the long run, so why should i appeal to what everyone 'suggests' that i do?"
WELL, SHOULD I?