I've been dancing around options for a second career for some time now. Everything I am truly good at is creative but I don't think I would want to use my escape as a job, not that there are a lot of them anyway. The other things I've always been good at is being an empathetic caretaker, being a calming agent to aggressiveness, and reading people pretty well. I've been a good student for vocational studies or independent studies but have never been in a long-haul program. I'm not good at math.
Nursing has been a consideration off and on for all of my life. For a 46-year-old I'm told I'm pretty youthful, but I don't feel sure at the moment because of the questions pinging off of the walls of my head.
If I do decide to pursue this dream, will I find myself in debt up to my ears and hating life? Is it too late to train my brain? Am I too right-brained for all that math? Will it suck up all of my energy, even on my days off? Will it be worth it?
If anyone has been in my place, I'd be grateful for your insight.....