Hello all! I joined All Nurses a little over a year ago with every intention to start nursing school at that time. Well, I chickened out again....See this has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I have applied to college at least four or five times in the past, and would end up getting too scared that
I couldn't do it or wasn't smart enough. But, I started this journey a couple of months ago, and I am going through with it!!! I have been accepted to my local University and will officially sign up for my first two classes in two days. I am just starting out with remedial math and English 1. I have been out of school for 25 years and have to get my feet wet. I plan on going full time in August 2014. I have a decent job and feel guilty for hating it. It is an office job and all I do is sit for 8 hours a day and do a little paperwork and answer the phone. Some people would love a job like that. Well I hate it! I feel like
I have accomplished absolutely nothing at the end of the day. There is no room for advancement and I am bored. My passion is nursing, I am so fascinated with the medical field and helping others. When I am in a hospital or clinic, I feel like a kid in a candy store! LOL!!!
So, as I said I have been out of school for 25 years and yes that makes me 43. I read All Nurses everyday looking for encouragement. I do not read the negative stuff as life is already hard enough without it. I do find alot of you in the same position as myself. I got married had a son and wanted to raise him and get him in college. Well, now I am divorced and me and my son will be attending the same college in two weeks! This has been the hardest decision I have ever made, but I am going for it. I will get older whether I go to school or not. I would rather try and fail than not try at all. I don't want to regret that I never tried one more day!!!
So, I hope this encourages someone out there, like so many of you have encouraged me. I am scared to death, but I really want this and with encouraging stories on here and help from Above I will do it!!!
Thanks for listening.