Hello all :-)
I am so excited that this website exists! I'd love to hear from people that ave decided ona career change.
As I sit here researching nursing schools and reflecting on my life, I've been forced to face myself and anaylyze the decisions I 've made and why.
I have always wanted to be an RN. After I earned my CNA certification at 18, I wanted to have an "easy time" in college so I went against my better judgement and studied Advertising and Public Relations. I did very well and as soon as I gradutated, I moved to NYC and got a job in the PR department of a widely known museum.
Although I was sucessfull in my position, and I was great at what I did, there was always a nagging thought in my mind reminding me that what I was doing was superficial and served no real purpose (other than making obsecenly rich people richer) :-(
I was laid off a few months ago. As unhappy as I am that I dont have the steady income I'm used to, I am relieved that I have been forced to loook at myself and determine whether I'm going to continue torturing myself and stick to comfortability or if I'm going to "grow a pair", get out of my comfort zone and follow my heart straight to nursing school.
I opted for the latter.
The point of this post is to remind people that everything in life happens for a reason. There are times in your life that you have the "perfect oppurtuny" to do something, but it may not be the perfect time for you. I was immature, undisciplined, and lazy when I started college, but today I am woman that has decided to buck up and grow up.
I am sure there are other people on this thread with a similar story and I want to hear (or read) it.
Thank you for your time and attention to my mini-venting session.