I have no reason really to stress out but I am!!
Im only 22, and will hopefully be starting Nursing School in Aug. The way the schools put together, I should, if all things go well, be an RN by the time im 25.. and I eventually want to get a BSN & possibly, even become a NP. . .
I feel like my life is going SOOO slow revolving around school- I feel like that goal of becoming a nurse is like overtaking my thoughts, and every part of it, I just want it to be over, I just want to be a nurse already!
I feel way to young for this, and have no one in my life, but I feel all my friends are married & have kids & Im getting the itch! I feel like if I do end up getting married though, I wont be able to help it & I will have kids!! haha.. I feel like a nut analyzing this so much, but I feel like by the time Im done with everything Ill be 30ish, and I just feel like, for me, thats so old!
(I know there are a lot of nurses who started their second carrer much later than that, but they already have their family, kids, all that..)
Anyone else feel the same?
As a married mother of three just let me say GET IT DONE BEFORE LIFE HAPPENS!! I applied to and was accepted into a CC nursing program in 1997. I was 20 years old, newly married with a new baby. I couldn't do it, just couldn't do with all that was going on in my life. It took almost 10 years before going back (and 2 more kids later). I so look back and wish I could have stuck it out, now I will be 33 when I graduate, not 23
I could have 10 years under my belt, ya know. Life and nursing school is hard enough and adding marriage/husband and children REALLY makes it hard. Not saying it cant be done, b/c I'm doing it and so are many others but it isn't easy.
I stress to my children almost daily "education FIRST, than marriage and children!" I want them (all girls) to be done with college before piling on the added stress of everything else. We also have trusts set up for them that as long as they stay in college, it's paid for. If they drop out or dont attend, they dont get their education paid for, hopefully an incentive to go and stay and finish.
Life will happen, dont worry about your friends getting married and/or having babies. Get your schooling out of the way, if you can. You'll appreciate it so much later in life.
Oh and, 30's NOT old, lol. Golly, you make it sound as if we're the crypt keeper or something! LOL!
Last edit by Jess_Missouri_RN on Mar 1, '08