Why Are We Doing This To Ourselves?

  1. It's final time! It's quite obvious with all of the posts on this section of the message board.

    I'm looking through them all seeing people who are getting physically ills and are close to mental breakdowns. I myself can totally relate. The last two weeks I've had severe headaches and fun stomach problems from stress.

    I can't help but wonder why we are putting ourselves through this. There are so many career paths out there that we could take. Many of them where the philosophy C = Degrees stands strong. Sadly here we are, working our butts off to get anything but a C or lower.

    I've tried to put myself in other career paths, less stressful career paths, but I can't see myself doing anything else.

    So when I ask myself why I'm putting myself through this? My answer is that it's just meant to be. There's nothing else I'd rather do!
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  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from casi
    It's final time! It's quite obvious with all of the posts on this section of the message board.

    I'm looking through them all seeing people who are getting physically ills and are close to mental breakdowns. I myself can totally relate. The last two weeks I've had severe headaches and fun stomach problems from stress.

    I can't help but wonder why we are putting ourselves through this. There are so many career paths out there that we could take. Many of them where the philosophy C = Degrees stands strong. Sadly here we are, working our butts off to get anything but a C or lower.

    I’ve tried to put myself in other career paths, less stressful career paths, but I can’t see myself doing anything else.

    So when I ask myself why I’m putting myself through this? My answer is that it’s just meant to be. There’s nothing else I’d rather do!
    To me, it's worth it! I know many will beg to differ and say that "you don't know what you are getting into".............I KNOW this is what I want to do. I know that for personal reasons, it is going to be worth every headache, nauseas moment, and tear I shed

    Personally, I posted a few days ago because I needed to let it out and in return got just that plus many replies, and kinds wishes from fellow members. It is worth it already!
  4. by   Tweety
    I agree, for me I as just driven to be a nurse. Nothing else would do.
    We don't have to sacrifice our physical well being in nursing school.

    My main symptom of stress during that time was fatigue, sometimes an overwhelming deep hurt to the bones fatigue from working, studying and clinicals, etc.

    I made sure I jogged every other day and took care of myself physically though.

    I'm lucky though, I've always been a calm test taker and was never one to overly stress over grades to the point I became physically ill.
  5. by   Catsmeow
    I'm enjoying the challenge. I put aside school so many years, took courses haphazardly, quit, restarted, collected crazy credits (9 credits in German, lol), and now that I'm finally focused and have a plan, I'm so happy and excited. Last semester has been one of the best 4 months of my life.

    Anyone else just loving the challenge of it all?

    Cats
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Tweety
    I agree, for me I as just driven to be a nurse. Nothing else would do.
    We don't have to sacrifice our physical well being in nursing school.

    My main symptom of stress during that time was fatigue, sometimes an overwhelming deep hurt to the bones fatigue from working, studying and clinicals, etc.

    I made sure I jogged every other day and took care of myself physically though.

    I'm lucky though, I've always been a calm test taker and was never one to overly stress over grades to the point I became physically ill.
    I stress but do think that a little stress is not too bad at all. Not to that point of being physically ill, either
  7. by   Catsmeow
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    I stress but do think that a little stress is not too bad at all. Not to that point of being physically ill, either
    ~nodnod~ and for me, this is the first time in my life I've applied myself hard enough to pull off these kinds of grades!!! I'm so thrilled I can do it!! lol

    Cats
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from casi
    It's final time! It's quite obvious with all of the posts on this section of the message board.

    I'm looking through them all seeing people who are getting physically ills and are close to mental breakdowns. I myself can totally relate. The last two weeks I've had severe headaches and fun stomach problems from stress.

    I can't help but wonder why we are putting ourselves through this. There are so many career paths out there that we could take. Many of them where the philosophy C = Degrees stands strong. Sadly here we are, working our butts off to get anything but a C or lower.

    I've tried to put myself in other career paths, less stressful career paths, but I can't see myself doing anything else.

    So when I ask myself why I'm putting myself through this? My answer is that it's just meant to be. There's nothing else I'd rather do!
    I could be an elementary school teacher but I felt that I needed more excitement and challenges in my life.....taking these hardcore science classes is the ultimate endurance test for me. A glutton for punishment, maybe? I know it will make me a stronger than I have ever been before, and trust me I am a pretty tough cookie already. I look at it as god's will so I won't get scared and runnnnnnnnnnnnn as fast as I can from it
    Now that I think about it, I DID run from things alot in my past......actually all the way across the Atlantic to America! No more running, it's time to STICK things out!
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Catsmeow
    I'm enjoying the challenge. I put aside school so many years, took courses haphazardly, quit, restarted, collected crazy credits (9 credits in German, lol), and now that I'm finally focused and have a plan, I'm so happy and excited. Last semester has been one of the best 4 months of my life.

    Anyone else just loving the challenge of it all?

    Cats
    the 9 credits in German might just benefit you in your future career, never know when you might have to CALM one of them down
  10. by   Turd.Ferguson
    Quote from casi
    ....I can’t see myself doing anything else.

    So when I ask myself why I’m putting myself through this? My answer is that it’s just meant to be. There’s nothing else I’d rather do!
    You answered your own question, casi. I think most of us are the same way. When I lost my previous job, I thought "what do I want to do now?" There was no other option for me - I'm going to Nursing school because I want to be a nurse....or a firetruck.
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Tweety
    I agree, for me I as just driven to be a nurse. Nothing else would do.
    We don't have to sacrifice our physical well being in nursing school.

    My main symptom of stress during that time was fatigue, sometimes an overwhelming deep hurt to the bones fatigue from working, studying and clinicals, etc.

    I made sure I jogged every other day and took care of myself physically though.

    I'm lucky though, I've always been a calm test taker and was never one to overly stress over grades to the point I became physically ill.
    Exercise and eating right is also a very important aid for me.

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