My mother who had been a RN in Taiwan came to United States to give us a better life. With her degree in Taiwan, she was able to take the RN test in US, however, due to language barrier, she was not able to obtain her RN license,instead,she became a LVN. For the past twenty so years, she has been working as a dedicated graveyard shift LVN. But her mindset was always at becoming a RN, she studied whenever she had time and took the NCLEX many times and never passed. But her failures did not stop her from achieving high, she said to us that she will keep trying till the day she dies. The moment has finally come. She just passed her RN test!!! Even though she is 57 years old now, but she has taught us something important in life. Don't give up! Reach high and someday your dream can come true. I have decided to follow my mother's footstep of becoming a nurse two years ago, after having completed my prereqs and sending in my applications, I am just crossing my fingers now and hoping I will get accepted to somewhere soon.
For those of of people who doubt themseleves, all I can say is that the fear of failing and constant doubting of yourself will not help you in reaching your goal. It is the risk that we never took in life that we regret the most. Good Luck to all of you!!