"If you can dream it they will come" is a quote from an old movie I saw as a child.I come from a very hard childhood and was raised by a family member who was abusive & I didn't get to live with my mom till I was almost 18. I was always independent and worked so school was not a priority. After I became a CNA because I needed a job since I didn't want to work at albertsons--- I saw how nurses worked & I saw one driving a gorgeous infinity car. And I thought I can do the same. I always took care of myself and wanted to be the best. (Meaning, I didn't have a child as a teenager)I remember saying in general- that after I become a nurse I was gonna get me a luxury car- and this one nurse said "you shouldn't become a nurse just because you want a luxury car".now that I've been a nurse for 10 years, I am happy that the fruit of my labor has paid off.I have gone to Europe for 20 days, I have a gorgeous house in a great area of the city (all A schools & high property values), and I have a gorgeous luxury car. I am married with 2 babies-- one soon to be.I worked long hard working hours for these blessings. And now I am going to school again to accomplish the next step in my career. Right now I am not sure where or what I want with my career because they require BSN's for jobs so a masters degree I will need...Sometimes it's hard and I wish I did something less stressful for work. But I do not regret being a nurse.