I am a nurse, but I dream of.... - page 8

Okay, I am a nurse who is returning to nursing. Is it my dream career? Probably not, but I do miss the patients and I hate to give up on a career I worked so hard for. That being said, in my... Read More

  1. by   walkingrock
    i've always wanted to work in the animal nursery at a large zoo! :heartbeat

    (i'm a nicu nurse...)
  2. by   kenny b
    Quote from walkingrock
    i've always wanted to work in the animal nursery at a large zoo! :heartbeat

    (i'm a nicu nurse...)
    what a crazy coincidence! i've always wanted to work at a nursery with a large zoo animal!

    kenny b
  3. by   widow2RN
    This is probably my most favorite site yet. I graduated in May in Nursing with an ADN, passed my NCLEX in August, but have gone on for more pre-req's for the BSN at this time.... eager to start working... but in the meantime... now that I AM licensed as an RN... I'd rather (be):

    Continue to stay-at-home with my children (despite my late husband's death)
    A best-selling author of fiction
    An attorney representing abused women or children
    A forensic scientist who can solve any crime
    A mental health psychologist... gosh, I LOVE to analyze!
    An educator of public school... too bad the pay is lousy...
    A small business owner of a line of clothing for women in my area that beats Walmart crap...
    I'd like to teach on a college level... time to give back in a BETTER way than what I went through in the nursing program...
    And, finally... I wish to develop the "right side" of my brain, and learn to do something artistic or heck... just to develop a "talent" that I'm good at... (this right-sided problem is what is making "speech" class so hard for me right now....).... <grin>

  4. by   Kymmi
    1) Working for NCIS (love that show)

    I also wonder as I read these posts if there are other message boards out there for other professions and how many people that are not in the nursing field dream of being a nurse just like we dream of being something else.
  5. by   wolfgirl
    Quote from sjt9721
    In my fantasy life I am...

    1) An FBI or Secret Service agent
    2) A season-ticket holder for OU Sooner football (every game, every year!)
    3) Stay-at-home Mom
    Let's see....my fantasy life....

    1. An astronaut
    2. A wildlife biologist/veterinarian who studies wolves
    3. An astronomer/aerospace engineer
    4. concert flutist
    5. Any combination of the above
  6. by   ragingmomster
    being a...

    1) professional fiction reviewer - instead of the amateur I am now

    2) world class poker player

    3) professional home and office organizer (let me at those messy closets!)

    4) the mother who would like to be a stay at home mom
  7. by   oneLoneNurse
    being An IT guy and/or
    A Librarian

    Both will soon be realities.
  8. by   fgoff
    ok i'm reday for this!!

    i am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. i have decided i would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old
    i want to go to mcdonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.
    i want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.
    i want to think m&ms
    are better than money because you can eat them.
    i want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot
    summer's day.
    i want to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were
    colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes,but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. all you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

    i want to think the world is fair.
    that everyone is honest and good.
    i want to believe that anything is possible.
    i want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things
    again. :flowersfo
    i want to live simple again.
    i don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, :behindpc:

    mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.
    i want to believe in the power of smiles,:wink2:

    hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.
    so . . here's my checkbook and my car keys, my credit card bills and my 401k statements. i am officially resigning from adulthood.
    and if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause........

    ....."tag! you're it."

    pass this to someone and brighten their day by helping them remember the simple things in life.

  9. by   HARRN2b

    I am just trying to figure out how to pull this off as I wish for the same. I want to travel with my children and experience their wonder of the world. I am thinking I would like to buy and rv and work as a nurse when I graduate. I am sick and tired of having to be conventional and conservative. I am sick and tired of people telling me how to live just because I am "supposed" to. The h*ll with supposed to. I just want to live again!
  10. by   Midwest4me
    This IS fun!
    In my dreams I am a....
    1) Owner/manager of a Starbucks store
    2) Owner/manager of a bakery specializing in rolls, doughnuts, sourdough and whole-wheat breads
    3) Owner of a small-town custom-made motorcycle company
    4) Motorcycle test-rider
  11. by   kit3375
    1. A stay at home mom.
    2. A singer
    3. A southern cook like Paula Dean with my own TV show on Food network.
  12. by   rclimbr
    I am not a nurse, but is nursing so much of a drain that ya'll can't at least do some of this stuff in your spare time?
    Get a part time job in a bakerey or a craft store
    just 15-20 hours a week, who cares how much it pays do it for fun or a stress break from your "real" job
  13. by   zudy
    Quote from dragonflyRN
    I would love to open up my own LTC facility.
    I would also love to open my own LTC facility! It would be perfect, with beautiful gardens, great food, in a home-like setting. And of course, all the staff would be vastly overpaid, and love their job! The residents would be so happy!

    I also dream of going back to that golf course in Maui, and hitting a hole-in-one on the signature hole!