My parents and I are immigrants from Mexico and they hate
the idea of me becoming an RN. Now that I've just graduated HS, they are bugging me (even more now than they have in the past) about what I am going to do in life. My parents wanted me to become a Doctor (like a neurosurgeon) and while I thought how cool it would be to become a doctor and how awesome the pay would be, I came to realize a while later that becoming a doctor just wasn't for me. I decided that I want to be a neonatal nurse (my parents disapprove, but whatever, I love babies and I want to help take care of them). They like to put me down and keep telling a bunch of things.
Here are some examples:
-If you become a nurse, we won't pay for your tuition. (Okay, good. I don't want you to. Why do you think I'm applying for scholarships
and looking for a job?)
-You won't have a good pay. (Umm, have you gone on the Internet and seen how much the starting salary is in our state? It's a pretty good starting salary.)
-Why would you want to become a nurse when you could become a doctor? Nurses would work for you if became a doctor. (Because I'm not a leader, I'm follower. I'm not good at giving instructions but I'm good at following them.)
-Nurses work long hours. (Umm, I'm pretty sure doctors work longer...)
-You only want to go into nursing because it won't take as long. (Ah, no. It's because I want to be a nurse, not because it's shorter.)
-We won't support you. (Ah, you rarely every support my choices. And besides, I have friends who support me on becoming a nurse because they know it is something they know I want to do.)
But for right now, I'm gonna take a year gap (I desperately need it and senior year was HELL), and get a job at a local Dollar Tree store (my parents hate the idea, but I don't care anymore, I'm done with them ruling my life). After the year gap, I'm going to a technical school and study to become a CNA and then later on to a University to become a neonatal nurse.
My parents keep telling me that I'm making a big mistake but that's just them.
Have any of you ever been through this?