Man, I don't know what to say after reading these posts. I don't officially start nursing school until August. So I guess I can't really say for sure how I will feel. I can only update later.
I will say though, I have never wanted anything more than to achieve this goal in my life. (other than children and I have them). My heart is so into this that I will not turn back now. I have come so far, gone through so many hoops and jumped over so many hurdles. I have thought about quitting many times, it isn't easy with 4 kids at home and no kind of adult support around, but I have kept my goal in sight and have pushed through it.
I would like to say that although it may be long, and hard and tough, I will push through and might even like it and in the end I won't regret a thing.
I have been through some serious crap in my life, things I would hope no one would ever have to go through, and I have pushed through it all and I live with no regrets. Each thing in life is a learning opportunity IMO so even if something happened now I know it would have been for a reason and I would have gained from it.
I am very sorry for how you guys feel and for your experiences. I wish you all the best in finding something that truly makes you happy. Everyone should have a job they enjoy.
I can't say 100% I will feel this same way after my first year, but I have every intention of updating a year from now of how happy I am about the decision I have made.
Nursing isn't for everyone though. Same with every profession. But I for sure think Nursing is for some and I think I am one of those "some".
Again, best of luck to all of you that have decided it's not for you
Just about everyone deserves happiness.