Vent... Why was I so stupid?!? - page 2

Why was I so stupid right after high school? If I would have just pulled my head out of my butt for 2 seconds and buckled down I wouldn't have to be going back to school at 31. Why on earth would I... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from JoJo_Ga_Girl
    Aww....we were all stupid then...whether or not we went to college.
    I agree with this . . . . I did many stupid things even though I did go to college.

  2. by   matt59
    ...I, on the other hand, think I would have made a better nursing student if I would have tryed it earlier in life as opposed to in middle age. I think the blank page theory would have applied, & all my aquired bad habits would not interfere. I am not saying that a middle aged dog cannot be trained new tricks, just that I think it might not be as easy....
  3. by   nursesaideBen
    It always is such an inspiration to me when I see adults and older people going back to school. I think it must take so much courage and dedication to do so and the respect I have for all of you is tremendous. Several people in my class are second career students and I love learning and working with them. Their life experiences help them with the class and help them to achieve their goals and dreams. They've taught me that it's never to late to do what you want to do. So please don't bash yourself, it simply wasn't your time then to become a nurse, but now it certainly is. Best of luck to you, and to the rest of you
  4. by   RN007
    Quote from Tweety
    My dad sent me to college right out of high school, paid tuition and an allowance. I quit after one year to have fun and party.

    So here I am at age 47 still in school. LOL

    Good luck!
    Beatcha, Tweety (love your new avatar). I'm 48 and working on an ADN. Erin, my first degree was in speech and theatre. Huh? Why? Well, it was in the days when schools told you if you had a liberal arts degree, you could work 'anywhere'. Right ... Wrong!! I went back six years later for a masters in ... communications! I LOVE my nursing program but do not regret my previous career. It will only make me a better nurse (in four months!). I bet you can look back and see some benefits, too.

    Hang in there. Sometimes home life and nursing school don't get along. But in the end, it will all have been worth the struggle and sacrifices!
  5. by   2008rn2be
    Count me in! I did go to college after high school, but my parents always told me I didn't want to be a nurse, so I majored in business. Now at 27 with a husband and a 10 month old I am in my first semester of nursing school because I know there is nothing else that I want to do!
  6. by   WinksRN
    Dont feel bad people start nursing at many ages, you just feel old when your at a 4 yr college witha buch of 20 yr. olds. but its never too late.:typing
  7. by   traumaRUs
    I had to laugh at this one. I started nursing school right out of high school. One semester away from finishing, I quit school one day, joined the USNavy the next day and left the day after that. Now mind you, I did not withdraw from any of these classes, I just quit. So...when I wanted to go back to nursing school, some 15 years later, I had a GPA of 0.7!!!

    Needless to say, I was stupid when I was 19!
  8. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from matt59
    Oh well, that is my "vent," & I just gotta keep telling myself that I'm better off not having the option to go back to that ****-hole (because the way I've felt after a couple of clinicals, I may very well have if I had the option). must have worked at the same company that *I* did....I actually survived the 2 layoffs, but didn't like feeling someone was always looking over my shoulders!! I also empathize with your feelings after a couple of clinicals....could I feel more stupid?!?!?

    Quote from matt59
    Anyway, good luck to all.
    Ditto from another "oldster" who didn't listen to her dad...and when she did get her first degree @ 43, got it in the "wrong" field -- of Business!!
  9. by   OgopogoLPN
    I'm in the exact same boat. I've ALWAYS wanted to be a nurse. Goofed around in high school and didn't take any pre reqs. Got a decent paying job in a doctors office after high school. I'm not 30, 2 kids, husband, mortgage, 2 car payments and going back to school to become a nurse. It would have been so much easier to do it right after high school while still living at home.

    Oh well. What's done is done.
  10. by   Squaw
    At 31 I just graduated with my ADN and I couldn't be happier. Just keep looking ahead and you will make it.

    This too shall pass.....
  11. by   nj1grlcrus
    In just one day on this site, I have found my PEOPLE! I wanted to be a nurse since grammar school. When the time came to choose a high school, I told my mom I wanted to go to the vocational school to become a nurse. OUCH, she said , "The vocational school was for dummies," and I better go to regular high school, and go to college. Well, here I am thirty years later in nursing school!
    I don't regret any of it. I will be a better nurse now than I could have ever been then. Peace, Donna