Hi everyone! Well, I am new to this site and this is my first post on here.
Well, I am 21 and will be a senior in my university this upcoming fall but... I am currently lost in life and what to do.
To keep my life story short, I am a first generation college student therefore I feel a lot of pressure to fulfill my parents' wishes of me being the first one in my family to earn a higher education bachelor's degree.
With that being said, I am stuck.
From my freshman year till this past spring semester, I have been a Pre-Nursing Major. I took most of the Pre-requisites like Microbiology, Chemistry, Sociology, Physiology, Biology, Human Anatomy, and Statistics.
But my GPA of 2.32 discouraged me and I felt like a failure to my parents and to myself (and I still do). I talked and cried to my mom, and in the end she told me "It does not matter how long it takes, as long as you get that degree." With those words, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders...or so I thought.
After my meltdown, I decided to change my major to Health and Human Physiology. The reason for this is that I want to use this degree to get my GPA up and to apply to nursing schools but I don't know what route to take anymore.
I was thinking of becoming a CNA while also re-taking the Nursing Pre-requisites but now, I just feel like I am slowly losing my motivation and time.
I have intelligent friends who are the ones who motivate me to not give up, who I look up to, based on their achievements, who are also pursuing professions in the medical field. My dream is to become a NICU Nurse and I haven't given up on that dream just yet, but I just am terribly lost on what to do.
I am sorry for my little emotional rant but thank you for listening. Please feel free to share some advice or if you had/or are going through the same experience that I am currently!