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If you could go back in time 10 years and give yourself a piece of advice (knowing what you know now), what would it be?... Read More

  1. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    I would have come to the realization that hindsite is 50/50
  2. by   Ronna
    Quote from ldh
    If you could go back in time 10 years and give yourself a piece of advice (knowing what you know now), what would it be?

    I would have to go back 13 yrs, I would have continued my education and obtained my masters degree, which was my plan at the time, but after graduation, after passing boards, I lost the desire to return to school, wish I would have, maybe I'd be happier at work now. And then , I would have passed on a man or two!!! ha ha But if I would have done that, I wouldn't be the bitter ole hag that I be.
  3. by   gr8rnpjt
    Don't marry him, Don't marry him, Don't marry him. :stone
  4. by   PurrRN
    :yeahthat: I third, what Ronna and gr8rnpjt said!!!!
  5. by   BoonersmomRN
    10 years ago I was pregnant with #1.

    I'd advise myself that NO AMY the 65 lbs you put on by eating 100,000 moonpies will NOT fall off after the baby is born.

    Not really NS related but hey...if I only knew:chuckle
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Ten years ago I was in college for the 2nd time getting my nursing degree. I would have told myself to pay more attention to child #2 as he was about to make some very destructive decisions.

  7. by   phoenix72
    I wouldn't have let my CNA cert. lapse and would have gone on to become an RN. I would never have compromised my dream of being a nurse.
  8. by   wildmountainchild
    I don't know if I would change a thing really. Sure it would have been nice to have gottten my BA at 21 instead of 26, or to have known that nursing is what I wanted earlier, BUT every decision I made back then put me on the path to being where I am right now, which is exactly where I want to be.

    If I'd graduated earlier I wouldn't have come to Yosemite, wouldn't have gotten pulled over by that cute ranger, and certainly wouldn't have married that same cute ranger.

    I'm working on my MSN-FNP, and although I wish I was there already (who wouldn't) I'm exactly where I'm meant to be, emotionally, educationally, financially, and personally.

    So take that 20yo me! Given the chance, I'd let you make all those mistakes you made before!
  9. by   Megsd
    The most important thing I would tell my 13 year old self is that the only person you really need to worry about pleasing is YOURSELF. Not your friends, not your parents, not your teachers, YOURSELF.
  10. by   rnfullofbs
    I should have become a research scientist, finding a cure for some awful disease, winning a Nobel peace prize. yeah right...............In my dreams
    Last edit by rnfullofbs on Jan 29, '07
  11. by   Annor
    Hi Ronna

    Is your real name "Ronna"?.......it is not a common name.

    My real name is Ronna.....

    Just wondering....always like to hear "another Ronna"

    Last edit by Annor on Nov 25, '06
  12. by   PPHawk
    I would have become a veterinarian and worked in a zoo...possibly specializing in endangered animals. I would have loved to work with Jack Hanna or Steve Irwin. But as I grew up, I was encouraged to get good grades, get a good job, get married and stay home with the children.
    That didn't work out too well.
  13. by   HannasMom
    I would have completed my ADN instead of stopping at LPN. Now it's so hard to go back. Or I would have went to college to become a Special Education teacher, instead of listening to my son's father, at the time.