Quote from renerian
I spit my coffee out my nose when I read your shoot the counselor. I remembered starting nursing school and my counselor told me I would never make it as I had been out of school for 8 years. I did..........go and show em.
What an image! LOL
I figure I can be critical since I am a counselor type as well. Some of my peers should never have been let out of the womb. Real damage doers.
Now you can try the coffee again, renerian. Sounds good.
Ummmmm...... back in a few. (Sorry for the hijacking, just had to follow this up.)
Ahem--OP, just because a counselor tells you something doesn't mean there's anything to what they say. I'm sorry that this creep (and that's the nice way to say what I mean about his/her competence) is the one you came across when you needed help. Don't give up on nursing, but also don't give up on finding someone to help you along the way
. You've had a lot going on, and there's not a thing wrong (and everything right) with getting some objective outside support.
Check with your local community mental health agency, or if you have a college or university nearby which also has a counseling program, they are usually very reasonable. You would be getting a supervised student, but that student will sure undertand the pressures of school.
Don't give up!!!