Well I am in a Practical Nursing program and I almost half way done. I decided to break from my studies and enter nursing because 1) I had this immense fear that I would not be able to find a job after I graduated 2) I am someone who cannot work 9-5. I like odd hours-plus the challenges that come from being a nurse: physically, mentally, emotionally appeal to me. I need that kind kick behind me. 3) I really kind of felt a pull towards nursing.
I did real estate also! But I left because it was costly and I couldn't stand all the crap that came along with it. I just couldn't quite get a system going & in my area (which is small with so many realtors) I just felt like it was a gamble. Plus waiting 6 weeks for a paycheck was no fun, especially when the deal falls through at the closing table and you watch $5K go out the window.
The legal world fascinates me, it always has since I was a child. But now that I am half way done, I have fell in love with it. Plus I have absolutely fell head over heels for the pediatric burn unit and hope to work there after graduation. So, when it gets tough-I remember my end goal and it keeps me going.
If you like being a paralegal-then stick with it. Being a Paralegal is not easy by any means. Maybe you just needed that break and that change. If you are still unsure-you could always start working on some pre-requisites or shadow a nurse for a day to give more insight.
It is a lot of hard work and a lot of hours to get through nursing school, but when you really want it-it makes it easier to open the books when you just want to go to sleep. Good luck with whatever decision you make-follow your heart!