I'm almost 40 and keep having frequent moments of frustration that I should have identified and entered the nursing profession 15-20 years ago. Sometimes I feel like I wasted those years with non-healthcare jobs that really got me nowhere, even though there are professional moments that I cannot imagine not ever experiencing. I seem to be also frustrated with the fact that I let my 30s (a prime youthful time) go by without having incorporated nursing and that I cannot today walk out the door and start looking for work as an RN as many of you can. I am hoping to enter an accelerated BSN next year and looking to be a nurse well into my 70s as a means of feeling better about making up for lost time. I'm getting impatient about finally getting this career path moving!I know I cannot turn back the clock and have life the way I think it should have gone, I guess I am just looking for some way to move forward knowing that it's all OK.