I am only 22 and am working at a children's hospital on the pulmonary step-down unit. As a background, I have had anxiety since I was in middle school/early high school, but only really noticed it in nursing school. Nursing school made me get rashes all the time from stress, crying non-stop about clinicals, never sleeping, etc. Somehow I made my way through nursing school and I graduated with my bachelors May 2019. But, ever since then I have not liked nursing at all. Even right now I am giving myself a rash for having to go to work tomorrow...I started my first job at a large teaching hospital but then quit after a couple of months bc the patient load was too high. Now, at my new work (of 3 months), it is more manageable. I still hate nursing though and I am wondering if this feeling will ever go away. I feel like so much of my happiness has been stripped away from this profession. I miss being my happy, care-free self. I don't want to be a hero...I want to be happy and not get rashes every 2 seconds. Should I just stick inpatient nursing out for one or 2 years, or is it safe to say I should just get out of nursing in general? I am young enough where it's fine if I get out while I can...IDK. I just have started to really hate nursing (so much) and it's crazy when I see all my classmates bragging on fb about how they're saving people in a pandemic. Meanwhile, I hate this job and would rather not be a hero or whatever garbage I do like parts of the job though. I love children, and have good times at work talking to them (like when my 5 year old patient told me he loved me :')) but I'm starting to think the cons outweigh the pros. What do you guys think?