I can be lazy, inefficient, and absent minded at times. Those are my cons, but they do play a huge role. Every once and awhile I just need to space out for a few minutes and relax, and I tend to do that. Look, I know this question has been asked one million and a half times on this board and trust me, I've read all those threads (I've been lurking this site for almost a year now) but I want a personalized answer for me. I figured I would start out describing myself to you all, and you could give me an idea of how I would do, or if I should even bother with nursing as a career. Above I've listed out my cons. I will continue to go more into detail:Every once in awhile I'll space out. I can't help it. I mean, I have good intentions, but I can't seem to keep my mind focused one hundred percent of the time. It's definitely getting better - school is making sure of that - but I don't think it's something that's going to leave me permanently. I can be lazy sometimes, some days I don't want to work at all. I have the will to make myself, by lord I do, but that doesn't mean that I don't have to fight myself sometimes. I would also like to have a job with off days, meaning, if I have a day off, it's really an OFF day, it's not me sitting around, thinking about my job, studying for it, and constantly having to spend all of my free time thinking, studying, and practicing for work. I don't know if that describes nursing or not, but that's definitely something I would need to make a lot of money to do. A little bit of background: I HATE the 9 to 5 griiiiiiind. To me, that's torture and nothing but. I found my mind wandering 100% of the time, thinking about anything else than my work. I was unfocused and my performance suffered as a result, making me also feel insecure about my work. I hated my job and decided to go back to school instead of wasting my time at a large mega corporation. I have chosen nursing because it's financially secure, there's always supposed to be a surplus of jobs in the healthcare field, and I would like to be more knowledgeable about medicine and patient care so that I may be able to take a leadership role if something unfortunate were ever to befall myself, my family, or my friends. I'm a very ambitious person, a quick-learner when I want to be, and very good at talking to people. People generally naturally gravitate towards me for some reason. I'm definitely a people-person - but not a salesman - if you know what I mean. I'm good at communicating with other people and like being helpful. I am very good at my job when I want to be and have a reason to stay focused. I'm a very fair and non-prejudice person.Sorry for the long post, but I just wanted to know if it sounds like nursing is for me. At first, I didn't want to deal with all the crap, vomit, and other gross stuff, but after a lot of thinking and soul searching, I've decided that that stuff doesn't matter to me. I can deal with it when I have to, and I have dealt with it plenty of times before. I'm ready to get my hands dirty.Also this is my first post here! I've been lurking for nearly a year now, trying to figure out if nursing was the career for me, and I think it might be, but I wanted to see what other people thought. I'm enrolling in a LVN program at my local CC this Fall, so wish me luck on that. I figure that will give me the best insight as to whether or not I want nursing as my career. Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone who reads all that crap I just typed!