no turning back

  1. there's no turning back! Today was my last day at the job I thought I was going to retire from. I worked there for 8 years and learned so much, but now I begin my career as a nurse.

    I graduated from nursing school in may and passed my boards july 12th. I start my orientation on sept. 5th in l & d. I am so excited about this amazing opportunity and am a bit scared as well. I cant believe it has all come together. when i applied to nursing school i didnt know how I was going to juggle a full time job at night and school in the day while raising 4 kids and married a non-supportive man. Somedays I didnt know how i was going to get through the day , but you just do.

    I knew I wanted to go into labor and delivery but along the way I saw myself doing so many different things. I'm an EMT and everyone thought that I would naturally want to work in an ER. I feel such a pull to L & D and feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to begin my career where I think I can be my best and happiest.

    I just spent the day giving hugs and saying my goodbyes to an amazing group of people that I worked day in and out with and now there's no turning back. I start a new career , meet new people and learn many more things about nursing , myself and life. I cant even put into words what I am feeling because there are so many emotions. I cant wait to see what the future holds.

    Thank you for giving me this forum to share these feelings.
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    Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 14; Likes: 2

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  3. by   RNRao
    Hello, good for you for having faith in yourself and pursuing your dream. You now can say that you had a hugh goal and you conqured it...ROCK ON GIRL !!!!!!!!!!.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    GOOD LUCK to you in your new pursuits. Let us know how things go!
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I want to echo my best wishes. You have every right to feel very proud of yourself. You have overcome a lot.
  6. by   sirI
    excellent, alluvme!!!! i'm proud of you and for you!!!!!

    good luck in all that you do.
  7. by   alluvme
    Thank you all for your words of support and encouragement, they really mean a lot. Today I turned in my equipment and badge and have been feeling down all evening. I guess it's because a chapter in my life is over. But I read your replies and I'm feeling better. I love allnurses!

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