Quote from harrn2b
this is how i am thinking about it. when i first wanted to have a baby, everyone said how awful being preggo was and the delivery. i was so scared that i almost did not even have children. i heard about every trauma there was. truly, i almost had my tubes tied and did not have children because other people caused me such great fear. now, i may be wrong, but i am starting to think this is the exact same thing. when i signed up for a and p. everyone told me i would fail. blah, blah, blah. they all said it would be too hard, too stressful and on and on. i got an "a" and did not stress once. again, it was other people telling me this. even the lady at the college bookstore told me i would not pass it! she does not even know me!!!!! so, take everything with a grain of salt. just because some idiot tells you you can't does not mean it is so!
don't you just love it when ppl try telling you that you can't
when ppl try this with me, it just reinforces my determination! why, my driver's ed teacher from 20 years ago told 'other' ppl that "she (meaning me) will never get her driver's license..."blah blah
my experience dealing with driver's ed wasn't too hot, let me tell you. i was young, immature, fearful, and all of that jazz...
once i got my license (at the ripe old age of 18!
), i discovered that practice, practice, and more practice is what really counted. i always drove by myself and that's what has made me fiercely independent. my spouse tried pulling "you won't be able to do that!" on me when he tried belitting me several years ago when i was contemplating seeking employment in the nearby metropolitan city (we live in a small rural area).
again, i proved him (as well as my driver's ed teacher, dufus that he was--and probably still is!) wrong by becoming a very competent and skilled driver, whether it be interstate/city or small town/rural driving.
i believe the same goes for learning: i find myself feeling petrified at times when contemplating pursuing a career in nursing. i didn't do that great in high school. english and reading were my best subjects. since i didn't really care about the other subjects, i didn't apply myself like i could've/should've. i never took algebra, chem, bio, or any college "prep" courses.
i am anxiously/nervously awaiting a book on algebra (one of those complete idiot guide books, btw) from an amazon
seller and am trying to be proactive about this entire thing by getting a grasp on what [possibly] lies ahead of me.
that thrills me that you persevered and am doing great academically! it's not fair for others to "diagnose" how you or i or anyone is going to "do" anything in this life.
determination is key, that's for sure!!!
p.s. i have 3 young children, ages 8, 6, and 3 years and a hubby who isn't really supporting my decision to attempt re-entering the workforce. he's on his way to becoming a truck driver. i don't have any real help with things around the homestead, either. however, i have a dog-with-a-bone tenacity about me and persistence that you wouldn't believe!
good luck in your schooling and future employment!