It has been four years since my cousin, who's a nurse and is currently working in CA, convinced me to take up nursing instead of pursuing a degree in medicine.
I never never dreamt to work abroad when i finished my degree in medical technology. I had a good paying job right after a became a registered medical technologist. So when my cousin came for vacation, she talked about the opportunities in nursing. I thought about it for sometime and finally convinced myself to give it a try. It was then that I started my American Dream.
My American dream is far from being realized. I took the initial first steps and I leave it at that. To me, it won't matter anymore whether i get to America soon or after 5 to 10 years or so...
It's elusive, yes, but i remain hopeful. Maybe, i'll try other countries, but right now i am content with my job as a nurse educator. I have a few clinical skills, thanks for my 8 months of hospital work, but I believe that everything can be learned. So, I will keep enriching myself both in theory and in practice.
To me, my american dream is to be a knowledgeable and skillful nurse. I suppose I can fulfill that anywhere.