I always wanted to be an Equine Vet, almost since birth I think! When I got to college I started out pre-vet, but I had no idea how to study (because I didn't have to in high school and still got good grades), and I lacked self confidence, so I ended up switching majors and got a very generic business degree.
Fast forward a few years I am working as a customer service supervisor in a department that dealt with legal issues, so I decided to go to law school. Aced the LSAT, got accepted with a scholarship, then just before I was to start hubby gets sick. I had to defer enrollment because he was in and out of the hospital and ended up having surgery.
It was during one of his hospitalizations that nursing first "caught me eye", and I started looking into it and realized there were 2nd degree accelerated programs near my home. I turned down law school and started my pre-reqs. The rest is history
Sometimes I still regret not going through with Vet School, but then I think about the life of an Equine Vet (we are close friends with ours and see what kind of life he lives!) Work-life balance is important to me, and as a School Nurse I think I have achieved it, so it all worked out the way it was meant to, I believe :)