I am very happy, for a multitude of reasons.
With nursing, I am guaranteed a stable income. I made very good money at entry level, with raises every year. I live in a stable part of the country, and healthcare is thriving here. I can move anywhere I want and I would probably be able to find a job. It's a career that is flexible, both in hours and skill sets.
If I want to try another specialty, I am able to do so.
I love my specialty so much. It has given me transferrable, valuable skills that are attractive to employers if I want to move or do travel nursing.
I like working with my patients and their families. However, sometimes things get crazy with patients and their families and you can't make this stuff up. You go home and laugh at how ridiculous some situations are, but in the heat of the moment, it was tense or stressful.
I am able to be both a nurse and a teacher. I am going to graduate school for teaching. It has given me a whole new perspective on nursing, and I enjoy that.