Up until my high school years, I was positive the only job that could bring me satisfaction was being an elementary teacher. That all changed when my dad, mom and twin brothers were in an automobile accident in 2006. The crash claimed my dad's life and left my mom in the ICU at our local hospital and my 13 year old brothers in comas at a hospital 1.5 hrs away. Needless to say, my 15 year old self was never the same again. The only comfort I had from the soul-crushing grief, was the wonderful nurses who so tenderly took care of my mom and brothers and advocated for their needs. I saw them as angels in a time of so much darkness...
As time went by, as it always does, I realized I no longer wished to be a teacher and that what I wanted more than anything was to be a nurse. I felt that even if I could only give one person a little comfort, in their times of illness, grief and sorrow, then I would be fulfilling my life's purpose.
So here I am, 7 years later..with LPN behind my name and hoping to change that one day to BSN. (currently enrolled in an RN program)
And to those nurses & cnas:
Thank you for your unwavering compassion and kindness to a 15 year old girl and her broken family.
Sorry to all for being a Debbie Downer...I just felt really compelled to share.