I recently graduated from college with a degree in Psychology thinking that I wanted to be a therapist. Well, I no longer want to be a therapist. Actually, I have always wanted to do something healthcare related, but I just thought I was too dumb. I thought I was too dumb to be a nurse, so I just abandoned that. Now, I am strongly considering becoming a nurse but I have some hesitations. My first hesitation is that I am socially awkward and have been told that I'm not exactly a 'people person'. I have no problem with going up and talking to people, I'm just more on the introverted side but there are all sorts of personalities in healthcare. As long as I can do what I have to do, I don't see being an introvert or socially awkward as a deterrent. However, I have super judgmental family members who do not picture me as a nurse and say that I am a not a people person, that it is a gross job and I will be cleaning up someone else's ***. They want me to go into the administrative side of healthcare, but that's not what I am interested in. If it was that is what I would pursue. They are just not supportive of me being a nurse and don't think it's right for me. But there are endless possibilities in nursing. I refuse to let my introversion and social awkwardness hold me back from something I want to do. And also, this isn't my family's life- this is mine. I can make any decisions I want to make. Any advice- anyone else dealt with unsupportive family members or are also socially awkward?