What I once found a horror is now a happiness


I'm a pre nursing student. I've said it a ton of times already, but here it is again for those of you just walking in.

My high school career was a shame. I barely graduated and only because my special education adviser waived my math requirements. I was always a poor math student and maybe a part of that was because I didn't always ask questions when I should have. I'm now in college where nobody, including myself, saw me going. Granted, it's a community college, but it's still enough to make my mother proud. For the first time in my life, I have dreams of being more than just another deaf, unproductive member of society. I actually talked to my mother about the possibilty of me going to graduate school, or even law school. My mother just sat there and listened to me babble about dreams I had with a big smile on her face. To think I may become someone important and productive made my mother feel as if she finally did something right.

All this and more I owe to a special teacher who finally helped me make sense of math and because of him, I finally am able to make sense of my life. :)

Specializes in M/S, MICU, CVICU, SICU, ER, Trauma, NICU. Has 19 years experience.

You have a great attitude and may you always, always, always find that flower in the midst of a rocky terrain.



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What a nice story. I wish you every success.


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Aww!So happy to hear this!Thank goodness for special people like your mother and teacher they keep you going and inspired!And honey community college is still a college.Good luck and best wishes!And hun,always remember with faith,strong will,determination,good spirit, and optimistic attitude anything is posible!Follow your dreams!=)


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Specializes in Observation, Telemetry, Stroke. Has 2 years experience.

A real inspiring story! I love your positive attitude!

I am in nursing school (LPN) right now - and half way through the program with excellent grades, including an A! in math and pharmacology - and I give credit to the first math teacher who showed me that I wasnt' hopeless at math! and the 2nd one who instilled enough knowledge and confidence in my ability to feel like I can be sucessful at anything, as long as I'm willing to work hard enough for it! A good math teacher is worth their weight in gold! congratulations!:up::yeah:

twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

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Specializes in ED. Has 18 years experience.

I was right where you are now. I graduated high school with a 0.9 gpa, still don't know how that was ever possible. But I made it through college with a 3.4 GPA, with little ones at my feet and one more on the way, and looking toward Graduate school hopefully in the next year. You will be amazed with how much you will be able to do, don't ever let anyone no matter who they are or in what position tell you that you can't do something, even when it comes to math, because they don't know what they are talking about. Go and show them wrong.

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