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What would you do? When you can no longer juggle

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Lately I've been feeling depressed and unmotivated. I'm a young LVN that works 3 days a week and during the week I attend school to pursue RN. I've been with my bf for 7 yrs and he's always supported me. For some reason I've been feeling like I don't spend enough time with him anymore because of my schedule ( which has been roughly 1-2 yrs) I hate the feeling of not being with him, he's my best friend, and ontop of that I've always been self-motivated for school. Now I really don't care of my current classes even tho I still want to be an RN some day. What do I do? I've even made an appointment with my doc to get some labs done to see what's going on with me. This isn't me. I exercise and eat clean why do I feel depressed?

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edmia has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, ICU.

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I think you're doing the right things. You recognize a change and you're going to see your doctor.

There are many reasons for depression, but your reason is only yours and up to you to discover. Ask your doctor for a recommendation to a good therapist you can talk to.

Stay well!

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Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.

Please describe "clean eating" ?

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kdkout has 20 years experience.

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Are you really sure you want to be a RN? Do you really get what this job will take from you? Maybe this is just you having second thoughts - about your life plan, your relationship, etc....maybe you just need to take a break for awhile and figure out what you really want.

I always highly recommend two books for fellow nurses or want-to-be nurses:

"Boundaries" by Cloud and Townsend

"Codependent No More" by M. Beattie

Maybe there's more going on. Nurses (and others in care-taking jobs) almost always have issues with boundaries. If I had read these books and gotten counseling in my early 20s, I never would've become a nurse. Make sure this is really what you want before going broke with school loans. Maybe your body is trying to tell you something....listen. Good luck! This depression could actually be a gift to you.....

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