A spectacular Tuesday morning to all.
Miss Kim.......I've only been around a couple of months, but it seems to me that if you need support, this is an ideal place to get it. People helping people on a variety of subjects from health, childrearing, school stuff, good stuff
, sad stuff
and lots of doubt :uhoh21: I don't know your situation, but let me tell you mine.
Some years back, I was diagnosed withh a seizure d/o. My PCP said it would be a good idea to change my profession (painting contactor - $75K/yr) due to the fact that the noxious fumes may be a contributing factor to why I developed seizures. I could also be the drugs and etoh finally catching up with me, although, at that point, I had one year clean and sober.
So after talking with my wife, we decided that I should look for something different to make my income. I found a psychiatric-technician (PT) job that paid me a whopping $7.00/hr (that's a whopping $14K a year), hmmm, might be using the word "whopping" a bit much.
So here I am. with a complete change in lifestyle, financial lifestyle. I looked around the job site and saw what the nurses were doing. I thought to myself, "Heck, I do everything the nurses do, except give meds, and they make three times the amount of money? Something aint right."
So I set myself a goal and a dead line. To become a nurse within 5 yrs. Now that's actually giving myself some leeway, since I am only an ADN. (Yes, yes, my fellow ADNs, we do a good job and we're really nurses after all :chuckle .
So it's off to school I go, while continuing to work full time as a PT. Five years later, I take my Boards. I am still in school, now working toward my BSN and plan to get my MSN as well, even though I'm not a "Spring Chicken" anymore. Heck, when I graduated from nursing school I was 40; was'nt much of a "Spring Chicken" then either :chuckle .
So, the moral of this little story? If you want something bad enuff, you'll go to any lengths to get it. You'll work full time and school part time. So what if you don't have a life in the interum. Your life will be future set. Oh, and I was wrong.........nurses actually do a little more than just pass meds.
Miss Kim's "question and thought for the day": Has there been something in your life that you have wanted more than anything (job, car, man, woman, house, lifestyle) and have been willing to do anything to get it and how did you get it?
And by the way, I caught one measly little small mouth bass and one major sunburn on my fishing excursion. That's why I didnt post yesterday....too sun sick to post.
Walter the Nurse