So if the title doesn’t explain what this post is going to be about, it’s basically me deciding to change everything I’ve worked for in my schooling life. I went to school at Cal State Fullerton starting in 2006 and first I studied English, then changed to liberal studies, then that changed to Early Childhood Development. When I moved to northern California, I went to a junior college and got my AA in Early Childhood Development in 2011. Then I decided that I want to go back to school, so I ended up going to Cal State East Bay and studied Business Management. However, as much as I love kids, this isn’t what I truly wanted to be when I “grow up”.
When I was younger, I told my parents that I wanted to be a nurse and they kind of laughed it off in a way. As the years went by and I was studying other things, they kind of brought it back to me like “why didn’t you become a nurse?” Because YOU laughed at me when I brought this idea up and by then, I felt it was too late to go to nursing school. However, when my mom was in the hospital the last and final time, I really felt like nursing is my calling and that’s what I need to do. I told my mom and she smiled because she couldn’t talk at that time so I feel like I need to do this for me and for her.
So with all that said, I’m doing a career change in my mid to late 20s (I’m 27). I’m super nervous and excited all at the same time. I’m going to start applying to schools with the hope of getting my bachelor’s in nursing. Like I said, I still love kids and I hope I can continue working with kids when I become a nurse; whether that’s a pediatric nurse, L&D nurse, or whatever… I still want to work with kids.
And deciding to do this couldn’t have come at a better time. I will be able to take time off and not have to work while going to nursing school because I know it’s going to be hard, but still nervous. I feel like I’m having a pre-midlife crisis but I think this will definitely set me up for a better future for myself (and future kids).