Today's topic is Why I Became a Nurse.
I kinda fell into nursing. I never grew up dreaming about being a nurse. I was going to be a pediatrician. I had decided in elementary school that I was going to be a doctor. Never once did I waiver in this. I did flirt with the idea of being a physical therapist but never took it too seriously. When I started my first year of college, I was a pre-med student. I was plugging along, having way too much of a social life. I was dating a guy who was taking organic chemistry and thought it was hard. But I was on the med school track so I had to take it too. The next semester, I registered, got about 1 week into the course and realized I had absolutely no clue what they were talking about and what I was supposed to be doing so I dropped the course. That meant saying goodbye to my med school dreams. I was okay with this because I was quite content with being overly involved in campus life and my job. But when it finally dawned on me that I needed to actually graduate sometime before my thirties, I had to really reevaluate everything. I knew I wanted to be in the medical field and I loved helping people so why not nursing? My mom thought I was NUTS. I was the girl that couldn't be around people throwing up because I'd join in. I didn't like blood or needles or any of that. How was I supposed to deal with all of that on a daily basis? But my mind was made up and nursing school started a few months later and I've never looked back. I know in my heart that I was called to be a nurse. Yes, I said called. I truly believe that this is God's plan for me and through this, I'm doing His work. How much more rewarding can something be?!?
People say that work should not define a person. I choose to disagree. Being a nurse truly defines me as a person, just like being a wife and mother defines me. It is the essence of who I am. I am proud to call myself a nurse and proud of the work I do every day.
|My nursing pinning ceremony|
|Pregnant with Em at work|
|One of our many parties....I have the best coworkers!|
|The best patients!|
|The most amazing angels!|
|And the best reasons to come to work every day!!!|