2nd Degree/Career Pursuit
I recently decided to go back to school to pursue a masters degree in nursing and become a NP. I am 28 years old and have JUST found my passion. It has not been an easy road and still isn't easy. I work full-time, volunteer at a hospital, and go to school full-time. For the past 7 years, I have been on the journey of self discovery. I am and always have been an all-or-nothing person, so not knowing my purpose has really affected me. I became depressed, had low self esteem and no confidence because I just hated my jobs and essentially felt like a failure. Moreover, the pay was not great, and financially I was struggling. Hating your job is not easy to endure. It takes strength, focus, and creativity to get through. Strength to endure the anguish, focus to find your passion when your'e off the clock (and sometimes on the clock), & creativity to know how to make your life most pleasurable. My journey has not been easy but every day I feel better about life and myself. To be continued...