The decision to go back to school and challenge myself came about with the birth of my last child. Just when I thought I was done having children, my husband and I find ourselves expecting. At the age of 41 this was not as easy to deal with and accept as when I was in my 20’s and 30’s. With one daughter with a Masters degree, a daughter in college and a teenage son I was about ready to begin the process of making changes that would incorporate more me time. However, I couldn’t figure out what it was I wanted to do in this upcoming phase of my life. The birth of Noah, my five year old son, extended my years of hands on parenting and the expenses associated with it. Not to mention the fact that I felt I was running out of steam. What has happened as a result of giving birth at the ripe middle age of 41 is that I now realize that if I’m going to provide Noah with the same benefits as my other three children that I was going to have to do better than my current financial situation. My marriage although amicable, was far from what I had in mind and I saw myself being single in the near future.
With all of these things in mind and happening in my life I decided that now was the time to finally pursue a career in nursing. Having experienced and witnessing the loss of loved ones first hand I saw the nurses in Hospice as angels here on earth. Their attentiveness to their patients and their calm and positive demeanor was relatable to me personally. I’ve known since my brother passed away 17 years ago that I could be a comfort to people going through the act of losing a loved one.
Two personal qualities I possess that I believe will help to prepare me to succeed in school are that I have a very positive attitude and I’ve always been a nurturing person. I know that in order to do well I must manage my time with work, parenting, and school. For the next two years my life will be different from before because now I’m the student but I’m still...