So three years ago after losing my dad to cancer i decided to quit my job in a solicitors firm and embark upon a career i never EVER thought i would.
To say the last three years have been difficult is somewhat of an understatement. This course has drained me mentally, physically and emotionally but do you know what? I wouldn’t change a single second of it.
I have really grown up during the past three years and have been so lucky to have such wonderful placements that have set me up for my future career.
I have learnt how to laugh, how to cry and how to be quiet, how to look after the dying young mother who is surrounded by her babies not much older than my own. How to be non judgmental, how to just sit and listen to tales with the 90 year old woman who has no family coming to visit her.
I have learnt patience, something which in my home life i am NOT. I have held peoples hands as they have taken their last breath and waved people off who have been discharged from hospital after nasty car accidents.
I have cried with the couple who have spent 11 years trying to conceive only to get pregnant and miscarry at 20 weeks. I have really seen it all.
On my first ever day at university three years ago (which feels like yesterday) one of our lecturers told us nursing is a privilege. Families entrust you with peoples lives who they love the most in the whole world and do you know what? she was right.
One final placement to go and then after February 26th 2018 that’s it, i am done, ready to be let loose into job that means so much to me as a registered general adult nurse.
It just goes to show if you want something bad enough you CAN have it, i never thought i was clever enough to even get into uni but here i am.
Chase your dreams! Your future self will thank you for it.