I was never one of those little girls who dreamed of being a nurse. My interaction with nurses was mostly getting shots at the health unit. It was the least appealing job I could imagine. I got a degree in education . I was a total misfit as a teacher and wanted no part of that field. A stay at home mom, I was content raising my two children thinking, sometime when the time was right, I’d pursue some other discipline.
A friend called one day, wanting to know if I’d keep her son for a couple of hours so she could go register for nursing school. To my shock, I answered, “No, I’m going to nursing school!” Where in the world had that come from? . I never looked back. I registered for nursing school that afternoon. My poor husband was incredulous when he came home. Since I already had a degree, it only took two years to finish. I spent the next thirty years as as nurse, the perfect job for me. It was the best decision that was ever made for me.