When I was young, I was obsessed with babies. Like – for real obsessed, guys. I always loved pretending that I had one, no matter what my friends and I were playing.
Oh, cops and robbers? Okay, well I’m carrying my baby. Let’s pretend we’re the Spice Girls? Uh, totally! I’m Sporty Spice and I’m totally having a baby. Let’s play house? Duh, baby.
Okay, so maybe not everything that we play, but a lot of it. Go ahead. Ask my friends.
But it wasn’t until I was in my second year of college, that I realized how in love with women’s health I really was. When I graduated high-school, I was positive that I wanted to be a lawyer. That was where my brain was and nothing or no one was stopping me. Yeah, that was until my second semester – when I realized that I must have made some kind of mistake. I just felt like I wasn’t into it anymore. I liked the material, sure, but where was my heart? Did I feel like I had made the right choice? That this was the thing that I saw myself doing for the rest of my life? No. It wasn’t. I guess it took really going in and taking a test drive to figure that out. After that, I decided to pick classes here and there to cover some general bases, before I ultimately took a short break from school all together.
I needed to sit down and really figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Wait for that something that would just jump out and kick me in the teeth.
About 2, short years, later – that happened. It suddenly dawned on me that I needed to be in healthcare. After years of watching ER, hanging onto my mother’s every word when she told me about her day at the hospital, totally hooked on whatever someone mentioned about surgery or stitches. Why in the hell didn’t I choose nursing? Some say that they don’t truly find out what they want to do for a few years – or that they change their minds a hundred times. I don’t know what it was with me. All I know, is that it happened. It finally hit me. I needed to be helping people in some way or another.
So, I made that decision – nursing! I started with becoming a Medical Assistant so I could really get in there and start working right away. What an amazing ride that training was. I think it was the first time ever in school, where I was so stoked to be learning the information, you couldn’t tell me otherwise. All those years listening to my mom tell me tons of things about healthcare totally paid off. This just came naturally for me. Everything. Every single thing that I learned just felt – right.
After I finished that training and started working in order to continue my education, I fell into this hole of curiosity.