I recently received feedback from someone who said that it was a bad thing for me to be so stubborn about pursuing medicine, instead of being open minded about different career paths in the health care profession. They asked why i wouldn’t just go to nursing school or PA school since medical school has been such a difficult journey for my daughter and i so far. And my answer is this… I started my college years in nursing school. I made it pretty far in my program and was able to do some of my clinical rotations. Let me tell you- I was absolutely miserable. Because I knew that this was not the career I had intended on pursing. I found myself feeling frustrated all of the time because I constantly sought after the “why” behind every disease for patient I encountered. I started in nursing because almost every individual I went to for academic advising told me that “i would never get into or through medical school because of the fact that I’m a single mother, etc, etc..” And so I listened to them. But after awhile, I simply couldn’t take it any longer, so I pulled out of the program, pursued the premed track, and now here I am. Like Elizabeth Blackburn said, “I didn’t want to just know the names of things. I remember really wanting to know how it all worked.” And nursing is a career that didn’t satisfy that need for me. I believe nurses have one of the most difficult jobs on the planet- and more often than not, they are way under appreciated for all that they do. Trust me, there has and probably always will be an internal battle in my mind about pursing an NP vs MD. Of course the draw to NP for me would be the benefits of the lifestyle it would bring for charlee and me. But then, I always go back to never feeling fully satisfied. What I’m trying to get at is this.. as much as I’m an extremist to the core, and rarely find the grey area when it comes to life altering decisions, I have most definitely considered other options in health care besides medicine. And it often weighs heavily on my mind- especially when i know that charlee is struggling. But nevertheless, we've come SO FAR!! I have faith things will unfold beautiful for us and for YOU. ♥️🐻👩🏻⚕️💪🏻
actually, today sucked. but now my girls are chillin in my big ass bed with me and I’m gonna make them some sweet potato fries. so here’s to a better tomorrow. clink.
@jordan_symone @sivanaviv you guys are the best.
Esto es un sueño para mi que cada vez esta más cerca de convertirse en realidad. Gracias y mil gracias a @carlosmunozd por su apoyo, por creer de la misma manera que yo en mis locuras y a @sebastianarizas y @luzadrianaramos por siempre estar ahí para apoyarme.