Monday, March 7, 2011

Nurse Marci..but not yet...not yet..

I want to be a nurse. I didn't always desire to resign to a field such as nursing. I always thought I'd be a massage therapists because my mother said I had great massage hands, but eventually I grew up and realized not every back is soft, moleless, acneless, or hairless. Elementary teacher because I've always loved chitlins, but that didn't give me enough reasons to teach an entire classroom of kiddos. Speech Pathologist, it sounded like an excellent major at the time. I wanted to love my future career. But, how can you predict the future? I had no clue if I was going to love any of these. So, I did what I knew best. Prayed to my Heavenly Father.

I was inspired that these majors lead me up to nursing. I NEVER thought in a million years I would want to be a nurse. I am not the greatest student out there, mostly because I do not test well, and it just wasn't my childhood dream. I have always been compassionate and caring for people, and that stuck out to me when I took an Intro to Nursing course. That was the main focus of this class. I think I heard the word compassionate at least 200 hundred times during that semester. This hasn't been an easy process, and I question my decision of being a nurse a lot. But, I have learned that doubting does not make a nurse. Confidence is key.

I'm in the process of looking at different nursing schools, Weber State University has been my main focus the last few weeks. It is an excellent school to become a nurse. I had hoped to be done with school two years ago, but I'm glad I didn't get myself into a major that wouldn't make me happy. I love the pre-requisite courses I'm currently enrolled in. I sometimes feel like I'm moving in slow motion, and I just want to pick up the speed so I can just be in the nursing program already. But, if I were to do that, I'd be rushing this wonderful time in my life. I'm learning that I may not be where I want to be, but I might as well enjoy this process along the way to becoming a nurse. This time is a precious time and I'm so grateful for what I've been given. I know that I will be a nurse, a darn good one at that...but, not yet...not yet.

8 comments:

Kevin & Ashley said...

I think you would be a great nurse! You should look at nursing schools in Colorado :)

cHelsEy N mOrgAN said...

woot woot! nursing is an excellent field (if i do say so myself :D)

Anna said...

It's wonderful (and scary, sometimes) how the Lord is there and can tell us what is best for us.

Don't doubt yourself! You're the best!

Zach & Lindsey Boskovich said...

Keep up the good work, you will be a nurse in no time!
So I was going threw my files and guess what I found? Your wedding announcement! It doesn't seem like that long ago that you were married but you are coming up on 2 years, can you believe it? Time flies! Wait til you have a kid then time doubles in speed, it is sad. But they always say, "time flies when you are having fun" and nothing is more fun/happier than being married eternally to the one you love and to start a family. You will be done with school before you know it, hang in there. LOVES!

Ashley and Stephen said...

I'm so glad you found my blog! And i'm glad I found yours too :) You'll love nursing, I know I do! Good luck with the application process!

Erin said...

I stand in total awe of the nurses that I've met. What a beautiful thing to do. I do have to chuckle over you not wanting to become a massage therapist because of people's imperfections. Instead you'll be a nurse, and you'll never see them, right? Just kidding...I know you'll make a wonderful nurse and help a lot of good folks. Good luck!

Marci LeBaron Watson said...

Valid point, Erin. Why did I even write that in my post, I massage old peoples feet and back when I'm working for heaven's sake! And, it doesn't bother me one bit. Was that too much information for you? Thanks for your support!

Kelli LeBaron said...

post a blog!