Saturday, 19 March 2011

Blog Series: Mere


We enter this weekend introducing Mere to you (doesn't she have the sweetest name?). She wants to enter the world of nursing like I have. I know we talked about the nursing world the other day but I asked Mere because she has not started her nurse training yet. I wanted to gain a perspective from someone who wants to be a nurse and I know Mere will be resonating with so many hopeful nurses out there! Take it to the stage girl...

I am beyond excited to be doing this guest post for Becca! This is my second guest post and I have to tell you that I LOVE doing them because it gives me an opportunity to “meet” new people in the blogosphere…super fabulous!
I have wanted to be a Registered Nurse for as long as I can remember. From my first trip to the emergency room at age six to watching all sorts of Maternity Ward/Life in the ER shows with my mom growing up, I have always known exactly what I wanted to do. It fascinated me and still does. I’m also a person that would bend over backwards to help someone else and nurses do that on a regular basis. It’s just my thing. For the longest I wanted to work in Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Pediatrics. I’ve now decided that Neonatal ICU babies would be too small for me to work on and break my heart into a bagillion little pieces all the time. Labor and Delivery would be an amazing experience because I’d get to assist in bringing new life into the world almost every day and that would ROCK. However, after reading all the pediatric oncology stories all over the web, I now feel as if I can best be a blessing to others by being a pediatric oncology nurse. I not only love kids, but I feel like I would really be able to brighten the lives of cancer patients and their families. 
When I become a nurse, that’s what speciality I most want to work in. I have wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher for as long as I have wanted to be a nurse so being a paediatric oncology nurse mashes my love for children and medicine into one career choice. I wish I could give some amazingly profound advice on nursing or nursing school, but because I am a freshman in college. I’m only able to say this: follow your heart. As cheesy as it sounds, it’s so true. Don’t pick a career because someone is shoving it down your throat or because it pays well. Do something you’re passionate about because at the end of the day, it’s you that has to live with your decision.
 Those of you that read my blog know I’m not very good at making life altering decisions such as choosing a career, so I have flip flopped several times over the past year or so compliments of getting more perspective on the world, I guess.  I’m still sort of in between career choices so to speak because I’m terrified of making the wrong choice and regretting it down the road. I’m half-tempted to get like 4 degrees and make up my mind later just because this is really difficult for me. Theatre is still so much a part of who I am and these past 9 months without theatre have been really difficult. I don’t know if I can continue to leave that part of me behind for much longer. I also would love to teach high school theatre at some point in my life. Maybe after my nursing degree?? :p
Thank you, my gorgeous Becca, for asking me to do this :).
A round of applause, thank you so much Mere!!! You can find Mere's blog at 'The Babblings of Mere' here.

5 comments:

laura anne said...

Lovely to hear your story Mere! I have so much respect for all you nurses - something I really couldn't do because I'd quite literally run away screaming if someone was sick and I had to deal with it.

Steph{anie} said...

Yay for a future nurse! I love your passion for the field...you'll make a wonderful nurse! Keep working hard and don't lose your love for nursing :)

Alex(andra) said...

If I had gone into nursing, I feel I would probably have followed the same path as you! Good luck!

Kristen said...

I have so much respect for nurses. I am so pleased your entering this profession. we need more compassionate people like you Mere!

Krystyn said...

Good luck, Mere. I think nursing was my missed calling...but I'm not going back to school any time soon.

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