Jadestone Posted July 17, 2017 Share Posted July 17, 2017 Hi everyone, I had an idea to become an RN last year and began applying to 2.5 year programs in another area 8 hours of car away. I can't do the program where I live because I'm not fully proficient in the language and it's a 4 years course here. So I was accepted into one of the programs and we were planning to move for August. We packed our car and when we arrived in the city, it was a feeling of dread. We both hate big cities (we live in a town of 50,000 people) and didn't anticipate so much chaos. And we soon realized we both hated the area near school. It was very expensive and we would have to drain a lot of our savings to afford to live here. I started second guessing my choices - if nursing was even really worth all of these sacrifices. What if there was a better career for me out there? I didn't know if I even wanted to be a nurse. I'm already a fully qualified teacher and started second guessing the career change. On top of that, my partner's dealing with depression and would eventually want to go back to school. I didn't feel comfortable moving with him to a place I know we'd both be miserable in. So I decided to decline for now and apply again next year when we're both more sure of our plans. If I do want to do nursing, I'll do more prerequisite courses this year online and reapply to 2 year schools next year. Honestly, I'm not even sure I want to do nursing anymore though. I'm unsure what I want to do right now and so is my partner. The uncertainty is making me anxious. I'm mentally exhausted from the trip and don't know how to deal with the stress. I wonder if we made the right choice. Im 27 and feel like I'm already "old" to go back to school and having to wait a year makes it even worse. I feel so embarrassed because I told all my family and friends we're leaving and now I have to tell them all we aren't moving... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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