It's a good thing five year olds don't pick careers

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question that is asked to five year old's quite often, because usually the answers are a riot. If you were to rewind sixteen years ago to ask me that question, I would have told you that I would want to be a marine biologist...specifically one that studied dolphins. Could I have even spelled biologist at the time?? Nope, probably not. Why dolphins you ask? To be honest, to this day I have only ever seen wild dolphins once at the beach in South Carolina when I was 10. I think I wanted to be a marine biologist because I liked swimming and lived right by the ocean. Also, I told my mom that I was going to go to college at the school down the road and live with her forever...things have changed, I swear!
How I am picturing all of your faces to be right now...

I am now going to school in Virginia and studying nursing, which is definitely my dream job. I love the patient interaction and I have always found human body systems to be incredible (science nerd over here). I get asked all the time what kind of nurse I want to be after I graduate, and as of right now I am just focused on just being a good nurse! There are so many skills to master and so many things to see and I am just trying to do it all. 
A professor told us once that we don't actually pick what kind of nurse we want to be, and its actually decided long before we start nursing school. Our personalities really dictate where we end up in nursing. I think fast and like to stay moving, so I am guessing that the emergency room or labor and delivery would be a good fit for me. But who knows! I would just be happy to end up on a unit that really makes a difference in someone's life and a unit that provides me with great training so I can have confidence in myself. Alright, enough with the sap, I hear ya. Let's just be glad that its not reversed and I would want to be a marine biologist now because seaweed kind of freaks me out...
When seaweed touches my foot in the ocean

What did you want to be when you were five vs now?



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18 comments:

  1. I wanted to be a dolphin trainer!!!!! We were on the same kid-wavelength growing up! :)
    Good luck with your career in nursing--its a job we all need and I definitely appreciate (my sister in law is a nurse and one of my old roommates was a nurse as well).

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    1. Why is it that kids are so intrigued by dolphins?! Thank you for the luck!

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  2. I wanted to be a marine biologist too. I wanted to be President first, but then a marine biologist! THen I learned about all the math, no thanks ;)!

    So awesome you're going to be a nurse. I have a few in my family so I know how important they are. GOOD LUCK WITH SCHOOL! New follower!

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    1. President would have been cool!! Thanks for the luck..I know I need it!

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  3. My best friend's 8 year old wants to be a marine biologist! haha! How funny is that?! She is completely obsessed with sharks. She always pulls out a book and names every type of shark in them whenever I come to visit. She's kind of a smartie pants. lol! I worked in an Emergency Room as Registration and it is definitely fast paced and a little crazy. I have so much respect for all of the drs and nurses there.

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    1. Ah as an 8 year old (and now) I was terrified of sharks! I don't know why I thought marine biologist was a good idea for me! I worked in an ER over the summer, it was a definitely a little crazy, but I liked it!

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  4. I remember my sister getting me a little into marine biology, , but it was something Aaron Carter related, haha.

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    1. Ooh Aaron Carter! I heard he was trying to make a comeback!

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  5. I live in an area where being a MB would be practical I think, but I really know nothing about it other than being by the water and what I may have seen in movies. I don't think I could ever be a nurse, but absolutely have so much respect and love for those that are.

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    1. When I think of marine biologists now, I think of Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates! I look up to all the nurses I know...I think that definitely influenced my decision to study nursing!

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  6. Nursing is something I'm definitely consider after I finish completing what I already started. I absolutely love interacting with children, so that is definitely something I'm considering!

    xo,
    http://iwriteaboutyou.blogspot.ca #blogtober14

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    1. If you like hands on science, its definitely something I would recommend!

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  7. nursing is an excellent career choice! and yes, I'm so glad I don't get to pick out what i really wanted to be at age 5!

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    1. I am so happy every day that I chose it as my focus of study (except when I have a test)!

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  8. I have a lot of respect for anyone who decides to study nursing and dedicate themselves to others. You must have a caring heart. Wishing you the best of luck, but a biologist could have been a fine choice too. ;)
    xo,
    Luchessa @ http://luchessa.org/

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    1. Aw, you are so sweet! Thank you so much!

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  9. Yeah, I have that look on my face when something in the ocean touches me too. I think it's cool your going for nursing. Considering I get woozy when I see blodd I don't think I could've been a doctor, hah.

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    1. I can't go in the water now unless I can see that something is not going to touch me! There are still a few things that gross me out a little bit, but I will hopefully get over it!

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