After high school, I knew already what I wanted, but there’s some instances in our life that we have to choose or decide what is really best for us, whether or not we are happy about it, for the sake of a better future ahead.
To be honest, I took up Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, (gave up my dream to be a CPA- Certified Public Accountant or a Teacher), not because I truly like it or passionate about being one heck of a Nurse someday, but because my parents, especially my father wants me to be. He’s so determined and sure that he can afford to send me to Nursing School in a prestigious University in our place. He wants a bright future for me, hopeful that one day, I will be able to work abroad, seek a much greener pasture in the USA, UK, Australia, etc… earn more and be somebody someday.
But, I’m not really into it. I don’t picture myself, being one. I was even afraid of needles, any sharp pointed objects, the smell of the hospital, most of all, seeing blood, wounds, etc…
The main reason why I agreed upon taking up this course? Firstly, I’ll be studying in La Salle – a very known school of Nursing in Bacolod City. Secondly, most of my classmates / batchmates in high school will also take this course, same school at that. Nurses was so in-demand those days, so there’s really a great future ahead…. especially, for those lucky ones, for sure. Lastly, without thinking of it’s predicament, I was damn proud of myself having the opportunity to have this course in a well-known University. I was filled with too excitement that time.
I thought everything was easy. My first year in college was not that tough. My grades were just okay. But, during the time of my Capping, 2nd year, 2nd semester, though I had passed all my subjects in Nursing 101, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, etc… I had to stopped school due to some financial difficulties. Father can’t pay my tuition fee for that semester and so much more expenses coming that time.
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