Throughout my entire college career at Texas A&M, I just knew I wanted to be a dentist. Everything was going well for me up until I started to take my upper-level science courses, this included biochemistry and organic chemistry. I failed repeatedly and failed until my final semester before graduation. It was now, I really started to think, is this for me? December came and I was walking across the stage. By this time, I had realized that maybe I should work and then figure out what was best for me. I was blessed enough to get a job with Aramark as an Area Supervisor in the Child Nutrition department at a school district outside of Austin. This was amazing considering I would be using my degree, Nutrition, and I will be still helping the lives of our future, children! As I started working, I found that I was getting bored, and thought well maybe it is because I am homesick. So, I found a job with Dallas ISD doing the same thing and found that I loved it again. Well, fast forward two years and I have found that this is not for me.
Getting my hands dirty is something that I want to do. When I mean get my hands dirty, I mean be a health care provider. The past year I have been taking the classes needed to apply to an accelerated nursing program. Since I already have a bachelor’s degree, all I need to take are 60 hours of nursing courses to obtain my BSN. It may have taken me a while to figure out what I really was passionate about, but I am here to say that it is okay to make mistakes to figure out what that passion exactly is. I was afraid that I was getting too old, and was trying to plan my life when God had other plans for me. Truth is I am only 26, I have my whole life to live and by the time that I am done with my BSN I will be 27! My testimony is that sometimes, plans do not work out but that does not mean that it is the end of the world. Success is in arms reach and it is all about how you make your dreams a reality. I am glad my dream is becoming a reality and my road to success is just beginning! Follow your dreams and don’t look back is my new life prerogative and I hope my story inspires you as well!