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JacjefJacjef
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Dear Raine,
I have been EXACTLY where you are! There is hope and I applaud your decision. Although I haven’t made it to med school yet, now at 36yr of age, I have started my premed track!
I became pregnant at 18yr of age. This was a difficult, difficult experience but my little girl was such a life-changing gift. During my 1st semester at the local community college, I realized, heartbrakingly so, that I was not willing to spend the time required to complete premed studies and apply to and attend med school because it would seriously compromise my time with my child and new husband. Instead, I gave up my dream (I thought forever) and became an Emergency Room RN. But as my children have grown (they are 18 and 15), the dream has re-emerged!
I am now divorced and able to support my children well. Nursing is becoming a much more lucrative profession and it will give you the opportunity to have flexibility in your schedule and the opportunity to learn as much as you want about medicine. I quiz the ER docs, radiologists, and consultants who come to the ER constantly.
The nursing program itself will be taxing and hellish (this is an understatement). HOWEVER,YOU CAN DO IT!
Each semester, my plan is to take one premed class until my children have both graduated from high school. When that happens, I will be 40yr old! BUT! The most important lesson I have learned through the relinquishing and rebirthing of my deep-rooted desire to be a physician is this:
IT IS, INDEED, NEVER TOO LATE TO PURSUE AND WORK TOWARD THE DREAMS IN YOUR LIFE.