Monday, December 10, 2007

Proud Moment

My sister graduated from nursing school yesterday. I am so proud of her. She has put in almost two years of hard work to get this far. To be honest, I didn't think she would do it. Being a nurse was just not something I could see my sister doing, but I am glad she proved me wrong and stuck with it. I know she has a lot of hard work ahead of her which is going to involve long hours and ungrateful patients in the hospital or Doctors office. She is smart though to have completed something that will enable her to make a living for herself. I wish I had done that when I was young. I married in my early 20's and had two kids by the time I was in my 30's. I didn't work. I didn't have to. I had married a man in the Navy, and was perfectly content to stay home holding down the fort while he spent months at a time out to sea. By the time I reached my 40's and found that marriage crumbled I realized I had nothing to fall back on. Now in my 50's I have bad knees and old age is creeping in. I have to work full time and life is hard. Working retail sucks, but it is all I know.
And yes before someone leaves me a comment telling me it is never to late to go back to school. I know that. But it takes time and money to go, neither which I have. Even if I did at 54 to be honest, I don't know what I would do different. I think flabby boobs and a fat butt pretty much rules out being a super model. (ha ha)
Anyway I am glad that sis, is taking advantage of something useful. I'm proud of you Michelle!

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Blogger TurtleHeart said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats to your sister!

December 11, 2007 at 2:50 AM  
Blogger Julie Marie said...

Congratulations to your sister. I'm sure you've read about my nurse sister.

Yeah, people are always good with advice about going back to school (or, with me, freelance writing) but they don't see the hard cold facts about money.


December 11, 2007 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

Good for her!! It does take a lot of determination to go back to school - I certainly wouldn't have the stamina to do it. And nursing is such a critical and admirable field to go into. Kudos!

December 11, 2007 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Congratulations to your sister. I don't think it is ever easy to go back to school in your 50's.
I couldn't do it.
Nursing is not an easy profession, I'm glad she stuck with it, she'll be glad she did.
BTW...thanks for visiting me, and have a Happy Christmas..!

December 12, 2007 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Thanks Sis!

December 15, 2007 at 11:53 PM  

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