The life-changing moment that made me a nurse.
And why I think we should strip the bullshit.
There are a few major things that I have experienced to push the trajectory of my life towards where it now lies. The experience that led me to become a nurse is, by far, one of the most important. Not only did it give me a clear direction and purpose in a matter of minutes (yes, friends, minutes), it also taught me an incredibly valuable lesson about humanity.
I was 16 years old, residing in the United States with my mother & step-dad and living the American Dream. Life was simple and fun, I had a high-school sweetheart, I could eat what I wanted when I wanted (youth really is wasted on the young), and my biggest concern was which socks to wear to school each day. Twelve years of competitive violin playing and little interest in academics had me looking at universities that offered tertiary classical music training. Exhilerating stuff for a 16-year-old.