Looking to the future

JellyelephantJellyelephant NoobPosts: 534 Extreme Poster
Hey guys 

I hope this is the right place for this. Anyway I went to an offer holders open day on Wednesday at uni and it made me really excited for the future. It made everything seem so real for me and I can’t wait. I am going to be doing a degree in mental health nursing for those who don’t know and I am so proud of myself for using my experiences to care for others. I can’t wait for September to get started and be able to officially call myself a student nurse! Never thought I’d be able to get to this point but what it shows is that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and even if you take a different path, you can still end up at the right destination. I am 25 now and this will be my second degree, so it has taken me quite a while to get to where I want to be haha! 

Does anyone else else have any future dreams? Doesn’t have to be career goals can be anything. Even if it seems impossible I’d love to hear :) 
LaineAifeShaunieMike

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  • kathleen0172kathleen0172 [Inactive User] Posts: 1,456 Fanatical Poster
    Aww, this is lovely to read <3 Good on you, I bet you'd be great in mental health nursing.

    I dream of being a singer in a rock band. It probs won't happen though lol - though I'm willing to work for it and I'd love it if it could come true. I'm 14 so I guess I have some time to think about it.
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Posts: 1,686 Postholic
    Your be an amazing mental health nurse jelly ! 

    For now my future goal is just to get through the the next 2 years of my L3 course :) and then hopefully go on to study SEND or a CAMHS degree than can be done at my local uni 
    You have a purpose.
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant Noob Posts: 534 Extreme Poster
    thank you guys! 

    Remember its never too late to follow your dreams and it is ok to take a path that is not the usual way to your career. I did a degree in childhood studies first and now I am doing my nursing degree in september. I am 25. There are lots of people who start nursing in their 30's, 40's and even 50's. I didn't have the confidence to apply or do nursing when I was 18 and just out of college, and that is ok! 

    Anyway I know I am a bit of a saddo but I am soooooo excited and its saturday now - ever since wednesday and my open day it has felt so real and I am so buzzed to start. I cannot wait to do nursing. It is the best thing that has ever happened for me and I never believed I could get to this point; it also gives me a good motivation to recover from my mental illness. I am thinking I may move back to nottingham for my degree. My family don't want me to because they think I will become ill again with my mental health but I dont think I will. I think I have reached the point where I have developed better coping techniques and the ability to tackle things that may have caused me a lot of distress before... well they may still cause me distress but I won't let it ruin my life and I will cope with the distress. I am trying to stop self harming - I still get a lot of urges currently but haven't self harmed in weeks and that is a start! I am really hoping I can get through occupational health and they will let me start in september...... I believe my CMHT will support me and say that I am well enough. I am concerned about my GP's response tho..... especially cos of my suicide attempt the other week. I really regret it, I thought it would work and so wouldn't have to worry about this stuff but it didn't work and I am alive (which I am glad) and need to work on managing my mental illness better so that I can be stable from now until september and hopefully start my degree. 

    I never thought that at 25 years old I would be starting my nursing journey but life works out in a funny way, and somehow I am here and it feels like the right time. I can't wait. You never know what will happen in the future and if you want something enough there are ways to get there. I think this is my life purpose and I am so happy and proud of myself. I didn't tell anyone I was applying to my nursing degree except my mum as I thought I wouldn't get anywhere with it but I proved myself wrong and got offers from every university I applied for! 

    Anyway sorry for rambling I am so excited and I just wanted to ramble about how happy I am. Life is great and I am so happy and everything is going to work out for me. It feels surreal. I am so glad I took the courage to aim for the career I want as it is all working out for me. I have taken many wrong turns in my life, but I have turned it around and found a way forward. It willl all be ok in the end and if it is not ok, it is not the end. 

    On a side note I am so grateful to @The Mix I joined this site when I was homeless and living in a hostel, had no money, no hope and my mental health was rock bottom I was in and out of hospital all the time.... so much so that the staff on the local ward knew me by sight and would be like "oh hi J*******" when they saw me. When I had nobody, the mix was here..... they and you guys have supported me through all these years and I could not have done it without you all. Am so grateful for all the support I have and do still recieve. You guys are life savers and I love you 

    Hope everyone is ok - sending all my love 
    xxx
    LaineMillie2787The Mixkathleen0172AifeKasa2103ShaunieMike
  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 1,790 Staff moderator
    edited April 14
    Hey @Jellyelephant

    I'm so happy for you! You're going to be an amazing mental health nurse and I'm very excited to hear all about your course when you start in September. 

    I completely agree with what you said, it's never too late to follow your dreams and it's okay if it takes a bit longer to get there than you hope. It's so inspiring how strong you really are to have fought through everything and turn your life around. You've found your way forward and I'm so proud of you Jelly! 

    Thank you for your lovely message about The Mix and all the members here. I'm so glad we were there for you when you had no-one. I can't imagine how hard that time was for you and I'm so glad you found us! I can't imagine the community without you :) 

    Well done again Jelly! This is the perfect time to celebrate with a unicorn cake. Keep us updated with everything and I hope the occupational health check goes okay too. <3
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
    Jellyelephant
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 4,679 Supreme Poster
    love this thread!!!!<3 <3 <3

    so proud and happy for you jelly. <3 totally agree with everything you said!
    & youre doing so well. Will be a great mental health nurse!! xxx


    My goal is to be a Peer support worker which is starting to look possible 😊
    " Shout out to everyone making progress that no one recongises because you never let anyone see your darkest moments. You've been silently winning battles and transforming yourself. Be proud of every step you're making in the right direction. Keep going cause you've got this" 🌸🌸❤️
  • AzzimanAzziman Posts: 421 Rampant Poster
    Congratulations! You'll be great!x
  • MikeMike Posts: 1,531 Staff moderator
    Aife said:
    I completely agree with what you said, it's never too late to follow your dreams and it's okay if it takes a bit longer to get there than you hope. It's so inspiring how strong you really are to have fought through everything and turn your life around. You've found your way forward and I'm so proud of you Jelly! 

    Thank you for your lovely message about The Mix and all the members here. I'm so glad we were there for you when you had no-one. I can't imagine how hard that time was for you and I'm so glad you found us! I can't imagine the community without you :)
    This. :)
    "900 years of time and space and I've never met someone who wasn't important.”
     - The 11th Doctor

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    (on holiday)
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