Question to our Sisters:
Why did you choose this field?
What are the reasons that led you toward this career?!
Why I choose to be a nurse,
this might seems abit like cliched but in my family I have always been the one to stay behind and take care of those who were sick. You could say I was like a mini mother (although that does not sound flattering to girl) but it was how I acted. I always knew I want a career that had an impact on people, however I had no idea it would be the path of nursing. In my final year of high school my teacher asked the class where we saw ourselves in 7 years time. At the time I had no idea what I wanted to be, my family had encouraged me to do something in health section which they felt was something for me. So I said “I might see myself as a nurse”, the teacher said “Really I doubt that “, I was a bit taken back and asked” Why not” He said” I see you to be the first to be married with lots of children” and in a such a negative way, that really got my defenses up and told him that firstly there is nothing wrong with being married and having children is a blessing, if you see that as a downfall I feel sorry for your wife and children. I was so irritated with him that I again confronted him along with my friend and to our faces he said” I see all foreigners handicap and I doubt they get anywhere”
For me that was it, before I was laid back but after that insult I worked harder at my studies and I never took his rosy comment of' what a great student I was' as something other then insult. When I finish I knew I would be doing nursing. When a relative of mine went into the hospital and I saw nurse in action ….I knew I found my career path and so I did it. Children has always been my soft spot and I thought in the beginning I couldn't do paediatric nursing. However after an insight placement I knew I have found my final destination and Alxamdulilah by Allah grace I am now a paeds nurse and loving it …
From my experience nobody should tell you what you can and not do, IF YOU WANT IT WORK HARD FOR IT and by Allah's grace you will get it and as they say “Where there is will, there is a way”
So to all those who have had doors closed ...Don't give up but fight harder and find the one door that is open for you, cuz there is always one door open for air to come in, otherwise how would we breath.Ikram