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Starting Fresh (The Black Keys, Get Fuzzy, Limbo With A Flashlight) [Daily Bloggity Entry #14]

Posted March 7th, 2014 at 2:00 PM by El Héroe Oscuro

Date: 07 March 2014
Time: 9:30 AM ET
Mood: Pumped (currently listening to the Attack on Titan OST)

So let me give a little bit of a background on myself. I'm currently a sophomore at college and earlier this year I ended up dropping out. Not because of grades or financial reasons or anything like that, but because I couldn't deal with the major I was currently in. At the time I was majoring in becoming a Registered Nurse, which if you haven't heard from others before is a very difficult and rigorous profession to get into. The anatomy of the body, health regulations, HIPPA (which is a confidentiality act between the patient and the health provider stating you won't release the records of the patient to anyone without their permission) agreement, proper procedures, and patient- and self-care are only a few things that is required by a nurse to know and be properly trained in doing. My freshman year I didn't think it was too bad - taking core class like anatomy, biology, etc. - but when I entered my sophomore, lack of better words, feces really started to hit the fan.

Daily Music - "Run Right Back" by The Black Keys

Sophomore year I began my clinicals, which is essentially taking everything we knew and applying it in a hospital setting. We were actually working with patients one on one at this point and I was very, very nervous. You see, I found out that anxiety runs very deep in our family lineage and we are very bad at controlling it. I found that out the hard way through my trials at Boston Children's Hospital, the place I had my clinicals at. It became so bad that everytime I walked in there, my hands would begin to tremble and I could barely think straight. I would just stare at the clock and think to myself "when will this hell be over with." When I had decided to go into Nursing, it as more with the motive that I wanted to help people, but - as dumb as this sounds - I never took into account how much medical knowledge I actually needed to know. It was very overwhelming. One day I ended up just stopping what I was doing and asked myself "is this something that I'm actually going to be happy doing for the rest of my life?". So, as much as I disliked the thought of it at the time, I talked with my counselor and my parents and came to the conclusion that I was going to drop out of Nursing.

Daily Comic - "Winning and Losing" by Darby Conley of Get Fuzzy

However, my burning passion to dedicate my life helping others has not been kindled. As of today, I am happily able to say that I have declared a new major: Human Services. It's a very umbrella major, as there are a lot of counseling fields that one can get into. Considering I still don't really know what kind of job I want to have, this is perfect for me. I do know that eventually I want to go into the Peace Corps and do something humanitarian related, so I'll probably end up double majoring or minoring in International Affairs as well. It feels good, you know? Looking back, I was distraught at the idea of dropping out of school, but now I'm very happy with the choice I made. It's a very difficult thing to do, what with the pressure of your family trying to push you through something that you despise, but I think in the end of day I just needed to follow my heart and find whatever would make me happy. Which, I believe, I just found.

Daily Video - "Limbo With A Flashlight" by animator Dorkly

How about y'all? Have you ever been forced to do something you hate? Have you ever changed majors? What was that process like with your family and friends? Comment below as I would love to hear hat you have to say about the matter!

‡ As always, the "Daily Bloggity" is self written by myself and includes just some of my opinions on different mediums. If you have a subject that you might want me to touch on, feel free to PM me or comment below! I would love to hear some of your ideas! Tune in tomorrow at 5PM Eastern Time for the next edition of the "Daily Bloggity!" Cheers! ‡

- elheroeoscuro

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