It was October 19, 2016. The day all my plans changed. I was in a second degree accelerated BSN nursing program & it was the end of the third session. The program started in May 2016 & was set to be one year-long since all the students admitted had bachelor’s degrees in other areas. The first & second sessions flew by & I was enjoying them a decent amount but the minute the third session started, I began hating every moment. I’m not one of those people who has always known what I wanted to be when I grow up & I definitely never saw myself as a nurse.
One day last year I was bored with my current job, scrambling for a fresh start, & applying for the program seemed like a good idea. Long story short, I didn’t see myself as a nurse anymore. I was dreading class & clinicals every day & even having nightmares about pulling into the parking lot of my university. The session came to an end, I hadn’t done as well in one of the classes as I should have & that’s where my nursing school journey ended. It was time to start fresh.
Sometimes it takes longer than it should to realize you’re in the wrong profession/program. I’m just thankful I realized nursing isn’t where I belong before I put anymore time and money into it. I’m not the kind of person who can settle for anything, so I knew right away that I had to launch this blog I’d been talking about for years. I knew I wanted to work somewhere where I was making a difference in the lives’ of everyone around me. I also wanted to look forward to going to work each day. There are too many opportunities out there to be miserable! There are so many new opportunities every day that are the perfect fit for someone like me & I really am excited to finally find my calling so I’m starting over with a fresh outlook.
I came across a quote a few years back by Earl Nightingale that I can’t get out of my head. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyway.” It speaks volumes to me. No matter how old you are, what your current career may be, you should always follow your dream. It’s never too late to change a life you’re not absolutely in love with.
So here I am: 26 years old, wine drinking, Louisville, Kentucky living, ready to take on the world in a fresh career! I just started working a seasonal sales position at Williams Sonoma & even though it’s temporary & part-time, I absolutely love it! There’s an aspect of design but I also get to work with the public, which is what I love most. I already love to cook, but let me tell you, this place is inspiring me to make EVERYTHING! Being able to start fresh in places we aren’t so familiar with is sometimes all the best medicine.
Life With Elisabeth
So from here on out, I’ll be sharing some of my amazing travel memories & explorations. I’ve recently made the switch to eating (mostly) clean foods so I’ll also be incorporating some of my favorite new recipes & some of my best workouts! My goal is help each of you live your best life and my hope is that I can provide some lifestyle tips, recipes, & maybe even that boost of encouragement you need to move forward with your dreams!