When I was growing up I wanted to be a vet,
But I would get weird looks from the other kids, and when I’d ask why,
They would say “Why a vet? You would kill animals.”
I decided that I couldn't deal with that.
Then somehow, I decided to become a nurse.
And oh the irony- I realized something then
That in a way it would be almost worse.
I know now that I would watch people dying.
But there’s always a silver lining;
I would witness life-
I would witness pure determination to live, in some cases.
I’ve been accepted into my dream college,
And I've been told that it will take 5 years.
I know that I will not only become an amazing nurse there,
But I will discover who I really am.
Being a nurse would make me feel as though I have a concrete place in this world
Where I would be able to do what I do best.
A nurse helps people, sacrificing things that others take for luxury-
Sleep, I would give it up.
Family occasions, I would give it up.
My family understands this and they are always behind me,
In my corner, picking me up when I have fallen.
When I think that I am never going to amount to anything.
But we had done this song and dance with my martial arts-
I got my Black Belt through determination and 6 grueling years of training.
I will do the same again with my nursing.
It will happen. I do not know the word failure.
It will happen. There is no other life for me than that of a nurse.
It will happen. I am strong, stubborn, and have my family for support.
If my martial arts has taught me one thing,
It is this: if I want something bad enough,
If I train for something hard enough,
It will happen.