I almost don’t want to admit this, but I’m going to – Grey’s Anatomy has literally opened my eyes and heart to what I feel is my passion.

About 10 years ago I spoke the phrase “We should go to nursing school” to my cousin. We were both college drop outs after our first year (albeit she is one grade higher than me) and were contemplating what our plans were now that we had both moved home and were going to community college.

But then life happened. My relationship had become more and more abusive, my relationship with my cousin became so strained that we could not even be in the same house together – family parties included.

For self preservation, I worked very hard at removing any compassion and sympathy. I became someone I wasn’t. I didn’t want to help anyone else, because I needed to focus on my own survival. When that relationship ended, my world and environment became hard to navigate. I had no idea who I was, and I spent a lot of time thinking it was because my identity was based off of that relationship.

Now, however, I know that my identity was just hidden behind walls and walls  and walls.

This new AdventuRN’ I’m doin… I’m going to do what I need to do – and apply to a Nursing Program ❤