Dancing for a living…..Practical Nurse

I just became a licensed practical nurse. I guess after reading all those articles how everyone does not like their job I feel pretty bad, because I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Of course when I first started out I wanted to be a prima ballerina. I tore a ligament in my left ankle and my career promptly ended. I had to find something fast. My parents advised well you should try education. Well, why not? It can’t be that hard.

I went to a school known for education but I had one fear I am a social person but I am scared of people looking at me, judging me because I am an awful teacher. I told my parents I’m sorry I can’t do this anymore. I came home and did nothing applying for whatever job was available. I applied in a nursing home and found I can relate to older people.

I got my certified nurse’s assistant and was happy for a time. The place that I worked was offering to pay for LPN training. So I decided to go for it and here I am.

People ask me do I miss dancing, being a ballerina or teaching? I tell them no not really I am just really well rounded. In a sense I still do teach. In terms of dancing sometimes I even get to help with physical therapy I show simple dance moves to people that I work with. My nurse’s training just brings it all together.

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