College Admissions Essay: As I Follow My Dream Of My Life

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As a child, I was always told to “follow my dreams”. But as I got older, I was pushed to be more practical and realistic with my career options, urged to keep financial matters in mind as well. Two people in my life have brought me back to the original suit of following my dreams; I just did not realize it right away.
As a Registered Nurse, I see people on the brink of death, and those recovering. Life and good health are never guaranteed, so I always teach my patients to take each day in stride and never give up. A couple of years ago, during my nursing school clinical rotation, I came across a man that was in a medically induced coma, it was believed he had only a short amount of time before he succumbed to his illnesses and passed away.
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I do not know what happened after that, if he was even discharged from the hospital, but there was no doubt in my mind that he did indeed make it through and make it home.
Throughout the past few months, I have been battling with this story. Do I sit back and continue to go about my days at the hospital? Or do I pursue my dream and go into education? For the answer to these questions, I thought of my daughter. Would I want her to pursue what she was compassionate about with the possibility of meeting difficulties along the way, or be complacent but secure, sticking to her current career path? The answer then became clear. I could no longer sit back and push away my dream.
I currently help out in her class at school once or twice a week, just as I had the year before. I love working with the children and helping them reach their goals, experience new things, work past their difficulties. Things were beginning to change. After each day in the classroom, my desire to return to college solidified. I wanted to continue to help the children, help them realize their potential, work with them day after day, finding new, challenging ways to amplify their love for knowledge. I had always wanted to go into education, but I was afraid to take that final jump. My patient and my daughter helped show me that you cannot sit back and let life pass you by because there may come a time when you no longer have that opportunity. You must seize the day and work towards your goals; you are only inhibited by your own

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