Finding My Place
I have always struggled with the question “what do you want to do when you graduate?” quite frankly because when I was in my basic undergrad before nursing school, I loved the idea of being a nurse but never knew what I exactly wanted to do. Well, I started nursing school with SUCH a hard wake up call… this was NOT what I had expected it to be. The classes were as challenging as you could predict them to be, which I honestly enjoyed, but it was something much deeper that hit me hard. I did not think I was suppose to be a nurse. Within a couple of weeks of my first semester in nursing school I really contemplated my nursing career. I always thought I would love nursing, love serving others and lifting people up when they were weak; but I had such a hard time committing my heart to the career because of my uncertainty which even led me to often think of the possibility to change my major.
As I finished up my first semester, I was pleased with the outcome of my grades, accomplishments, memories and education. Somehow, something in my heart knew that I needed to stay on this course of education. I needed to take my thoughts captive and seek the deeper meaning for these sporadic emotions of doubt with my career.
What I first discovered was the deep passion I had for one’s wellbeing. We often learn as a nurse how to teach our patients how to live a healthy lifestyle, what to eat/not eat, what to change, how to workout, etc. to increase your health and decrease you risk factors for disease progression. As I started listening to the small impulses of my heart, the more I found myself invested in health promotion topics. I had the idea to sign up for an elective course called Complimentary and Alternative Therapy (CAT), which educates about the various types of therapy you can use instead of pharmacological medications.
Well – as you can imagine, I soon became very invested in learning everything I could about CAT, all of which involved herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, naturopathy, healing practices, chiropractic therapy, etc. As I began to research and learn more about these therapies, I started to yearn to practice them. I soon signed up for chiropractic adjustments, growing a small amount of herbs, using essential oils, changing my eating habits through nutrition adjustment and studying various healing therapies.
When I first started looking into essential oils, I become HOOKED. I never knew that these little bottles of miracle oil could do such wonders in my life. I soon talked to a friend that uses oils very often and knows much about the product. She advised me to start looking into Young Living essential oils because they have all natural oils that are freshly distilled into their bottles with no preservatives added, and PLUS they had a ton of research and studies of information on how to use their oils.
Once I joined Young Living Essential Oils, I was almost overwhelmed with all of the information I could learn, read and immerse myself with; I am sure you can imagine how beautiful that feeling was for me. I have only been using essential oils for a short period of time compared to the time I have spent using other products and have seen HUGE impacts just in the short amount of time using the oils. I have been using them for concentration in my studying habits, helped release hormones to enable me to sleep at night, neutralized my stomach and digestion (which I use to have a huge problem with) and SO MUCH MORE. I overall feel like I am a new woman; they have truly impacted my wellbeing and encouraged me to dive into controlling my wellbeing more.
As I have talked about in MANY other posts before this, I have a HUGE passion to chase and follow your dreams. You can make such an important impact on the world just by listening to the passions and impulses of your heart. As I was following my negative thoughts, lies and circumstances I did not even think I even wanted to pursue a career in nursing I have always dreamed of. Now I KNOW exactly what I want in life, what kind of nurse I want to be, and what impact I want to make on my community. I want to leave a legacy wherever I work, wherever I go, and to whoever I meet that EMPOWERS them to take control of the wellbeing.
I finally feel like I have control over my wellbeing and initiative to seek better health. Who would have known these little bottles of oil could impact my life so much?