Urbane by Landau
It's totally scary jumping into new things. If you are new to the world of infertility or just making a huge life change.
I made that kind of decision in my mid 20's and I'm so glad I did. When I was in college at Oklahoma State, my dream was to be a history teacher. I'm the most impatient person in the world so I would actually be a horrible teacher, and I don't even have a passion for history (trust me, I confuse myself). My Dad said that I was way too expensive to be a teacher anyway which is when I decided to switch to business. After graduating I worked in the oil industry for a little while. What a passionless job that was for me too. I thought, "what the hell, this is all life has to offer me." I didn't feel like I was doing anything rewarding or that helped others. Which is what I was the most passionate about.
It was scary as heck going back to college and being one of the "older" people in class (even though I know I was still pretty young). It was seriously the best decision I have ever made in my life. It not only helped me pursue a career I am MUCH more interested in, but it's allowed me to help so many people. From my fertility blog to my medical mission trip to Haiti. These things wouldn't have been possible if I wouldn't have taken that risk.
Now about to jump back into school to obtain my Master's in Nursing. It's like you kind of forget what school is like when you've been out for a while. It's hard work, it's stressful, and I shed more tears in nursing school than probably I have in my entire 32 years of living, UT is killer y'all. They don't play.
When I started nursing school there for my undergrad, one of the things I was most excited about was wearing scrubs. I had been in the corporate world where I had to really think about my outfit every day. It was fun to actually wear clothes that were comfortable, cute, and still fit me well. I started out in Landau scrubs my first day of school, and now coming back full circle starting grad school out in my newest Landau scrubs.
New things are always scary. Change is scary. I have to remind myself that you only live once. I wasn't going to spend my days wasting away in the oil field not serving anyone. Now I can envision a life of fulfillment through helping others. If your life dream is switching careers, pursuing parenthood, or going to the fucking moon, DO IT! One day you'll be old as heck, and I personally don't want to live with any regrets!