Literally Living The Dream

Scholarship Entrant: Bethany from NAPERVILLE, IL
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Bethany: 3

For me, there is no “If I could earn a living doing what I love most”, I already am (or will be when I graduate). I am in nursing school and in May, I will graduate and become a nurse. Whether I am holding a premature baby or giving a suppository to a constipated patient, I feel so blessed to be taking care of others. I get to advocate for those who are at their weakest and there is no better feeling in the world than when the patient thanks you or when a child laughs. I know what I do helps others and heals them emotionally and physically, but I often feel as though I am the one who was changed by taking care of them. Patch Adams once said, “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person and I guarantee you win, no matter the outcome.” Doctors may perform major operations, but they don’t always win. As nurses, we win every single time and when somebody asks me why I decided to go to nursing school instead of medical school, that’s what I tell them. Even though I have not graduated, I have so much passion and dedication for nursing and I hope the enthusiasm that I have now continues throughout my career. I don’t need to set any more goals because I am already living the dream and that dream has become a reality.

Vote for Bethany: 3

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