Today I learned about “passion” – doing things in life that you actually enjoy. For me, passion is falling inlove with what you do, pursuing those things that make you happy, and above all, it gives you that “purpose of living.” I mean, you take control.
So I ask myself this question: “Will you be happy if you work 8 hours a day in the hospital?”
The fact is, I won’t. No matter how many times I reminded myself that my family struggled to put me into a prestigious institution, popularly recognized as the best nursing school in the Philippines, I still end up with a sigh and a feeling of remorse. I don’t want to disappoint anyone. I certainly don’t want to break the hearts of those who are expecting to see me in a clean white uniform with a VISA and PASSPORT to the US. I can’t stand people who connects the term “Registered Nurse” to “Dollars.” I just can’t.
I admire and salute those individuals who are deeply passionate in working as a nurse. The four years in college and the struggles to get that shining BSN degree is absolutely worth it. Even for me, it’s totally worth it. Nursing is never to be joked about. The lives of people depend on the medical team.
Ok. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, I have now a Professional License to practice Nursing, but I have no passion for it. “It seems useless. Four years all down the drain,” some might add. It’s not that bad… I learned the art of being a nurse – which of course, not all people are privileged to know.
Your career choice should depend on your perceived happiness on the job, the potential rewards, and your chances of success. This may or may not have anything to do with your college degree.
- Danny Pancho
Mr. Pancho is currently head of HR of a multinational company. He has more than 20 years of experience in different HR functions and holds an MBM degree from the Asian Institute of Management.
Now, I do most of the things I love: web and graphics designing, writing, exploring new adventures, and not to forget, learning more things about myself and what I am capable of doing. Everything is limitless. With that, I am really pursuing my passion. Because at the end of the day, I have that sense of fulfillment and a hard-to-erase smile. Who’s stopping me?!