I started out as a nurses assistant out of necessity to make money. I was a single mother straight out of high school and needed to make a living for my son and I. I fell in love with my work. I decided to go to nursing school so that I could better understand the human body and the ways in which it works, or doesnt work and how to fix it. I finished my ADN at a local college in 2009. I knew that furthering my education would not only help me understand the world of nursing better, but would make me a more well rounded nurse. So, I finished my BSN in 2014. In 2015 I started my FNP-MSN, and will be done in October. I have come across adversities in my life and in my education, however I have never looked at an obstacle and thought that I couldnt overcome it. For me, there is no option to quit or fail. I have put a lot of time, sweat, tears, and yes even occasionally blood into building my career. I came from a place where the odds were stacked against me, and I took control. I hope that through my struggles to get where I am, that others will see that there is no such thing as quitting or failing, only detours and forks in the road.