Future Physicians and Nurses Didn’t Pan Out
Nene was a senior in high school, and I was a freshman. We talked a friend of Nene’s into forming a club with us. It was called the Future Physicians and Nurses Club. We are seated in the front row of the picture. Nene is third from the left, and I am fifth from the left. As you can see, we got a good group together. We were great at recruiting people to do most anything. I have carried that ability through adulthood, to the chagrin of many. LOL
Our first big accomplishment was winning Talent Night at school with our skit “64,000 Operation”. That right there tells you this took place long ago, because this amount would barely give you an enema to prepare you for surgery now! I am the one in the dark hair, running around the table. We had a wheelchair with a Varoom motor on it. Anyone remember Varoom motors? It was quite the funny skit. Yes, we were all into the future doctors and nurses idea. After all, it was so much fun!
Our enthusiasm was curbed when we were invited to observe open heart surgery. Just the thought of it deterred me from going and Nene was grounded for washing her hair after Mother told her not to. Neither of us got to go, and I breathed a big sigh of relief. I couldn’t stand the sight of blood and I couldn’t imagine viewing the insides of someone else’s body.
I resigned the Future Physicians and Nurses Club and took up Drama. I won “Best Actress of the Year, in a Dramatic Role”, along with my Thespian honors. Little did I know that the plan for me was a blend of the two fields. I am now in health and fitness! Funny how life’s experiences prepare us for what we are intended to be or do. I can look back over my life and realize, “That’s why I went through that. Now I understand.”
I chose the path to preventive medicine and left the nursing to our younger sister, Suzanne. Jeaneane has done a lot of PR work, drawing from her high school recruiting years, plus she has developed a very successful web advertising company. We both are entrepreneurs, just as our parents taught us to be.
If you can’t decide what you want to be when you grow up, or maybe you are an adult searching for a business venture. Take a little closer look at at some of your previous activities and things that you were passionate about. You just might find a career path.