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Tech Dreams: A Journey of Reinvention

Scenario: After 5 years a nurse for eldery care trying to get a job in IT Service Desk Support.
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After 5 years a nurse for eldery care trying to get a job in IT Service Desk Support.
I absolutely love my job, even though it can drain me emotionally.
When I was just a little girl, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents.
My grandmother was lonely and struggled with her health, so I was her little helper.
I would do the shopping for her, clean the house, and make sure she remembered to take her pills.
I didn’t mind at all.
In fact, I loved spending time with her and making her smile.
Unfortunately, she passed away when I was 14 years old, and I still miss her every day.
She’s the reason I chose to work in elderly care.
I wanted to help other elderly people who were in the same situation as her, to make them feel loved and cared for, to make sure they didn’t feel lonely.
For the last five years, I have been working as a nurse in an elderly care facility.
I provide hands-on assistance to residents who have trouble with things like personal hygiene or getting dressed.
Some of them are completely bedridden, while others are still able to walk around a little bit on their own but need help with some things.
No matter what their needs are, I do everything in my power to help them maintain their dignity and independence.
Most of my days are spent helping residents get out of bed and get ready for the day.
Then, we have breakfast together and I ask them what they would like to do for the rest of the day.
Some of them like to stay in their rooms and take naps, while others prefer to get outside for some fresh air or participate in activities like bingo or exercises.
I also try to spend some one-on-one time with each resident every day.
Sometimes this means taking them for a walk around the facility, while other times it means sitting down with them and asking them about their lives.
I’ve found that these small things can make a huge difference in their overall well-being.
In addition to my hands-on work, I also help the nurses administer medications throughout the day.
While the work can be challenging at times, I really enjoy it and feel like I am making a positive impact in the lives of the residents.
There are some days when I feel completely exhausted physically and emotionally by the end of my shift, but then one of the residents will give me a big smile and say “thank you,” and all of those feelings go away.
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I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with these amazing people every day, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
The only downside is my job can be really sad sometimes because some residents are just too ill or too old and there is nothing we can do to improve their quality of life or make them feel better.
But then one of the other residents will tell me a story about their past, and I am reminded of why I love working with the elderly so much.
One resident in particular has become very special to me over the last few years.
His name is George and he has been living at the facility for about five years now.
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When he first moved in, we had a hard time getting him adjusted because he was very stubborn and didn’t want any help at all.
In the beginning, he even tried to escape a few times, and we had to keep an eye on him 24/7.
It was difficult, but now I understand that he was probably scared and didn’t know what was happening and why he couldn’t be at his own house anymore.
Since then, we have developed a very close relationship, and he has even started calling me his “little helper” just like my grandmother used to call me.
George has three children, but he doesn’t have any contact with them at all, and he doesn’t talk about them much.
His wife passed away several years ago, which still breaks his heart.
He’s such a sweet man and it’s so sad how lonely he is.
Today was one of those days when things were just really difficult.
George has been in a bad mood ever since this morning.
I asked him if he wanted to go for a walk or if he wanted me to read him a book, but he didn’t want any part of it.
He just wanted to be alone, and he was very grumpy with me.
I felt bad because George is usually very nice and polite, and it broke my heart that he was upset with me.
I tried not to take it personally and gave him some space, thinking that maybe he would feel better after a little while.
When I checked on him again later this afternoon, I found him sitting in his room, crying.
I asked him what was wrong and if there was anything I could do for him.
He told me that he was just feeling very lonely today and that he really missed his wife.
I sat down with him and asked if he wanted me to stay with him for a little while and keep him company.
He said yes, so I stayed by his side and held his hand until he stopped crying.
Afterward, we talked about his wife for a while.
He told me stories about when they first met and how they used to go on picnics in the park together.
He also told me about how guilty he felt because he wasn’t able to take care of her properly when she got sick.
George’s wife had cancer and required full-time care toward the end of her life.
As much as George wanted to be the one taking care of her, it became too much for him to manage on his own and he had no choice but to move her into the facility.
We talked for about an hour before George started to fall asleep.
He was very tired after all of the crying, and he said he felt better after talking to me.
I stayed with him for a little while longer, and he eventually fell asleep.
I sat in the chair next to his bed and just watched him sleep for a little bit before I had to go help some of the other residents get ready for bed.
It’s so hard to see George like this, but it makes me feel good knowing that I could help him feel better and less lonely today.
Working with the elderly can be so difficult sometimes, but it also has its great moments, and it makes me so happy to be able to help people like George and to make their lives just a little bit better.
They deserve all the happiness in the world, and I am so grateful that I get to spend my days helping them feel as happy as possible.
Just like George, every resident has their own story, their own struggles, and their own needs.
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I sat down with George yesterday to talk to him about his feelings and how he’s been doing lately.
He’s been in a bit of a slump these last few days, and I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to make him feel better.
After chatting with George for a little while, he started crying again, and he told me that he has been feeling guilty about not being around more for his daughter when she was younger.
George has two children—a daughter who is now in her 40s and a son who is in his 30s—and he wasn’t able to spend enough time with them when they were growing up because he was always working or away on business trips.
He told me that he feels like he abandoned his daughter and that she has never forgiven him for not being around more often.
George also told me that he feels guilty about how much care he requires now that he is getting older and his health is deteriorating.
His daughter lives out of state and isn’t able to visit as often as she would like, but she calls every day to make sure George is doing okay.
During our conversation, George said something that really broke my heart.
He told me that he doesn’t want to be here anymore and asked if I could help him end his life.
I know he didn’t mean it and he’s just feeling very emotional right now, but it still made me feel so sad and upset.
I reassured George that he is not a burden on anyone and that he is not alone.
The other staff and I are here to take care of him and make sure he has everything he needs.
I stayed with George until he stopped crying and told me he felt better.
Before I left his room, he thanked me for sitting with him and keeping him company.
He told me he knows how hard my job is and how much of myself I give every day to make sure the residents feel comfortable and happy.
I told George that I don’t mind at all and that taking care of him and everyone else here is more than just work for me—it’s my calling.
I am so grateful for everything I have learned working with the elderly these past five years and for all of the amazing people I have met.
I still remember the first day I walked into this facility as a newly qualified nurse.
I was so nervous about making a mistake or not knowing what to do.
But the more time I spent with the residents, the more I realized how much I love working with them.
Every day is different and comes with its own unique challenges, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Taking care of the elderly has taught me so much about life and about myself.
It’s shown me how to be more patient, understanding, and compassionate toward others.
It’s taught me to be more resilient when things get tough and to always keep a positive attitude no matter what.
The residents have shown me how important it is to treat everyone with respect and kindness and to make sure they feel valued and supported.
These are lessons I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
And I am so grateful to be able to spend my days caring for such amazing people who have given me so much.
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As much as I love my job as a nurse in elderly care, it’s time for a change.
I’ve been working in this field for five years now, and I’m starting to feel like it’s time to try something new.
Don’t get me wrong—I absolutely love everything I do here at the facility every day.
But after spending all this time working in the same place, doing the same things over and over again, I need a change.
I need something different—something new and exciting that challenges me in a different way.
That’s why I decided to make a bold move and switch my career path to IT Service Desk Support.
It’s something I’ve always had an interest in but never had the courage to try until now.
I don’t have any experience or qualifications in this field at all, so it’s going to be a big learning curve for me.
I’ve already signed up for some online courses to help me learn the basics, and I’m hoping that everything goes well and I can transition into my new role smoothly.
It’s going to be a big change for me, and I know it won’t be easy, but I’m ready to embrace this new chapter in my life.
I’ve always been someone who loves challenges and pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and I know that this is going to be one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced.
But I’m determined to make it work, and I know that with enough hard work and dedication, I can do anything I put my mind to.
The only problem is that these courses aren’t cheap, and they cost more than I can really afford on my salary as a nurse working full-time.
I had to dig deep into my savings just to pay for them, and now I don’t have much money left over for other things like food or rent.
But it was something I knew I had to do if I wanted to make this transition happen, so I made it work somehow.
I’ve always been someone who is good at budgeting and saving money, so I think I’ll be okay.
It’ll be tough, but it’ll all be worth it in the end when I finally get my dream job in IT Service Desk Support.
Working full-time and studying at the same time is going to be difficult, but luckily, I have an amazing friend who has agreed to help me out.
Her name is Sarah Johnson, and she has been my best friend since we worked together at an elderly care home a few years ago.
Sarah has always been a very supportive and caring person, and she has stood by my side through thick and thin over the years.
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After we both decided to leave our jobs in elderly care, she went on to become a teacher and I decided to make the transition into IT Service Desk Support, and we have stayed close ever since.
Sarah is one of the busiest people I know, but she still finds time to help me out with things like cooking and cleaning, and she has been there for me every step of the way throughout my journey in healthcare so far, and now into my new career in IT as well.
My days are long and tiring, and it can be difficult to find time to study after work, especially when I am so tired after spending twelve hours on my feet all day looking after elderly patients.
But somehow, I manage to fit it in, and so far, everything is going well.Nursing is such a demanding job, and it takes up so much of my time and energy that it can be difficult to balance that with studying for my new career in IT Service Desk Support, but somehow, I manage to make it work, because it is something that is very important to me.
My days are long and tiring, and they usually start very early in the morning when it is still dark outside, but they are also incredibly rewarding too.
As soon as I get to work at the elderly care home where I am based as a nurse, it is go go go from the minute we start our shift to the moment we finish around twelve hours later.
I pretty much don’t stop moving for the whole day until we finally get to sit down and have our lunch around midday, and by then, I am usually exhausted already!
But my evenings are a lot different, and they are usually spent sitting in front of my laptop trying to learn as much as possible about systems and networks, coding and programming languages and everything else that comes with studying for an IT Service Desk Support role on an online course from home.
It’s a big change from what I’m used to doing during the day in nursing, but I’m so excited to learn as much as I can, so that I can finally make the transition into an IT job.
I know that it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but I’m prepared to do whatever it takes to get there, even if it means staying up late and studying for hours on end when I’d rather be sleeping!
As soon as I told Sarah about my decision to switch careers into IT Service Desk Support, she immediately agreed to help me out with whatever I needed.
Even though she works full-time as a teacher and her job is very demanding too, she never complains or says no when I ask her to do anything for me.
She is always there for me with a smile on her face, no matter how tired or stressed out she is feeling herself.
Sarah has always been someone who puts the needs of others above her own, and I don’t know where I would be without her in my life.
She cooks for me every night and makes me lots of delicious meals and snacks to keep me going throughout the day.
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