A very determined young man.
By Amy Katz-Lashin
from Coral Springs, Florida
When my son went away to college he aspired to be a politician one day, so you can imagine my surprise when he came home after his freshman year and told me he wanted to follow in my footsteps and become a nurse. I was thrilled to say the least.
At that point we sat down together and planned what he had to do to obtain that goal. He changed his major, changed his classes for the next semester and also started looking at Nursing schools. I don't know about any other State but the state of Florida is very competitive for Colleges and especially Nursing schools. When he knew it was hopeless to get into Florida State University's Nursing School where he was attending, he moved back home and applied to all to the majority of Nursing schools in Florida and to some in Georgia.
He was denied to all the Florida schools but was accepted to two schools in Georgia. He resigned himself that he had to leave home and attend one of those schools so that he could become a nurse. But after only 3 days there he knew he couldn't stay at that school. He knew it wasn't the right place for him. So after some soul searching on his part, he came back home.
It was so difficult to see him so sad and depressed. My heart broke for my first born. I had never seen him so defeated.
When the Secret movie first came out I made both of my boys watch it and I told them that I believed that this is the way we should all live our lives.
I also told Max that the only way things were going to change for him now was that he needed to change his thinking and change all the negativity and believe that this time around he would get into the Nursing school that he wanted.
He took my advice and he started to believe it from that day on.
First he made an acceptance letter from the school he wanted to attend. He then made a Diploma from the same school with his name on it and the degree that he wanted. When he showed me the acceptance letter, I sent him a congratulatory card, telling him how proud I was of him and what an amazing nurse I knew he was going to be.
I also wrote him a check made out to the school for tuition and I put in the corner, Max Lashin, Nursing school tuition Jan 2011.
Max then went to the bookstore of the school and purchased the Nursing school uniform for himself that he would be wearing.
We also always talked to each other as if he was already accepted. For example, when we talked about a possible vacation in the Spring, I told him we would have to wait since he will be busy in Nursing school and after a while it actually felt true.
Last but not least he wrote on his calendar on October 13th , "Acceptance to Broward College Nursing school". Max called me on October 13th and told me he had just received his acceptance email that he will be starting Nursing school Jan 6th 2011. It was amazing! We are so thrilled.
I am not just saying this because Max is my son but I just can't get over the determination of this young man especially in the "me" generation that he is surrounded by.
It is such pleasant change to see someone that wants to do something because he has passion and drive not just because at least he will always have a job. That is not the reason to go into Nursing or any other occupation for that matter.
I believed before that the Secret works. Now I know the Secret works.
I can not thank you enough for bringing this to our awareness. I am forever grateful.
About Amy Katz-Lashin from Coral Springs, Florida:
I am a 47yr old divorced Mom with 2 wonderful sons. I am also a Registered Nurse and work in an 63 bed inner city Neonatal ICU.
I read the Secret when it came out. I also have watched the movie many times and I also play the audio tapes in my car when I am driving to work.