when it is your call you can't escape it.

Honorine Ngenwi
Posted May 8, 2021 from Cameroon

Happy nurse's week to all the nurses who have been call to this noble vocation in the world pulse family. 

When I was growing up as a young girl, I love being a journalist and I was doing all my best to see that I read English, French, literature and History. My anti with whom I was staying with, told me she wants me to become a nurse which I never liked it. Each time she reminds me of the nursing idear I will cry and say anti you hate me. One day she called me and ask me my reason of not wanting to be a nurse I told her I want to be a journalist. From there it was like hell between my anti and I.  One day a neighbour called me and told that I should listen to what my anti is telling me after she say how she was maltreating me and yet I still refuse and I told her my reason for being a journalist is to work my own money and assist other people who need help and I will not like to see them suffer the same as I am suffering, and as students we uses to sit and talk about professions and some of my friends use to tell me that journalist are the most highly paid workers in my country.

She told me that being a nurse, you will help people even more better than the journalism work you are hoping for because with nursing you will safe souls too. But then I was not still convinced. I accepted from the neighbour only to let me be. When I completed my high school, not even with those subjects I was fighting to get because I end up realising that to work as a journalist in my country was a long process and I was paying fees alone I have to divert to another course where I became a commercial student. After having my certificate in that domain, I worked in hospitals as an auxiliary staff. In the hospital, I say how nurses, midwives, doctors etc are saving lives I became envious of them then I said to my self " I have being assisting and helping young girls especially during this period of crisis in the communities why don't I do nursing in other to intensify my vision because in the field you mite meet a situation where medical attention is need. What then will I do? 

I am so happy to be a nurse for my community and to see to it that their health and their living condition is better. 

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Tamarack Verrall
May 09
May 09

This is such a wonderful story. I have so much respect for medical people, as I can't imagine being able to do this work, and it is so critically important! I love the story of progression as you made decisions about what to do with your life, and chose this difficult and essential profession! Congratulations for all you do.

Honorine Ngenwi
May 10
May 10

Thanks mama Tam for all the encouragement.
Love you
Hugs

rebecca.tang
May 09
May 09

Thank you for sharing. All occupations can contribute to the community. Regardless you are a nurse or journalist, the most important is you are happy. I am delighted to hear that you are happy of being a nurse.
We can also make ourselves happy when helping people.
Keep the great work on! May Almighty God bless you!

Honorine Ngenwi
May 10
May 10

Thanks so much Rebecca for the words of advice and encouragement.

My regard

Regina Afanwi Young
May 09
May 09

My dear sister Honorine, what a great write up. Congratulations on achieving your gold. I have so much respect for anyone who is working to safe life's especially during this pandemic. I can attest to your work out here in Bamenda, Cameroon. Keep being the committed and hard working nurse that you are.
Please keep Safe and well
Sending love and hugs.
Regina

Honorine Ngenwi
May 10
May 10

My darling sister Regina thanks so very much for the encouraging and I thank God for all of you who are giving me the strength to hold the profession so strong.
Hugs xx

Olutosin
May 10
May 10

I Love nurses because they care for patients.
May all nurses be blessed. Amen.
Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Honorine Ngenwi
May 11
May 11

Thanks sister for the encouragement and for taking some of your time to read.
My regard