Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Where Am I?

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If you’ve been a follower of my blog, you would know that I previously did a post about my personal thoughts on Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development.

Tonight’s blog post covers the other half.

Yup…I’m a mess. A 28 year old mess. Don’t judge me. Lol. If you don’t know already, after graduating nursing school, I left my life in Chicago. Currently, I reside in San Diego, CA. And to be honest, I didn’t even attend my graduation/pinning. I just took my boards and then I was gone…

Leaving Illinois behind was a big step in my life. However, it wasn’t necessarily a difficult decision. Looking back, I knew I made the right call. Illinois comprised of everything that literally crushed my soul: Losing the woman I thought I was going to marry (Lol, yes there is always a girl to every story), jumping into nursing school after dropping out of medical school, jumped from apartment to apartment, and then tried the whole dating thing again and that turn out horribly. #SIGH.

A lot of my classmates would suggest that the reason I left Illinois was due to that last part. And to tell you the truth, sure. It was certainly a big part of it. But, in all honesty, it was just everything that I experienced in those last 3 years of my life. I needed a change. Coming to California, from Illinois, will forever be a turning point in my life. And to that, I say, a new chapter begins.

In closing, I have come to realize that perhaps the reason I have yet to reach self-actualization, find love in my life, and feel happier for myself, is that I personally haven’t stressed a solid foundation. I’m weak at the knees, for the lack of a better expression.

I know that I can’t live in the past, but I can certainly learn from it. With that said, perhaps this point in my life is meant to focus on me. I have to get out there and work on my base. I have to get my butt back into the gym, drink more water, etc. I have to simply get back to the basics, in hopes for a brighter tomorrow. If there is nothing else you could do…rebrand.

Have you ever given it much thought? Where are you at on the pyramid? 



Author: nursesarereal

My nursing professor once said that keeping a journal, over time, will allow me to see growth. In myself? I’m not sure yet. I’m hoping. I like to believe that nursing school saved my life. Maybe I’ll have some fun doing this. Cheers.

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