I am: a licensed nurse with a minor in psychology, life coach, freelance writer, and published author.
Take a deep breath, first of all. We all start new careers with that pit in our belly aching from the unknown. AND, we all lived! It just takes one moment of courage to decide to change careers, one moment to search for new careers, one moment to apply for a new career, and--this is the most important one: one moment to walk through those new doors. Just show up! Everything else will fall into place.