November 29th, 2010: Rach Borkotron

Three years ago, I was in college, going through to be a nurse. I had a teacher who made my life a living hell. She put me down constantly. One day she had me in tears and I was ready to quit. I didn’t want to go on anymore, but I knew I had to prove her wrong and keep going. I passed my first year of nursing and spent the summer getting ready for my second and final year.

Two years ago, I was in my second year of nursing college and struggling once again — this time because I am a procrastinator. I had three projects, an essay and a midterm all due in the same week. I hadn’t started them. While taking multiple breaks to play on SL and finally got everything finished with good marks and ended up with a 98% on my midterm! But when March came around I failed a test for the first time in my whole life. I had a lot of thinking to do and priorities to change. I worked harder and, when exams came, I ended up acing the final. I had passed college and on my way to being an RPN!

A year ago, I received results that I’d passed my Canada-wide nursing exam — I had my RPN license in my hands! I got a call to go for an interview at a nursing home close by and fell in love with the place. They offered me a six month temporary full time job and I started last January. My six months were up in June, but my boss extended my contact! I missed a lot of SL time this year but it was worth it.

Today I can say that I am the happiest I have ever been, in RL and SL. I have an amazing job — I love to walk into work every day and see my residents smile. I have an awesome boyfriend who is my best friend in SL, and amazing virtual friends.


Rach Borkotron is 25 years young, from southwestern Ontario, Canada. In RL, she is a nurse as a nursing home and absolutely loves her job, she often plurks stories about her wonderful residents.  In SL, she co-owns Mr Tentacle with Mako Kungfu. She’s DJ, and hosts Name That Tune. Check her out on Plurk.


One Response to “November 29th, 2010: Rach Borkotron”

  1. December 6th, 2010: Rach Borkotron – Cont’d « Two Three Six Five Says:

    […] Rach’s previous post was on November 29th, 2010. […]

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