I've been so lazy lately. I can't seem to motivate myself to do the stuff I want to/should do. I guess that's what happens when you take a month off work, even if it is unintentional. I think I kinda lost some of my steam, my momentum, but it was worth it. My last day of work at the old job ::cough:: hellhole ::cough:: was January 30th and my first official day at the new job was March 2. And the month in between was wonderful and exactly what I needed. A break from stress, time to be with my husband, time to spend with friends and family, time to catch up on the infamous To-Do List and time for myself, to relax, to feel better, to breathe easier. It was awesome.
I thought it would be such a waste to have all this time off and not do anything with it other than stay home, so Brad and I took a long weekend vacation in late February. Here are some pics from our trip. We had a blast.
But by the time March rolled around I was ready to get back to work (if not a little nervous about going to a new place). I was nervous but so far, so good. I'm hoping to make this new job an opportunity to grow. It feels like a giant step backwards. Not only am I leaving a job as a practitioner to be an RN again (I love nursing, don't get me wrong, but I did go to school to be an ARNP and I'd kinda like to actually use my degree!) But I'm not even considered a senior nurse. I'm going to be the "new guy," low man on the totum pole, bottom of the rung. It feels like a failure but for my personal life, it's a win. I hope I'm making the right choice and, dare I say, maybe this job will be a stepping stone to a practitioner position down the road. (Pray for me!!) Until then, I'm just going to enjoy my lovely 15 minute commute, only filling up my gas tank once a month (rather than twice a week) and actually having a social life.
PS: I started this post back in March but completely forgot to post it. Oops! I told you my brain was fried. . . . even still, I'm keeping the original publish date, so there! :-)~
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