04 February 2008

Long time, no blog....

Well, this picture kinda sums up what I've been doing the past couple of months... watching the horizon to see what is next. I've been through a lot in the last 6 months and am now on the cusp of a new adventure. I decided that being the "big boss" is ok, but not what I signed up for when I went to nursing school. So, I've gone back to the bedside and am having a blast!

For now, I'm working per diem as an "agency" nurse, but am in second round interviews for a clinical leadership position at a local hospital. Wish me luck as I really feel it would be a great position where I would be able to use my leadership skills, but still get to work in patient care.

In the meantime, I've been using my days off to clean around the house and get rid of the clutter. I haven't felt this free in a long time. Wow! I love picking the days and times I'll work. It is great to be able to have so much control over my time and schedule. I've been able to spend more time participating in our church youth group activities. I've been having so much fun.

The best thing that happened this past week? There were several (in no particular order): the Giants winning the Super Bowl..great game, my patient's girlfriend who got teary-eyed and gave me a hug when I told her I was being sent home early..."RG, you came every time we needed you, today," and the cardiac surgeon who smiled and introduced himself after I informed him who I was at his patient's bedside (hi, I'm RG. I'm Mr. x's RN today).

Geez...I'm a goober....Happy Monday!