Last week, I accepted a position as a Registered Nurse on a spinal cord injury unit.
I’ve spent the last two years figuring out what I want from a career, and life. Graduating college, moving home, and job-searching has been the most stressful process. I worked really hard for this job, and I feel incredibly thankful to have gotten it; it still feels a little surreal that it’s actually happening.
I’ve been at a job since last January that I absolutely LOVE. Working with kids is my passion, and at some point in my career, I will work with kids again. It’s bittersweet to be leaving; I work with amazing, talented people that I’ve gotten extremely close with, and I’ve gotten to know and love the BEST group of kids. Plus, this job has been such an outlet and a comfort for me during some of the most stressful and upsetting things that have happened over the past year and a half, and letting go of this job is going to be very emotional. Even though I’m leaving for an amazing opportunity, I don’t think I can walk away without literally leaving behind a huge, important chunk of my life and my heart behind. It’s the definition of bittersweet.
This is probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done. But I’m excited that it’s finally happening. And I’m ready.