a movement or development toward a destination or a more advanced state, especially gradually or in stages.
I just realized it’s been two months since my last post. Wow does time fly! I finished my “new grad” training and am on to working as a real life nurse. I’m adjusting to the night shift and 5p-5:30a is much easier than 7p-7:30a – the shift I worked at my ICU job. I can make it through the night without feeling delusional. Acute care isn’t my favorite but I’m gaining a lot of beneficial experience and the team I work with is superb.
I also started a new PRN (minimum 6 shifts a month) position as a mental health nurse on the 2nd of April. I’ve finished orientation and several training shifts and I’m just about on my own. I have mostly spent time in an alcohol/chemical dependency unit and I really enjoy it. The facility I work at specializes in alcohol/chemical dependency, suicide, mood disorders and adolescent & adult short term depressive/bipolar/psychosis treatment. I find that I am constantly learning new things about my nursing interests while at my second job. I have begun looking into online Master of Science in Nursing programs with a potential Psych Nurse Practitioner focus.
In other news (and the most exciting news!!!), I am moving in just a few weeks!! My lease ends in Denver on the 31st so I am packing up and heading West. I found a 1 bedroom apartment with a stunning mountain view right out my balcony. I can’t wait to move in 🙂 I’ll be moving 40 minutes from where I live now to a town just east of Boulder, Colorado. I’m excited to be in an all new location surrounded by everything I want and need in a perfect Pleasantville type setting with the mountains as my back drop. I will be 3 minutes away from my mental health job. Downside: I will also be 40 minutes from Andrew. Time will tell how we both handle that.
Along with working and an upcoming move, life is progressing. I finally feel career satisfaction and who knew that could completely revamp one’s life 🙂
Sorry this was so boring…. more fun stuff to come tomorrow 🙂