Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." ~ Robert Frost

I haven't disappeared. Although it may seem that way. It's been a while since I've written on here. The past couple of months have been very challenging. I guess I had an unrealistic idea of how easy it would be to find a job after passing my state boards. I truly never thought it would take a month or longer to find work. After all, isn't nursing suppose to be experiencing a huge shortage? I've never been an overly patient person & I badly needed to get my fanny to work.

"The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. 
Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. 
Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen."

Still, when one (&, at the time, the only) opportunity presented itself, everything in me screamed "NO!". I knew in my gut it was the wrong opportunity for me. I prayed for guidance, for clear cut answers, but it was not meant to be. And then, I got the call I'd been waiting & hoping for: an interview at my 1st choice of places to work. The interview went OK, but you know how interviews can be. They're stressful & you think of a million things later you should (or shouldn't) have said. When the "We'll let you know something in a week" turned into 2 weeks, I began trying to accept that it wasn't going to happen. 

In the meantime, everything I touched seemed to fall apart. The washer broke & the brakes went out on the car.I'd applied to every place I could think of in a 50 mile radius & no one was calling....I'll be honest, I began to lose faith in the choices I'd made. But, Toby & Livi didn't. 

One morning, I got up & went into the living room & found this: 

It wasn't but a few days later & the call I'd been waiting for came. I had the job I wanted! 

I've been working for a month now & I couldn't be happier! I LOVE the people I work with. I LOVE the work. At the end of the day, I'm exhausted, but being a nurse is a truly rewarding job! 

Just as it usually goes in this game of life, the washer got fixed, new brakes got put on the car, & things are slowly coming together. I've left Livi's note right where she left it for me. It reminds me daily of the beauty of unwavering faith.  I'm thankful for all the prayers that went up on my behalf & I'm especially thankful for all the people who never lost faith in me or in the choices I'd made. I am truly a blessed lady! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

LOVE this song!!!