Saturday, May 31, 2014

Change is on the horizon

There have been many changes that have occurred in the month of May for me.  One being of course changing jobs.  I'm super stoked about my new job!  So stoked I'm gonna bore you with the story!  Haha!!

Several months ago I approached my boss at the OB/GYN clinic about a full time position.  I knew as soon as I graduated that I wanted to work full time.  I haven't worked full time in years (I know I'm a totally spoiled brat).  After discussion with the hubby about where to work and how to save for retirement, I knew I needed a full time job so I don't have to work until I'm 80.  I want to enjoy my adult years, grandchildren (hopefully) and travel.  The hubby and I are in agreement that we want to enjoy our lives before we cannot take care of ourselves.

After I approached my boss she told me that she really didn't have a full time position.  I was very up front with her and told her I have to find something.  So my journey began with lots of searching with the very limited time I had.  After being turned down by both hospitals "new grad program", I was feeling very discouraged.  I was on one of the hospitals websites and saw a posting for a nurse in the orthopedic clinic.

On a whim I applied.

Within two days I received an email from the hiring manager wanting to interview me.  I emailed her back immediately to be sure she was fully aware I was in nursing school and could not work until June.  Her response?  "I still want to meet you"

I interviewed for the job April 1st (April Fool's!!).

I was there for almost two hours.  I met all the staff and doctors.  I also met the doctor that I would work with if I was hired.  She's a beautiful blonde doctor from Texas.  We clicked immediately.  Then she asked if I had any experience in sports ortho.  I asked if she meant professional or personal.  She said either, so I told her about my experience with my hand injury.  After my story she raised her right hand...and made a fist.  She broke the exact same finger...on the exact same hand.  How ironic.  I was like "NO WAY!!!"

I left that day feeling like they may offer me the job.  Two weeks later I received an email with the official offer.  Since it's with the hospital it takes a while to go through the chain of command.

I'm super excited about this new chapter in my life as an RN (NCLEX pending) at the sports orthopedic clinic.  I've always been interested in sports medicine (obviously).  Not only will I be in the clinic, I will also be her OR (operating room) nurse meaning I'll assist with all her surgeries.  I'm getting the best of both worlds, clinic hours, no holidays, no weekends, AND OR time!!!

I often say "everything happens for a reason".  In this case I feel like I was meant to apply and get this job.  I was turned down for the hospital floor jobs because this one was the one meant for me.  Although I did shed some tears when I didn't even get an interview for the PICU or NICU, I know now why I didn't get those jobs.

I just hope it's as awesome as it is in my head right now.

Do you believe in fate?  

I sure do!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yes, I'm still alive...

So the last time I posted was April, so much has happened.

Even fellow blogger Heather checked up on me!  <-----  How sweet is that????

I needed to take a break from all things that were considered "fun".  Blogging was one of them.  I was so deep into school that I really didn't have ANY time to take off and read anyones blog.  That made me kinda sad that I didn't have time to sit down and read anything that wasn't related to nursing.  But guess what?????  I'M DONE!!!  I GRADUATED!!!

But so much has happened in the past month that I need to do a quick update with full details to follow!!

Here are a few things that have happened...

I went to a baseball game with my family on Easter!  We saw the Cardinals (our fav!!) play the Nats in D.C.  The Cards lost but we still had a blast!  The last time I went to a baseball game I was preggo with the boy!  <----  Long time ago!!!!

I had a job interview last month, and they loved me (I mean, what's NOT to love???) and offered me a full time position!!!  It's gong to be a great opportunity for me.  It's in sports orthopedic clinic!!!  This is one of the fields I've always been interested in and starting next week I get to start!!  It's days only, Monday-Friday, and I get some operating room time with my doctor!!  What?!?!  I'm so stoked!!!

Oh and I graduated nursing school!!!  What?!?!  Yup!  I did it!  Soon I'll be taking the NCLEX exam to officially get my Registered Nursing license!!!  Can't wait!

The hubby and I just got back from a week long vacation with my bestie and her hubby in Punta Cana!  We had a blast!!

While we were there I celebrated my 35th birthday!!  Nothing like spending my birthday in a foreign country drinking Mai Tai's on the beach!!!

I'm still training for my 5K that is actually next Saturday, so there was no shortage of running while I was on a  "break"!

So that's all for now, I'm sure there is more, but now I must read all the things that have happened to y'all!!!

Did y'all miss me???