So, the last month or so has been incredibly stressful, but in a good way. We bought a house in our neighborhood and are in the process of renovating it so we can move in early next month after we sell our apartment. While nervewracking, because of the vast (to me) amounts of money that are being thrown around (and there still might not be enough to do everything we want without a loan), it's fun watching our dream house take shape! Backyard, nice big modern kitchen, and practice space in the basement! Wooohoooo!
And, the big news is that I've quit my job and am starting in the ED of another hospital early next month. It's a lateral move--same shift, same sorts of patients. But I trained at this hospital, and I already know my way around. The nurse manager is great, and the ED is brand new. During my tour, I literally was tripping over nurses. They're everywhere! And they're hiring even more!
Ok, there's a little bit of a commute: 45 minutes on the train versus 20 minutes to the next neighborhood. And, for the first three months, I'll be taking a bit of a pay cut. BUT: they pay 100% tuition reimbursement. At ANY school I choose. After only 6 months there, with no payback time required. Guess who's going Ivy League for her Masters degree?
Your old pal GGRN, that's who.
I have an idea about what I'm going to get my masters in. But I'm not 100% yet. I'm definitely going to be an NP, possibly with a dual degree in education. But I'm not sure exactly what specialty. More posts about making that choice later.
And I'm excited about changing jobs. New people, new stories, an interesting neighborhood to reacquaint myself with. It will be nice not to work in the same neighborhood I practically live in.
Wooohooo! Things are definitely looking up!