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Re: Happy News!!!


from Melody > admin. is another thankless job...but isn't that the nature of the beast in all of nursing?

this from someone who knows from where-of she speaks re thankless jobs.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melody " >
And Cathy--you are right, admin. is another thankless job...but isn't that the nature of the beast in all of nursing?

Blessings in Christ's mercy,

Melody

Work for the Lord: the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!

--- On Fri 03/21, Judy Browning < judylee@lewiston.com > wrote:
From: Judy Browning [mailto: judylee@lewiston.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:13:12 -0700
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy News!!!

Good for you. I enjoy bedside nursing but feel like I need to make a
change <br>soon. Hospice was a great fit for me and I would have retired
from there, <br>but am back on the surgical floor. Too much lifting and
bending for me now.<br>Judy b<br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
"Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Friday, March 21, 2008 3:51 PM<br>Subject: [CHAT] Happy
News!!!<br><br><br>> Well, Good Friday is turning out to be a very good
day for me. Not only<br>> spiritually...this is of course, one of my
three favorite days in the<br>> year...when the fullness of God's love
is revealed for us all.<br>> But...beyond that: I got a new<br>>
job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br>>
Twenty three years of bedside nursing are almost
over...woohoo!!!!!<br>><br>><br>> My brother's death has served as a
catalyst for me in many ways...it<br>> really brought home to me that
life is too short to

continue doing<br>> something that has never, not once in twenty three
years made me happy.<br>> I knew 3 months before graduating from nursing
school that this was<br>> something I was really going to hate, but
after 5 years and $25,000 I<br>> felt stuck. And really, nursing has
provided me with a good living...it<br>> pays the mortgage and buys the
groceries and supports my family. But my<br>> heart has never really
been in it. Which is a shame, because I am rather<br>> good at it, if I
do say so myself.<br>><br>><br>> But for the past several years I have
felt more and more trapped...and<br>> more and more like my soul was
dying of unhappiness. And so a couple of<br>> weeks ago I decided to
quit whining about how much I hate my job and I<br>> made a decision to
leave it. Either I would find a new job in a<br>> different field or I
was going to quit working entirely, take my<br>> retirement fund and go
back to school. When miracle of miracles, I found<br>> a listing at my

hospital for a nursing job that is all about computers<br>> and involves
no patient care, is Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no<br>>
weekends, and no holidays. I am so excited I am almost beside
myself!!!<br>><br>><br>> So the countdown to my last days as a bedside
psychiatric nurse begins:<br>> April 19th will be the last day I ever
have to get spit at,<br>> hit/kicked/hair pulled, or sworn at again; I
will never have to give<br>> another shot to anyone or force anyone to
take medications or eat or<br>> clean up various body fluids again. Yeah
for me!! Happy dances all over<br>> the place!!<br>><br>><br>>
Okay...okay: now that I've got that out of my system I can go back
to<br>> being my usual stoic Midwestern self! Except that I can't seem
to stop<br>> smiling and giggles keep sneaking up on
me!<br>><br>><br>><br>> Blessings in Christ's mercy,<br>><br>>
Melody<br>><br>> Work for the Lord: the pay isn't much but the
retirement is out of this <br>> world!<br>><br>>

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