On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, I went back to work for the first time in about two and a half years.
The last time I wrote a post like this was in 2009 when we were living in the parsonage in Gburg and I started my once a week nursing job at the clinic. It's fun to look back and see how much life has changed. Back then Evie was just a baby and we hadn't even bought our first home yet. And now we have been back in Rapid for about two and a half years and have two more kids!
Since life was kind of crazy when we first moved (buying a house and having another baby), I wasn't ready to work. But when Ezra got to be over a year old, I often wondered if there was somewhere I could apply for part time nursing employment and even asked friends for ideas. When Samuel sliced his finger, I unexpectedly asked that urgent care doctor if they were hiring - he wasn't helpful.
Back in November I was extremely sick with what I thought was the flu. After two days of increasing misery I went to the Urgent Care clinic that a doctor from our church works at (we also took Noah there when he broke his arm). I was diagnosed with strep throat, prescribed life giving antibiotics and asked if there was anything else he could help me with. I asked if they were hiring on Saturdays at all. He kind of paused, thought about it and said that yes, perhaps they were. So after an interview a few weeks later, I was hired. It was just easier to wait until the holidays were over to begin training and so on that Saturday, January 3rd, I started a new nursing job at an Urgent Care clinic not too far from home.
Since then I've trained three more days and worked on my own for a few hours. I'm ready to work independently now and will be filling in PRN (as needed). I very much enjoy it there and am so very thankful that it worked out.
|Terry ran out of the house that first Saturday and took my picture on my way to work.|