6.27.2013

holding my breath

If you're a regular follower, you may have picked up on my decreased posting schedule and overall distraction. I hope you can forgive me, I've been busy. Last week, I put in my two weeks notice at the hospital where I work! Since then I've been nervous, excited, and have had moments of sheer panic. Not to mention an avalanche of paperwork has consumed me and one of my besties is about to say 'I do.' 

I have been working at said current hospital for four years, since getting out of nursing school. I've worked the evening shift, followed by the day shift. If  you didn't know already I work as a nurse in the operating room. Although I don't want to be a nurse for the rest of my life, it's a really cool job and sometimes it's easy to forget that. I wish I could say I was leaving to do something design related but alas, I'll keep on dreaming!

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Many people don't know about travel nursing. It's where a nurse works for many agencies and has jobs from all over the country to choose from. I can basically work anywhere, pick my own schedule to an extent, take little or no call, and make more money. Money is something we really need right now. We are struggling with debt and having a little leftover at the end of the month is not going to cut it anymore. We are very excited and motivated to move forward with our lives. 

In the beginning I plan on working 3 twelves, not too far from home, and coming home for a four day weekend. Once we fix a few things we hope to sell the house and have Oscar and all our fur babies travel along with me. 

What does that mean for this blog? I honestly don't know. I do know that I don't want to stop but may be forced to change my direction and focus. My heart will always be with design but I might just have to center on other subjects like a lifestyle blog. Who knows. And for once, I'm okay with the unknown. Don't get me wrong, I'm downright nervous but after much debate we're positive that this is the change in our life. This is the push in the right direction of a very different life we are craving. 

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As things change around here I hope that you can be understanding and flexible but I know I'll lose readers as time goes on and I hope to gain others. This blog will be less of a priority and traveling [whilst getting my life together] will take center stage. I can't wait to share things though and hope you don't mind :)

9 comments:

  1. Sounds exciting. I've heard wonderful things about travel nursing when it fits into your life goals! Good luck with the transition.

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  2. Wow, Caroline, so many changes! I am excited for you and very imnpressed that you are willing to take the leap into a new life. I look forward to keeping up with your adventures on your blog and wish you the best of luck!

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    1. Thanks Brit! I'm hoping it all falls into place!

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  3. good for you, love! it's always hard making big changes! but, as long as you're following your heart, you can't go wrong. congrats to you & good luck. i know it will be great.

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    1. Thank you Becky. You looked fantastic on IG by the way!

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  4. I'm so excited for you! That would be so neat to have your family traveling with you! I'm only an email away if you ever need anything - I'm happy to support!

    Congrats Caroline!!!

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    1. Thanks so much jenn! Ill take you up on that since I'm a ball of stress right now ;)

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  5. Good luck with all that you do! That is the great part about nursing...there is so much variety!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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