:typing more power to you powernurse!
btw, hi i'm 2010futurern,
i totally agree with you and would like to partner with you in your endeavor. my screenname very much explains my point, intent and purpose, lol. the year 2010 is my year of salvation! i've grown beyond the taking orders, the being a good employee and doing as i'm told! lol actually, i've nothing against being or doing any of those, however...... the point is that i've grown. and as my 18 year old and even my 16 yo, seeks to express and impress upon me........ there comes a time in life, after you've birthed them, bathed them, fed them, taught them, warned them, scolded them and through it all loved them.... you let them go, you encourage them to go and grow.
i feel as if i'm a butterfly trapped in chrysalis form (pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon;
(an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult). that's me! trapped in an inactive stage of development, neither free to grow (in business, in life) nor am i free to just enjoy being in this stage of my life. i do enjoy enjoy life, yet there must be more to life, this life........
hey, it's not just, lol, mid life crisis, which it really isn't that......because really what came first, (the chicken---the desire to escape everyone's idea of who i am and can be, including my having bought into it......... or the (egg-- so called, "mid life crisis, where i feel so strongly that i am and i can!!!!! be more, do more, have more---ergo change into that beautiful butterfly/contented, expanding, growing, self aware and accomplished being---- that i see, feel, taste and can almost touch...........
i'm a bit wordy and something else, someone would gladly try to describe for me...... but the point is, it's not as others say or what others say...... i must choose to realize that i am the captain of this/my ship.......
not my employers, not my kids, not my friends, not any of these individually, but for all of them i give of myself, what they have requested/required, to the best of my ability. it's time now that i combine all this giving to others and give to myself.
want to let's see what "fearfully and wonderfully made" means? want to find out what 2 who are similar in many ways might device/create/accomplish might do together? i know, trust me i do, what the difficulties, impossibilites even, of trying to break out of a mold that others have placed you, yourself included prevents one from accomplishing. however, i wonder, what if................
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i am an rn who is planning to go into my own business. the only problem is that i have been talking and researching about it for such a long time.
yesterday i was thinking about the whole situation trying to come up with some rationales for why i haven't done it yet....
i decided that:
1) i don't know which avenue to take.... i am a 37 yr old widowed mom and have to support my family on my own so risk is a consideration now.
2) i would have liked a partner but no one is ever interested..... my sister is a month away from graduating an rn program, my mom a cna with many yrs experience, my best friend is an rn, my stepmother is an lpn.... yet no one is interested in being independent with me.... they think i am dreaming
3) that brings me to the fact that i wish i had more emotional support on the matter... when my husband was alive (he just passed away from cancer 1 yr ago) he was planning to go into business (dme) and encouraged me to "be all that i can be"
4) also, for me, b/c of my husband's passing, i have moved to be closer to my family until my son reaches college (he will be going to a 4 yr school in about 2 yrs) we have been here now for a few months but the area doesn't seem conducive to a nurse oriented business.
enough about me:
1> what i would like to know is if i am alone in my thoughts?
2> have you thought about going into your own "nursing" related business?
3> if so, what kind?
4> how long have you been thinking about it?
5> what are your hesitations?
6> have you done much research?
7> if so, where and on what?
8> would you be more apt to proceed with a partner or are you daring enough to do it on your own?
9> what type of business were you thinking about?
10> how serious are you about being independent?
just curious to see if i am alone here and to see if your responses can inspire and motivate