Relocating to begin career. Anyone else?

  1. My pinning is in three days and I get cut loose completely next week. Thursday I hit the road from south Florida to my new home in Pittsburgh. I think I've got my ducks pretty well lined up in a row. Job? check. I start Jan. 23. House? check. Got my little house on a hill. No furniture yet though. Just coming up with what's in my car. Car? check. Got a brand new set of new tires all the way around. Train tickets in hand? check. Got one for me and one for the car on the auto train.

    So everything will be new. Trading in sandy beaches for snow covered hills and my student nurse handle for nurse. There will be a white Christmas for this Florida girl in all likelihood. Now... how do you drive on the stuff?

    All kidding aside, I'm excited, scared, stressed and happy. I doubt that I'm alone. So grads, who else is leaving and how are you handling it?
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   SkateBetty
    I'm so excited for you Kathy, congratulations on your achievement. I was thinking about you the other day, getting ready to turn a big corner, and I wish my family were packing our bags too! Stay online when you get to Pittsburgh, so we can hear how things turn out, and good luck in your next chapter.

    Wendy
  4. by   wonderbee
    Am I the only one on these boards to be relocating this winter??? Talk about feeling alone... :stone

    Thanks Wendy for caring. I know you too will be going when you get your chance.
    Last edit by wonderbee on Dec 15, '05
  5. by   hdorsey
    Congrats on your pinning today! I graduate in Dec '06 & I plan to hit the road about 3 months after. Good luck.
  6. by   pa*rn
    Congrats on your pinning....have fun!! I am in PA and was SUPPOSED to go to pinning tonight but it was cancelled due to.....you guessed it, SNOW!!! Driving in snow isn't too bad (4WD is essential) it's the ice that gets a bit tricky.

    Good Luck!!! Have a safe trip.
  7. by   bigmona
    i'm relocating too, just don't know where yet. my fiance is looking for jobs, and as soon as he finds something then we'll move. you seem like you're all set to start this new chapter in your life! best of luck
  8. by   wonderbee
    Quote from pa*rn
    Congrats on your pinning....have fun!! I am in PA and was SUPPOSED to go to pinning tonight but it was cancelled due to.....you guessed it, SNOW!!! Driving in snow isn't too bad (4WD is essential) it's the ice that gets a bit tricky.

    Good Luck!!! Have a safe trip.
    Awwww sorry to hear about your pinning! Hope you find some other way to celebrate.
  9. by   SkateBetty
    Kathy, look for a PM!

    Wendy
  10. by   GrnHonu99
    good luck!

    I am grad. this summer and as soon as i'm done i'm moving back to Columbus, Ohio. Been there before but going back so that my fiencee can finish his degree there. Ah well atleast i'll have freinds there!
  11. by   Diva Nurse Dani
    Hey...I graduate May 20, 2006 and considered moving to another state to start fresh...maybe I'll stay tuned to see if I can be one of the brave ones
  12. by   twinmommy+2
    I'm right there with you but I'm not relocating that far, just about 70 miles away into West Virginia. The people are so nice there compared to Washington DC and the house is great. I have interviews set up for next friday if this baby can stay inside for another week. If not then I guess I have to postpone but babies wait for no one right?

    So what made you choose Pittsburg?
  13. by   NuttyRN 2bee
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    My pinning is in three days and I get cut loose completely next week. Thursday I hit the road from south Florida to my new home in Pittsburgh. I think I've got my ducks pretty well lined up in a row. Job? check. I start Jan. 23. House? check. Got my little house on a hill. No furniture yet though. Just coming up with what's in my car. Car? check. Got a brand new set of new tires all the way around. Train tickets in hand? check. Got one for me and one for the car on the auto train.

    So everything will be new. Trading in sandy beaches for snow covered hills and my student nurse handle for nurse. There will be a white Christmas for this Florida girl in all likelihood. Now... how do you drive on the stuff?

    All kidding aside, I'm excited, scared, stressed and happy. I doubt that I'm alone. So grads, who else is leaving and how are you handling it?
    :hatparty: Congrats on the pinning.....Sounds like you have everything under control. New begginings are so exciting. I am also relocating to start my career. I am moving back to Florida where I am originally from, I was In Puerto Rico studying, you guessed it.....Nursing. Just finished now in Dec.I start my new job in a Ft. lauderdale Hospital on 2/20/06. Bought a new car and rented an apartment, purchased my airline tickets for my son my dogs and myself my husband and oldest son will follow shortly. Yup I am sooooooo scared and very excited, stressed oh yea did I mention scared.
  14. by   TheCommuter
    I completed school in Oct. 2005 and moved from southern California to north Texas in November 2005 to begin my career.

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