Quote from Been there,done that
I did agency and travel nursing into my 60's, then learned the insurance side of it.
We know the tricks. We just have to prove ourselves ... each time we have to apply them in a new setting.
I think getting out of your comfort zone keeps you young.
Quote from Davey Do
I'm kind of content in being a complacent stick-in-the-mud.
Your username says it all, BTDT! Agency and travel Nursing threw you into new waters and you had to be a Mystic and swim in the waters where others would have drowned. Now you are buoyed on by all that you learned and experienced. What a place to be!
One of the biggest anxiety-provoking thoughts for me, in starting a new job, was the fear of being a fish on the sand. Flopping around and finding the waters was going to be a struggle and I knew that.
It seems to me, generally speaking, that Women tend to be be the hardier of the genders. I work with two Nurses, both 70 years of age,who are exceptional. One of them suffered a heart attack, went into cardiac arrest, was revived, and returned to work several weeks later. After she came back to work, I saw her and said, "Geez! The least you could do is look pale or something!" I merely had a bicycle mishap several months ago and still feel stoved up at times!
Belinda is soon to be (almost as old as I am) and is looking forward to her new position with excitement. I, on the other hand, feel like that old dog that does not look forward to doing known tricks in a new place.
All I want is things to get better yet stay the same. Is that too much to ask?