thanks everyone for your lovely thoughts today.
i will take your insights to heart. one unique challenge i believe stay home moms have is in the area of social interaction, obviously, since friends around us are busy with their own jobs. that's my challenge anyway. i try to be in touch with my friends as much as can be possible even by phone but most of the time they are unavailable or the timing is off for most of them. i have friends in my church community who i interact with but they are not nurses. so i'm glad to have found this community and finally can speak our kind of language.
i am interested in the following topics that i will be seeking out advice and thoughts and ideas from fellow nurses as i read through the forums.
1.transitioning back to work from home after 10 years of being away from it, nuts and bolts
2.where to find good refresher courses in my area or online
3. whether to take non hospital job first and incrementally move up from there
4. my dream jobs: informatics, teaching, ur , and believe me they have go to be dream jobs for me as they are so remotely unreachable from where i'm sitting on.but because i know my strengths and and weak points i tend to gravitate on what i really like to do. i love to talk and share ideas one on one or in front of a group, i also love to listen to others' ideas, intrinsically love problem solving, like "there must be a way to solve anything other than the usual" "thinking outside the box" love computers, and ultimately just a plain desire to help others find solace from their challenges, a trait so unique and ingrained in every nurse from day one.
take care and again thanks for taking your time to share your precious thoughts to me. makes my day.