Hi I too am new in this community

  1. I was researching something at the Nursing Spectrum site when the allnurses.com came up. I clicked with hesitancy and curiousity at the same time. The rest is history. since then I have been reading posts and realized how wonderful it is when human beings share successes and challenges to each other because they feel shared experiences and allegiance with each other.
    I, like others, can feel safe and mutual trust while exposing my mind and soul to everyone who are experiencing or have done so what I have gone through. I'm glad thankful and priviledged to be in your community of great human beings.
    Thanks for the sincere welcome from the staff of allnurses.com and all the members who take their time to welcome new members. You just don't know the blessing that it gives to those of us who might be feeling alone from time to time. Since I'm new perhaps you can ingulge me a bit of my background so I can share what is the main thread that binds us all together in this community.
    I came to this country from Asia 27 years ago with a BSN degree took the RN test passed and became an RN. Afterwards worked in the ER in a busy Chicago until 1995 just after that summer of heat wave that killed about 700 plus people. I quit because there came a time when the needs and care of my children became so difficult to juggle and balance with my work. They were growing up so fast with very little help from my husband and me combined someone had to give. My oldest is now in college on his way to law school and I have a middle school grader. Since then I have not come back to practice the career I still love and feel excited about and was very good at one time. Now I'm in a bind I feel. I like to find out is there life after being a stay at home RN MOM this far in my situation? That's why I feel I want to be connected back to you my fellow nurses so I can learn from your ideas and thoughts and most important of all from your hearts. I feel like I'm the only one I the world right now who is in this limbo of unproductiveness althogh my rational mind says otherwise. I'm so clueless now as what it would take to be someone in the middle of an ER trauma I could not even fathom how I did it? Silly what our finite mind can do, but it's so real. I was a CEN certified RN but now to me what did it mean really when I can't even remember how I started a 16 gauged IV countless times. Or was that really me? Those kinds of thought.
    Sorry for boring any of you who have read this far. But I felt the urge to vent. My apology.
    Love you all just because HE loved me first,
    Tasse
    Last edit by StayHomeMom on Oct 20, '05
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Tasse !


    Glad you felt this was a place to hang out... you won't regret it.

    There are many RN Moms here you can vent to and share thoughts with. Many are homeschooling their children and working part time.. some are considering quitting temporarily............

    I'm sure you'll find someone here to connect with !
  4. by   StayHomeMom
    Thanks Jnette, you're my first good friend in this community and I look forward to a few more.
    My head is twirling with all kinds of hopeful possiblities and whether any one of them may come to truition or not, for now just feeling the hope and kindness of friends makes the rest of my day.
    Tasse
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from stayhomemom
    i was researching something at the nursing spectrum site when the allnurses.com came up. i clicked with hesitancy and curiousity at the same time. the rest is history. since then i have been reading posts and realized how wonderful it is when human beings share successes and challenges to each other because they feel shared experiences and allegiance with each other.
    i, like others, can feel safe and mutual trust while exposing my mind and soul to everyone who are experiencing or have done so what i have gone through. i'm glad thankful and priviledged to be in your community of great human beings.
    thanks for the sincere welcome from the staff of allnurses.com and all the members who take their time to welcome new members. you just don't know the blessing that it gives to those of us who might be feeling alone from time to time. since i'm new perhaps you can ingulge me a bit of my background so i can share what is the main thread that binds us all together in this community.
    i came to this country from asia 27 years ago with a bsn degree took the rn test passed and became an rn. afterwards worked in the er in a busy chicago until 1995 just after that summer of heat wave that killed about 700 plus people. i quit because there came a time when the needs and care of my children became so difficult to juggle and balance with my work. they were growing up so fast with very little help from my husband and me combined someone had to give. my oldest is now in college on his way to law school and i have a middle school grader. since then i have not come back to practice the career i still love and feel excited about and was very good at one time. now i'm in a bind i feel. i like to find out is there life after being a stay at home rn mom this far in my situation? that's why i feel i want to be connected back to you my fellow nurses so i can learn from your ideas and thoughts and most important of all from your hearts. i feel like i'm the only one i the world right now who is in this limbo of unproductiveness althogh my rational mind says otherwise. i'm so clueless now as what it would take to be someone in the middle of an er trauma i could not even fathom how i did it? silly what our finite mind can do, but it's so real. i was a cen certified rn but now to me what did it mean really when i can't even remember how i started a 16 gauged iv countless times. or was that really me? those kinds of thought.
    sorry for boring any of you who have read this far. but i felt the urge to vent. my apology.
    love you all just because he loved me first,
    tasse
    hello, tasse,

    welcome to allnurses.com

    you are not alone. many of us have felt this in a similar way. just wondering if our identities have been lost in the shuffle of life. you can rediscover yourself. might take a little time, but, guess what? you have us here to help you. glad you found us. believe me, it wasn't by accident that you came across this site.......
  6. by   truern
    Welcome, Tasse

    I admire your dedication and love for your family....I'm sure they've benefited greatly, and in the end what's more important than family??

    Your compassion *shines* through your post...what a great addition to our allnurse family:angel2:
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  8. by   StayHomeMom
    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.
    tasse
    Last edit by StayHomeMom on Oct 21, '05

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