There is Hope!!!!

  1. If you're not familiar with my story just read my posts. I don't get on here very often but wanted to come back and share my experience, strength, and hope! Quick rundown of my history first: IV drug user for 2 years - started in 2009 after the birth of my first child along with the death of my mother and husband getting laid off. I diverted from sharps boxes and eventually the PYXIS. I was caught in Sep 2011 and forced to resign. Entered detox, rehab, and aftercare. Turned myself in to NC BON, license held in abeyance, and started AP program. Drug testing to this day and will for 2 more years. Got a job shortly after at Sheetz. I went to the board twice and was turned down the first time to get my license back. Got my license back in Sep 2012. Looked whole heartedly for 1 year, filled out over 100 applications, and going to approximately 30 interviews. NO ONE would hire me. They would tell me, "We like you, want to hire you, but just can't. Come back when your license isn't restricted." (Considering I had to have a nursing job to get off restriction first, I thought it was impossible to ever work again). I decided to throw in the towel if I couldn't get a job by December 31, 2013. In November I got a voicemail from my old boss who had forced me to resign saying she had a job available if I was interested and she wanted to give me another chance. I couldn't call back fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Long story short - too late!- The BON approved this position and I will start as Chest Pain Center Accreditation Coordinator on January 20, 2014. I am so excited and know that all my effort was worth every second. Don't EVER give up!!!!! I didn't.
  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   tlcnurseconlin
    Congrats RNKellie.. Glad you didn't give up!
  4. by   Hadassah16
    RNKellie, Congrats and keep your head up. I will remember you in my prayers. Happy and Successful New Year to you.
  5. by   bebbercorn
    Thanks for sharing your story, I wish you all the best on your road to recovery
  6. by   nowayis
    You are proof. As long as there is breathe there is hope. From here on out no matter what happens it will remain so, for every one step back there will be two forward, maybe even a few leaps. Beautiful, amazing. Congratulations!
  7. by   morte
    oy, that ex boss must really see something in you he/she likes/values! good luck!
  8. by   ceebeejay
    Good to read. Hoping for continued success.
  9. by   kungpoopanda
    Good for you Kellie. All the best for the future.
  10. by   RNKellie51303
    TY everyone. I also wanted to thank you all on here. I had wonderful advice and made it through with your encouragement!!
  11. by   woobie8504
    That is an awesome story! Thank you for sharing!
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    Congratulations! I love happy endings.......and happier beginnings. Best of luck to you in your new position!
  13. by   CrazyCoconut
    Great story!! A mighty congratulations to you for hanging through it all!
  14. by   LadyLamp
    What a great way to kick off the New Year--congratulations!