Yesterday was my last day of work. I will be starting CRNA school in January and am taking the time between now and then to relocate, get settled, and spend a little bit of time with my family before the grueling life of a SRNA begins.
After being excited about that final day, I almost had a breakdown after clocking out yesterday. I'm moving, going to be living with someone I don't really know, I won't have an income for the next 2.5 years, I'm going into debt with loans, my relationship is questionable d/t relocation, and I'm starting a highly challenging program all at the same time.
So my question is - has anyone else had this "freak-out" moment? And how did you get over it? It seems that no one can really understand where I'm coming from so I'm here hoping I'm not alone in this.
Any input/advice is much appreciated!!!
Nov 24, '07
Welcome to anesthesia.
I quit my job, moved my wife/child 1500 miles away from our support system, Have not worked since july and had a couple of "freak outs" since school started. I know that nearly everyone had some jitters at least. You are not alone and know that there are others that are probably even more unsure of thier decision- (see the Wolford thread.)
Enjoy the time with your family and exploring the area around the school, you will probably never see it or them again once school starts
Advice for getting over "freak outs"- Suit up, show up, and play. Every day will present it's own problems, so just deal with that day and above all- Stay focused on the goal: changing SRNA to CRNA.
Last edit by ready4crna? on Nov 24, '07