Hello, everyone! I've been a long time reader of allnurses.com but this is my first time posting. I'm looking for advice/suggestions. Here's my story:
About three weeks ago I graduated from an ASN program in Indiana, and I'm looking to take NCLEX within 1-2 weeks (still waiting for my authorization to test). I'm a single, 33-year-old guy with no kids whose lifelong dream has been to live in the Seattle area (anywhere from Tacoma to Bellingham), and I feel I'm now in a unique position to finally make the move. Some of my friends and family think I'm crazy to make such a move without first visiting the area and lining things up, but here's my side: My entire life I've been a better-safe-than-sorry individual, afraid to take any risk without first knowing all the potential consequences and benefits. And I'm afraid if I find a job here in Indiana, I'll be stuck here. My greatest fear is looking back at my life and regretting I played it safe and ditched my dream.
So what do you think? With the job market being what it is, am I setting myself up for failure? I feel as if I'm looking for someone to give me a reason to stay
rather than go. ANY comments are appreciated!