I'm in a rut and a lil depressed about it. I have been a nurse for 3 years and I"m pretty burned out already. I've only worked Medical and I know there are other areas to work in, but I am scared to death of places like ICU, ED, etc. And I'm so sick of Med/Surg, having so many patients and running around like crazy all day, lucky to get a lunch break. I'm also sick of working every other Friday....and then every other weekend. Since I work the night shift, and since we are mandated to work every other Friday if we are off that weekend, I don't get off until MY Saturday morning ....and then I go home and sleep most of the day and never get to enjoy my Saturday to myself. Uggh. I'm also a lil depressed because the older I get, the more I realize I want to spend weekends with my family and not work. I also want normal working hours M-F. I treid getting 8-hour shift at my job, but they said no. I also would like to settle down and get married/find a boyfriend/have a baby (I'm alsmost 31), but it seems like I don't have much ttime to tend to a personnal life with my long hours. I don't know very many people here (Chicago) and that makes it hard to meet ppl. I moved here for a guy last summer. It didn't work out. Now he wants to give it another go, and I do too b/c I love him, but I also miss my family and would like to be closer to them. But I do love him. So here are my options:Pro/Con - stay in Chicago and look for another job and work it out with the boy. Ideally a MD office. Con- I know I can't support myself here on a office job wage. Uggh.ORMove back to my hometown where cost of living is very cheap, get a job at a MD office, enjoy life. CON- I will have regrets and always wonder what if about the boy. Also, sometimes the idea of living in my small town makes me shudder. Boring. But here in Chi, I don't do anything anyway, so what's the difference?