I am wondering how many of you are serious about a sport or hobby that requires daily participation and weekend or day long competition or attendance to other relevant events?
I am into riding reining horses, which is something I've done for 20+ years, and it requires about 3 hrs per day to keep my horses conditioned and trained, plus I try to go for a lesson or two at least once a month. Shows are seasonal from May to October and require a 2-4 day commitment. I have a goal to compete at a national level.
Do any of you compete in a sport, participate in a hobby such as this, and if so how do you balance it with the demands of your nursing career?
Do you find managers are receptive when you request time off to attend events?