if you had a chance to do it all over again - page 3

I was in live discussion and had an interesting convo with some in which suggested ideas of what they would do if they had a chance to start over again. What would be your choices? Possibly other... Read More

  1. by   dale mutter
    i would do it all over again, in a second.My daughter is now an RN, working on the same unit as I am.Im so proud, Im bursting!!!
  2. by   lisadavis
    daughter working with you. that is too cool!!! "way to go!" to both of you!!!
  3. by   mattsmom81
    Interesting question this--- 20 20 hindsite at it's best...LOL!

    We all find our own paths.. ..Only the future is ours to make. The past is done....

    But if only I knew then what I know now.... (impossible)

    Micro you're rubbin' off on me sho 'nuff...haha!
  4. by   live4today
    Originally posted by st4304
    Deep, deep down I wish I was a carpenter. I would just love to create and make beautiful wood furniture. AND take my time to make my creation, too. Sanding, staining, varnishing. No one demanding this and that from me. No short staffing. No unwanted overtime. No arrogant, condescending doctors. Maybe after I get a couple of kids through college, I can pursue this dream. But for now, gotta pay the bills...

    BUT WAIT A MINUTE, I just got this thought in my head . . . a AAA fresh from surgery...intubated, several lines of IV tubing to untangle with gtts to titrate, chest tubes, stat orders that need done NOW, . . .patient's starting to get a little hypotensive . . . starting to get unstable. . .THIS PATIENT NEEDS ME AND NEEDS ME NOW!!! The adrenalin is starting to flow. . .MAN OH MAN, I love nursing!! Okay, okay. I love nursing. Have always done it. Will always do it. I admit that I am a code junkie. I love my patients (well, most of them anyway.) I know that if I wasn't a nurse anymore, there would be someone else that would be giving my patients excellent nursing care, but I would really miss it. I am not a Polly Anna about nursing, but for all the bad that goes with it, there are always those moments that make it truly the best profession on the face of the Earth. Am I right?

    Besides, there's not much of a "rush" with carpentry, huh? Oh, well. Maybe, I could be a carpenter on my days off, ya think?
    Hi Sherri, I always wanted to be a furniture maker too. I can smell the fresh scent from the wood now.... Maybe one day I will make something that someone else will want to buy. Never know. I'm only 50, and just getting started with me life since the kiddies are now grown and raising families of their own.
  5. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of Texas

    Ive done this so long now, I never even think of what I might have done differently. Ive been there, seen, that, done that. Thats who I am. Cant even begin to imagine anything different

    keep it in the short grass yall