I've been an R.N. for 25yrs. I got out in 2014 due to "burnout", all at my own doing pretty much. I was very curious & excited with my new autonomy, so I wasn't about to be "stuck" in one job the rest of my days, there were way too many opportunities to learn and experience! So, I tried my hand at everything from ICU, Mental Health, HomeCare, Occupational, Circulator, Hospice, Rehab, Sub Abuse, Outpatient, Travel & Corrections, oh yeah even a Deaf School...you name it, I grabbed it!. I always had a fulltime and a per diem position. Guess I lived my career hard and fast. So, today I have chosen to cut my income and stress level in half, change my whole lifestyle, and am working in "Retail Sales". I've been out of the field FT for 3 years. Have tried my hand at a couple of per diem nursing positions while working FT in sales, and have not stuck with them. But today, I have a possible opportunity to return FT to a company and position that I worked before in 1997. Throughout these 17 years after leaving this job, I've often said, "I should've stayed and retired from there". I'd have great hours, decent pay, work that is not high on the "stress level" scale, it's what I've been trained and degree'd in and I can contribute to a retirement plan where the company doubles my contribution. I have an interview next week. Problem is...I've become accustomed to a "NO STRESS" job that is fun, not demanding or risky of litigation, decent hours and pay with no politics. Finally, after 25 years, I'm am calm and happy, never tired of my job. Could use a few extra bucks but without it I'm fine. I'm really struggling with this as I am nearing the end of my career, nearly 60 yo. and it really IS difficult to get hired, even to get an interview for that matter. Seasoned professionals, I'd appreciate your input.