I just finished my first week in my new surgery position. I left a med/surg unit after 5 1/2 years as an RN, total of 9 years on the unit (started there as a CNA). We moved to a new hospital in May, and the morale of the unit has gone downhill. Staff isn't happy with the layout of the unit; concerns are not taken seriously; and I was tired of trying to take care of too many sick people at one time, on top of having to worry about phase II surgical pts. Life is so much better!!!!! It was very hard to take the leap into the unknown, but soooo worth it. There is a lot to learn in the OR, but it sure is interesting. My new coworkers are so helpful, and hey, I don't mind taking call every 5th weekend or so, instead of working every other weekend! I have more energy (even though I'm working full time for orientation and I usually work part time); my attitude is very positive, and finally, the weight is off my shoulders. Yes, change is good!!