I've been a RN for 6 years, and before becoming a RN, I was an LPN for 5. I had the same job as an LPN for the entire five years, but after becoming a RN, I have majorly jumped jobs. A year here, 3 years traveling, a year there, a year traveling. Why, you ask? The BOYFRIEND. I followed my bf around, wherever his job landed, I followed. Even if we were split up, I would still follow him because I knew we would get back together. I loved him so much.
Looking back, yeah, totally dumb. We split up 3 months ago for good. There is absolutely no way we are getting back together, and even if we did, I am not going to move anywhere. I would like to get one of my old jobs back in my hometown, but I know they are going to ask why I only stayed put for 1 year *5 years ago*. I think about this a lot and I do believe that giving them the honest answer and the lessons I've learned is the best answer to give. And to ensure the manager that it won't happen again, I will probably include how I want roots, how I am looking forward to buying a house in the same neighborhood as the hospital, etc (which is true).