I have been home since LPN graduation, so for almost 2 years now. (was pregnant at graduation) Since I have had a 3rd child (other 2 are older) I guess things have changed for me. I had been thinking of doing pre-entry toward the RN program. I even signed up for an online class. Now, a dental assisting job came up in the paper and I just feel like it would be prefect for me and for my life right now. Monday through Thursday 8 - 5, good pay, good benefits, Fri, Sat, Sun off. I guess the most important thing for me job-wise is that I work with people, with a balance of technical skills. Having every Fri - Sun off would be wonderful for our family. And being home in time to fix dinner and be around evenings and nights, and able to be involved with the kid's activities, would be awesome. I am not going to find that as a nurse around here.
The one drawback is that my 14 month old will have to go to daycare. I know she will be fine, but I think I have realized finally that this is a life change and there will be a grieving process with it for me. I think that is why I have spent so much time confused and second guessing myself. I get so excited at the thought of applying for a job, then I go downhill and talk myself out of it. Instead of seeing those feelings as part of the process and working through them, I change my mind and avoid them instead. So I know that IF I even get the job, there will be an adjustment period....but I think that after that, I will be glad that I did it. Anyway, if anyone has any experience to share about making it through change, I would sure like to hear it! Thanks for letting me ramble. Love, Jenn ~ a little less confused today!