How I'm going to simplify my life
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Registered User Goodwin17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    North Alabama
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,051
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    16

    Red face How I'm going to simplify my life

    Maybe this isn't truly a simplification as it is a revision of my life.  I've decided to quit my job at the hospital and decided to work on call weekends as a hospice nurse.  Instead of taking care of 6 or 7 people at one time, I can focus my energies on one family.  I think my own call in nursing is to help people as thoughly as I can, and I cannot do that in the hospital.  This is one reason I'm going to graduate school (because I want to help people as best I can and one at a time).  I'm trying to simplify myself by spending less money, because I'll have less with this new job.  Anyway for now that is what I'm doing with my life. 

  2. #2
    Registered User PrairieRose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    14,689
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    32

    Default

    I hope this makes things simpler for you Heather. Sometimes it takes something drastic to help us take control.....

    ~48 yr. old sahw, livin' it up in our empty nest, smack dab in the middle of everywhere.~

    *We're debt freeeeeeeee! (including the house)*



  3. #3
    Registered User Missy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    15,626
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    good for you! taking control like this is a big step. I wish you all the best with your new direction, and I look forward to many more posts as your journey follows your simpler path
    ~~ Missy ~~

    Planting and raising an urban homestead in the middle of Downtown big city right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains!

    Zone 5 Colorado Springs, CO USA

  4. #4
    Registered User forestdale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Age
    66
    Posts
    6,462
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    I wish you the best on your way to a simple life. You're going about it the right way with making sure you're working in the way you want to work. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses along the way. It makes a big difference to how you feel about things and you'll be able to present a calm persona to your patients.

    Let us know how your journey goes and update us as you progress.

  5. #5
    Master Dollar Stretcher aka JuliaBob Julia Kimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Age
    64
    Posts
    6,026
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    I wish you lots of success in your new way of life Heather.
    Julia

  6. #6
    Master Dollar Stretcher dz_blonde_girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Age
    51
    Posts
    4,215
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Good for you! I LOVED Hospice nursing! The short time I worked in the hospital they had me taking care of 10 or 11 people at once! That's just not possible so I quit. There's nothing like hospice. I know you're going to love it too!

  7. #7
    Super Moderator Darlene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    27,948
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    64

    Default

    Good for you Heather! Follow your heart and the rest will fall into place. Please keep us updated & if you need some cheering on, you know where to find us.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    23,290
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    43

    Default

    Heather when you follow your heart, nothing can go wrong. I think its a wonderful way to begin to simplify your life.

    Can't wait to hear how it all works out.

  9. #9
    Heather Bob
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,312
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Good for you, we must follow our hearts!

  10. #10
    Master Dollar Stretcher
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    51
    Posts
    11,481
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Good for you!!!! It sounds like you know your calling in life and are following it.

  11. #11
    Margery Bob canadian gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kamloops in the central desert area of BC
    Posts
    5,360
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    way to go!!!! I understand, and agree.

  12. #12
    Registered User SewCrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Age
    54
    Posts
    15,917
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    WTG Heather!

  13. #13
    Registered User ScrapMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Ventura County, Ca
    Age
    38
    Posts
    848
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Good for you! Enjoy your new change.

  14. #14
    Registered User Goodwin17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    North Alabama
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,051
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Thanks everyone for the awesome support. Last Monday I put in my two week notice at the hospital. I worked this weekend, and it was hectic as always. It reminds me of why I am doing this. My nurse manager called me today, and I told her why I was leaving, and it was a very positive for a resignation. I have been a little worried because this hospice company is just starting up, and I am afraid I won't have much work for now, so I put in an application at a home health agency today. A lady at the hospital works for them too, and she loves it. I should hear from them later this week. I will be doing just one or two weekends a month with home health and two weekends a month with hospice. I'm so excited that this process is starting.

Similar Threads

  1. Tips to simplify a mom's life
    By andrew's mom in forum Simple Living
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-24-2009, 07:07 PM
  2. 8 Ways to Simplify your Life
    By baxjul in forum Simple Living
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-27-2006, 02:03 AM
  3. What are you doing to Simplify your life?
    By Englishlady in forum General Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 07-08-2006, 01:24 PM
  4. Have you done anything lately to simplify your life?
    By homesteadmamma in forum Simple Living
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-08-2005, 06:21 AM
  5. What did you do to simplify your life today??
    By kimmee in forum Simple Living
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-30-2004, 05:34 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •