The moment I realized that all would be well with our move to AZ was the minute I had the interview at the hospital I currently work at.
I didn’t love my other hospital. It wasn’t my co-workers, it was the management and I wasn’t too sad to leave. But I was sad to leave the flexibility and familiarity.
Flash forward 16 months later, or so… and no one is a big fan of our job right now. The whole corporation is really in flux, and personally on our unit we’re doing 150% of what we were doing just 3 or 4 months ago. We just don’t have the staff or the patience for it at this point.
I personally even wonder if I can keep working there at certain moments in time….
But the truth is I have a great job and we have (in general) great patients who make great parents. I have amazing co-workers and we have great educators who have taught me a lot in the few months I’ve been there.
I know we’re all suffering, and somehow that makes it better.
Either way instead of worrying that my work is going to be overwhelming for the rest of all time, I can be grateful for where I work and how it benefits me, and not just in my bi-weekly paycheck.