I’ve had a lot of people asking me how it’s been going back to work.
In short, it’s been awesome and challenging at the same time for a few reasons. My body is still recovering from surgery. It’s healing much slower than it did when I had the same surgery on my right hip in 2015. 13 hour shifts leave me in a good deal of pain (on top of already having chronic pain) by the end of the day/next morning. I know this pace isn’t sustainable for my body forever.
But, for my spirit? Holy crap it is SO GOOD to be back! I legitimately love my job. The days leave me tired by content.
I think the hardest part right now is that I started online classes last month too. I’m getting my School Nurse Certification to eventually slide over into a more sustainable nursing position. Between working full time, school/homework, parenting two kids, and chronic illness/doctors appointments, I have very little time & energy for anything else. But it’s all an investment for things to be a little simpler in the near future 🤞🏻
SO, all that to say, life is good, hard, full, challenging, and rewarding all at the same time. I’m sure many of you can relate 🤍