I feel like I am always evolving- from changing career paths, to moving cities, to getting married on a whim, to changing cities again, even to Richard quitting his stable job to be a CrossFit trainer. The last several years have been full of change, and, as much as it scares me, it’s been exciting.
Now I’m on the brink of another change, perhaps one bigger than the others. It’s something I’ve thought about for years and seriously looked into for several months. We’ve crunched the numbers (and realized we’ll be poor for a long while), talked to some amazing people in the field, filed the paperwork and, finally, told the people who needed to be told first.
I’m leaving my job and going back to school for nursing!
Nursing is something I’ve looked into years but never been in the position to pursue. I was more interested in the career change after my accident. The nurses in the hospital and who came to me for home health made all the difference. They brought light to the situation and were the best communicators when I was upset or confused. I’ll never forget those nurses and have even kept in touch with one!
The final decision really came from goals. Nursing is nowhere on my goal list, but as Richard and I sat down to talk about where our life is and where we wanted to go (kids, finances, travel), we knew there needed to be change. And there my opportunity began.
For the details… I’m leaving lululemon in August to take a full semester of the last of my prerequisites. Then in January I’ll apply for the competitive, fast-paced Accelerated BSN program at University of Central Florida. If all goes as planned, I’ll graduate summer of 2014.
I’ve been quiet on the blog because I haven’t been able to share what i’m up to. I felt inauthentic being so excited about this big change but having to keep it under wraps. I wanted to solidify my plans more and tell work first. Now it’s out and I can share how scary and exciting this journey will be along the way!
“Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.”
— Robert Hastings
What life change are you most proud of?