I'm in a situation, that I don't know which direction to take, but know I need to make a decision soon. My present assignment ends in one month, and really don't want to take another one here.
I'm an LPN who a great deal of experience in Critical Care, and many different areas of nursing. I have a great desire to become a PA, and feel I need to return to a state that would allow me to do more than I can here in Washington state.
Here lies my problem. I have met someone here in Wa., that I love dearly, but who isn't very open to relocating from this area. His parent who are getting on in age, live on the eastern side, and his daughter is in school here at UW going into her junior year. His ex is remarried, and his daughter is very independent, and real go getter. She has with an older lady, started her own business.
We have been together now for 1 1/2yrs, and get along very well. He works for the tribe, and telecommutes for Microsoft, but both jobs are playing out after 10yrs. He also teaches at two colleges part-time, and has now received the ok to take his course online in 2002. He has his Masters from UW in English, History, and is a Writer with a book he is trying to get published.
I don't want to leave him, and the relationship, but I feel like I'm drowing here! I love the area, just not the work!
I can get an assignment in either Texas, or SC where I have a standing invitation to return to units I have previously worked as a Travel Nurse. I have also been offered a position as a recruiter for an agency, that would allow me to work from home. But it would take time to start making steady money, until I had obtained a sufficient amount of recruits.
What would you do? I need some real feedback here, and would appreaciate any thoughtful response.
Thanks in advance!