Quote from TheCommuter
2012 is not quite over, so I don't want to speak too soon. . .
However, the year has treated me not too bad. I have a job during a time period when millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed. I don't live from paycheck to paycheck. I can eat whatever I want without having to choose between the rent or groceries.
I've been in somewhat of a funk lately and feel a lack of motivation to do simple things such as exercise or clean my house. However, I realize I cannot wait around for motivation. I've simply gotta suck up the discomfort and just do it.
I'm hoping 2013 is filled with good health, safety, prosperity, and dreams that come true.
I too, felt that funk just three years into my pharmacy tech job(s). I exceeded well in both, I made good pay on both jobs (I busted my butt doing it too!) and I had a nice lifestyle going on as a single woman in her late 20's. Not to mention, I had wonderful coworkers who I always had the opportunity to learn from...that included my nursing coworkers.
That's when I realized, I wanted to be motivated and it hit me...the only way I could get motivated was to go back to school and become what I realized what I wanted to become...a nurse! I am just so sorry it took me so long to realize it! I did not want to sit on a waiting list either...I wanted to do it here and now so I can become one as soon as possible. It might cost a bit more...but hey, I can take care of it, I did save a good chunk of money from my last two jobs.
Of course, a long the way, I had my ups and downs...the downside was, I had to leave the two jobs that I love so I could concentrate on school. That meant not seeing my friends at work as often. I also had to depart from my wonderful apartment and lifestyle.
On the up side however, I was given the opportunity to move back in with my mom and her husband. They opened a room for me so I will have a roof over my head and not have to worry about paying rent. We have our scuffles at times, especially with her husband, since we don't see eye to eye on many things (in many ways, he still thinks I am a kid, since he is very old fashioned that way), however, we've managed to smooth things out. After all, after this semester coming up, I will be too busy with clinicals to even worry about such little things...!
2012 has been overall, kind to me, compared to the many other years. I have made new friends, made new accomplishments, and my motivation has been renewed. Because I strive with all my heart to be a RN! Like the many awesome RN's I have had the pleasure of chatting with on this forum.
May the new year bring everyone wonderful things their way. And to you The Commuter, I too hope it brings you "good health, safety, prosperity, and dreams that come true".