This IS the breakroom right? - page 2

It's been a long time and there are many new faces in here and many old friends that I haven't seen for a ....well, it's been too long. I'm really glad to see Aimee's name here as moderator. She is... Read More

  1. by   nursemary9

    welcome back!!! where in the world have you been???

    you've been missed!!
    we really do want the scoop!!

    mary ann
  2. by   RainDreamer
    Welcome back!!
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OH Rusty so glad to see you around!!! How the HECK HAVE YOU BEEN?
  4. by   donsterRN
    You've got a lot of people very happy to hear from you!

    Since we haven't met yet, I'll just say Hi.
  5. by   Beary-nice
    Hi there and regardless of what you hear or see....

    I'm just looney....

    Nice to meet you....
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    AHHH speak of the sun and we see it's ray's...Welcome back!!!
  7. by   JBudd
    Welcome back! Good to see another Enchanted Lander again
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    i was here when you snuck out...welcome back
  9. by   adrienurse
    Rusty in the best!

    Wow 3 teens now? That has to be fun!
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm not sure exactly what happened but one day I just couldn't take much of it anymore. I'm not sure what "it" is exactly but I just walked away from my computer, threw my wristwatch into my beside drawer and went outside.
    I had been growing disgruntled with nursing. Seems like I see pts less and had morphed into one of those paper pushing nurses (even when on the floor).
    Maybe it had something to do with being in my mid forties, maybe not but I was growing restless.
    The motorcycle helped and still does. I have taken many long rides cross country and nothing clears your mind and allows you to think like the wind in your hair and the sound of a strong V-Twin booming out of the pipes.
    I made a decision that I would work towards retiring from nursing. I investigated several small business ideas and finally started a ATV rental business. I knew it would take time but I have been in business for myself now since April of this year.
    I live in a great location for this and am the only person in the state who rents the 4-wheelers.
    I also give mountain tours.
    I'm still nursing 3 twelves a week (tue, wed and thurs) but still hope to retire from nursing by mid spring.
    Another factor may have been my wifes long hours as director of a non profit agency. We had not seen much of each other for a couple of years as our hours were hectic.
    She has since resigned her post and taken on an 8-5 position.

    I am feeling better now.
    Knowing that my business is taking off even better than I anticipated and being able to reconnect again with my wife and kids makes all the difference!
    And here I am on Allnurses again with a great welcome home.

  11. by   adrienurse
    Yeah, I'm actually on stress leave at the moment.I've been having a really hard time stomaching the fact that these demands that eat into our time (ie MDS, paperwork....) does nothing to actually impact the care of our charges. And then there's nobody to stick up for us when we have someone complaining about what isn't done at the bedside.........Sigh.

    Glad to hear you're pursuing something you love. I envy you your mountains.
  12. by   hlfpnt
    Welcome's nice to meet you!
  13. by   H ynnoD
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    It's been a long time and there are many new faces in here and many old friends that I haven't seen for a ....well, it's been too long.
    I'm really glad to see Aimee's name here as moderator. She is too cool isn't she?
    I have some tales to tell for sure but for now let me introduce myself.
    40-something, married with 3 teens. We live in the New Mexico Mts on a few acres. Life is now good.
    I hope to be visiting more.

    Welcome back Rusty,thought you fell off the face of the Earth.:spin: