Hello people! I've been gone for quite some time. Did you miss me? I missed you, too! hehe. Anyway, it's Labor Day so NO WORK today! Wiiiiiih. I finally had the chance to go online and update this blog.
Ooopps, I haven't informed you yet that I got the job I applied to two months after the last. For those who are not aware, feel free to hover your cursor HERE, click and read the post! Thanks in advance to those who'll congratulate me! :)
Anyway, if ever you're wondering why I titled this post as 'Goodnight, Nursing.', it's because the job I have now is somehow not related to my profession. I now work as Philhealth CARES, or Customer's Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff. My main duty is to disseminate information to Philhealth members and to encourage non-members to become a member. I am assigned in the hospital, so, the environment is quite the same, except that I no longer work as a nurse. In other words, I am saying goodnight to my nursing career. I believe there is still a morning waiting for my profession. May Bukas Pa. lols :p
SAY GOODNIGHT; not goodbye, SO IT'S NOT YET OVER. Arte. hehe :p
I admit that I had second thoughts about this job. I was hesitant to leave nursing even for a while 'coz I fear of forgetting what being a nurse is all about. However, the forces that pushed me to grab the job are too strong that saying NO is no longer an option. First, the salary is quite good. Of course, we work to earn, right? We have to help our parents to put food on the table. We have to pay water and electric bills. We have to buy stuffs we need to live. Second, I thought I no longer have to work on a shifting schedule. If you are an avid reader of this blog [hehehe], you probably know what I've been through when I was still working in the hospital. Third, I am one of the lucky 600 applicants who was chosen out of 23,000 others who applied online for the job, not to mention those who directly applied to Philhealth's office. God must've really wanted me to take this shot.
In this life, we are bound to make choices; grab or let go? There are times when we'll get confused; should you hold on or it's better for you to let go? No matter how hard the decision you have to make is, consider where you'll be happy. Weigh things and choose which you think is best not only for yourself but also for the people around you. You are not an island. You are part of a consistently changing environment wherein what you do affects others too. All I'm saying is, take chances. This is what I just did in choosing to have this job rather than forever waiting for a nursing career. I have to take a pause, explore other things, learn and grow.
Have a nice month ahead! :)