prəˈgreSHən/ noun

a movement or development toward a destination or a more advanced state, especially gradually or in stages.

I just realized it’s been two months since my last post.  Wow does time fly!  I finished my “new grad” training and am on to working as a real life nurse.  I’m adjusting to the night shift and 5p-5:30a is much easier than 7p-7:30a – the shift I worked at my ICU job.  I can make it through the night without feeling delusional.  Acute care isn’t my favorite but I’m gaining a lot of beneficial experience and the team I work with is superb.

I also started a new PRN (minimum 6 shifts a month) position as a mental health nurse on the 2nd of April.  I’ve finished orientation and several training shifts and I’m just about on my own.   I have mostly spent time in an alcohol/chemical dependency unit and I really enjoy it.  The facility I work at specializes in alcohol/chemical dependency, suicide, mood disorders and adolescent & adult short term depressive/bipolar/psychosis treatment.  I find that I am constantly learning new things about my nursing interests while at my second job.  I have begun looking into online Master of Science in Nursing programs with a potential Psych Nurse Practitioner focus.

In other news (and the most exciting news!!!), I am moving in just a few weeks!!  My lease ends in Denver on the 31st so I am packing up and heading West.  I found a 1 bedroom apartment with a stunning mountain view right out my balcony.  I can’t wait to move in 🙂  I’ll be moving 40 minutes from where I live now to a town just east of Boulder, Colorado.  I’m excited to be in an all new location surrounded by everything I want and need in a perfect Pleasantville type setting with the mountains as my back drop.  I will be 3 minutes away from my mental health job.  Downside: I will also be 40 minutes from Andrew.  Time will tell how we both handle that.

Along with working and an upcoming move, life is progressing. I finally feel career satisfaction and who knew that could completely revamp one’s life 🙂

Sorry this was so boring…. more fun stuff to come tomorrow 🙂

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