I Did Something New
Friday, December 17, 2010
Well, Monday was a snow day so I filled out an application on line for a job as an RN at a Mental Health Facility for teens and adults. They also have a substance abuse unit. 5 minutes after I hit submit, the phone rang and they wanted to schedule an interview. I almost fainted. This my first interview in 22 years!
I went to the interview on Wednesday. I felt so good after the interview. They offered me more money than I expected, 3 weeks vacation, good benefits, and a choice of hours and positions. They called on Thursday and I have an appointment on Monday to go in and sign papers and schedule a doctors appointment and training/orientation.
I am thrilled.
I haven't worked outside my home for 21 years. I just thought I might have to take a refresher course at the college . I was convinced I was not really going to get a job. I am 53 years old and competing with all the young nurses! My references are friends I have worked with at the home school association and they are my friends, too. How silly! That is a little less than professional but all my supervisors are dead except the one who has Alzheimer's. The two hospitals I worked at before are closed or merged.
So, where did all this confidence come from? Well, thanks Spark People and all my Sparkie Friends! I feel so much more confident and walk with my head held high. I am sure the cute clothes help, too! I look like I have energy! In fact, I feel younger every day. The exercise and healthy food, the spark teams and friends, the daily goals, all have helped to change my life. Thanks a million.
I start after the first of the year so I have all the holidays free! Merry Christmas!