Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How much is too much?

**warning: rambling to follow**

have an aunt who whenever she poured anything for you she would say "Say when." My aunt would say "say when" and of course, we never did. We don't say when because there's something about the possibility of more. More tequila, more love, more anything. More is better. -Meredith Grey

This quote definitely applies to me and my life right now.  I feel that I have recently started lots of new "ventures" and I pray that I am able to juggle all of them and my personal life without difficulty. 

One of the reasons I decided to be a nurse was because I liked the idea of having numerous opportunities within the nursing field.  I am the type that likes to learn and expand my knowledge base.  My first job in nursing was in the area of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.  I LOVED it!! I would not have left if I had not been homesick and 3 hours away from home. When I moved back home I started working in a Pedicatric ICU, and I really do love it!  One common denominator is the fact that I work in Pediatrics,  I don't think that will ever change.   Working with children is my passion and definitely my calling! At the beginning of this year I signed up for a PRN job and just recently started actually working.  It is a home health type job in which I work with pediatric hemophiliac patients.  I have only had one day of working with this company, but I think I will really like it.   I will most likely work once a week for them.   On top of that, I have been working another PRN job.  I have been working for a local nursing agency helping out in a Pediatric GI lab.  I like this job a lot too.  It's different from what I do full-time.  Lately, I have been working one day a week in the GI lab to help out while another nurse is out on maternity leave.  Basically I will be working my full-time job, which is 4 days one week and 3 days another week, then I will work one day a week with each PRN job, so that means I will be working 6 days one week and 5 days another week.  What was I thinking?!  It's not because I'm in a monetary bind.  Maybe I'm addicted to work, just kidding!  Really though,  I think it's the idea of broadening my horizons and gaining as much knowledge as I can.  
As if I am not busy enough with working, I just recently decided to volunteer at our church and help teach the 4 year old Sunday school class every Sunday (including the weekends that I work!).  This is actually something I have always wanted to do.  Forever growing up I wanted to be a teacher and teach kindergarten or first grade. Then I went in to nursing and of course decided to work in pediatrics.   Once Jon and I started attending the Baptist church I told him that I would love to help out with the kiddos.  I never did pursue the idea.  This week I received a call from the Preschool Director at our church who was given my name by someone and felt I was called to help with the 4 year old Sunday school class.  I was so excited!  I talked to Jon about it and told him how I felt about it and then decided to do it.  I am a little nervous because I don't know what to expect.  I grew up Catholic so the Sunday school thing is a new experience for me, but I know that God will not lead me to something that I can not get through.  I pray that I will be the type of teacher/leader/example that these 4 year olds need.  I always pray and ask God to let me have a positive impact on at least one child during my lifetime in which they will know how much they are loved and how much potential they have in this world.   I know that I have had quite a few role models during my lifetime and if it weren't for them I may have turned out a totally different person, and I am thankful for those people and the impact they had on my life!

1 comment:

Jamiee said...

Im thankful for those people too because they gave me a truly admirable friend!