**warning: rambling to follow**
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!