15 July 2009


*All Signatures Obtained*

That's right people. This is all that I have left in my head right now. Today I completed my 5th and last day of training. Phew! I have typed more in the last five days than I have in my entire life. Seriously. I have learned all about insurance. Not.fun. And can I just say, please, please carry your current insurance card with you. It makes life soooo much easier when and if you need to go to the hospital. Oh and also please have and/or know your address, phone, name and address of your employer, name and address of the nearest legal relative and PLEASE know that I am NOT a nurse.

I also need to give a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your encouraging words. Finding a job was not easy and I am so blessed to have you in my life and supporting me.

Alright, I also need to apologize. If I have ever criticized a working mom, I am sorry. If I have ever thought that a mom was neglecting her family by working, I am sorry. If I have ever mentioned that being employed would somehow lesson the roles that a mom still has to carry on at home, I am really sorry.

While Stuart has been a tremendous help this last week, what I didn't realized was that the role of "mom" does not change when "mom" goes to work. When I come home at 4:30ish that last thing that I want to think about it making dinner. In fact the only thing on my mind is taking my shoes off and sitting naked underneath a fan. (Yes, it's currently 102 degrees at 9:02pm) That and a margarita. Too bad the first thing that I am hit with when I walk in the door is "momville." What I used to be able to accomplish in a full day now has to be done in a 4 hour time period. Not to mention the organizing, scheduling and reading. Yeah, this is really hard for me to let go of...

Have I mentioned that I have a job?

Don't worry though. I have orientation and more ER training next week and then the following week I will start on my 11p-7a schedule (only 3 nights a week). That means that I will have more time to devout to you and all that is my new world. Aren't you happy now?


Aubrey said...

You will find a way to make it all work. You're a mom a.k.a wonder woman. It'll all be okay. Be thankful it's only 3 days a week! It could be worse. It could be a 5-7 day a week no less than 10 hours a day, being mom/counselor/bill collector/dance director to 200 teenage girls. Oh wait, that is my job..haha.

Love ya girl!

Jennifer W. said...

I am so happy for you and this job, I know you will rock it! Also, I am SOOOO happy to have a fellow working mom friend. Finally, someone who can appreciate how hard it is to work AND be a full time mom. I hate it when people say "Oh what do you do?" and they say "I'm a full time mom". I'm sorry, I'm a full time mom too. I am ALWAYS a mom no matter where I am, and I manage to hold a job and also get EVERYTHING DONE MYSELF AT HOME IN MY LIMITED TIME BECAUSE, AHEM, MEN ARE WORTHLESS. Oh wait, did I say that out loud. Phooey. ANYWAY, I know how hard it is to be away from your kids because you have to work. It is hard, but you will make it work. If I can do it you can do it! And we're both in ER, we will have so many crazy stories to share!!! I'm so proud of you for stepping up and doing something you need to do for your family. I know how hard this has to be for you guys. Your family is lucky to have you!