Thursday, May 20, 2010
On past lives and old friends
I'm 48 years old. For the past 2 years, I've been a stay at home kitty mom, and for the 4 years before that, I worked as an insurance adminstrator, running my husband's business. However, from the time I got my first job in L&D at age 19, until we moved back home in 2003, I worked full-time as a nurse, moving from obstetrics to critical care and then to the emergency room and flight nursing, with a seven year stint in nursing management thrown in for good measure. In total 22 years as a nurse. I met a lot of great people.
In a lot of ways, it seems like a different life. Not better or worse, at least not in totality . . . I mean I certainly don't miss the brutal hours and physical work, but I have to admit to occasionally missing the blood, guts and adrenaline. But, on days like today, what I find I miss is the people I came to know, and shared such an affinity with, in the trenches of healthcare.