As many of you know from following me on Instagram, I have recently decided to leave the hospital setting and enter a new nursing role in a surgery center setting. It has been such a long process to get to this point and I honestly don’t even know where I would start to explain….
But, to be honest, I don’t think it really matters.
Here is what does matter, though – what I gained from this experience. Because, the story, while stressful, is just another story that is probably unlike one you have experiences…or will get to experience. I always feel that the story is what you take value from, instead it is the lessons you learned from that chapter.
Today, I thought it would be good to touch on these because if you can learn from my lessons, awesome. Others, may just have to experience them for themselves and that is 100% okay too.
Lesson 1 – Always follow your gut. While talking to others about what you should do is great (I love to get people’s perspective on things because we all have different experiences we can shed light on), it is important to ultimately make the choice of what is right for you and your life. You will feel it, I promise. Especially, if you make the wrong choice.
Lesson 2 – Be sure to remove emotion from all decision making. Allow yourself time to process and think about what has happened. Look at it from all angles, and ALWAYS try to see if from the other person’s perspective.
Lesson 3 – If you feel wronged at work, check yourself before you wreck yourself. One, never stoop to their level. Two, don’t sulk or act grumpy or rude. Be professional and smile. Third, take what happened and figure out what you want to do and how it impacts you. Is it something that requires a discussion with that person, or is it your sign to go? If it is the later, sometimes the best thing to do is show them just how valuable you are, by walking away.
Lesson 4 – Never leave a job without ensuring good relationships moving forward. Have the tough conversations and ensure that your relationships are still in tact. Do not do anything you are going to regret later down the line and make sure you leave on the best terms possible. This may mean swallowing your pride a bit, but look at the big picture, not just the picture before you. Meaning, the workforce may seem big, but it isn’t. One slighted relationship can affect positions in the future for you, and that is just honestly not worth it.
Lesson 5 – If you stop talking about it, other people will stop talking about it too. The more you discuss and give, the more you open the door to further discussion. Sometimes this can be a good thing, but other times it can bring added stress and people being involved when they truly don’t need to be.
Lesson 6 – Don’t let ANYONE tear down your character. You know who you are. Don’t let someone else’s questioning or labeling make you think otherwise.
I am sure I have learned more lessons throughout this entire process, but I honestly feel like these are the biggest ones that really stand out.
Everything happens for a reason and we are all being guided through a life that has already been created for us. Listen carefully, and remember that you are in charge. You are not stuck anywhere, you are important, you are valuable, and you deserve to be treated as such. Work is a huge part of our lives (most of our waking hours are spent at our job), we deserve to feel fulfilled.
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