This week has shown me that I am where I am supposed to be. I started my new job and met some amazing people, cared for some resilient patients, and sat across from remarkable families. I am happy because there is so much room for growth and many opportunities to learn from my co-workers, patients, and the organization. Despite me desperately wanting a job, I prayed and was very specific about what I wanted in my next position. As I drove up to my job on the first day, I realized that all of my prayers had been answered.
Over the past few months I started to discuss how much I missed being involved in patient care. I have so many great memories from my experiences with my patients and co-workers. The camaraderie that comes with trying to save a life every day is indescribable and life altering. I loved the spontaneity of my day and being able to meet so many different people. I do admit that the hospital environment was not perfect, and lacked much of the autonomy and respect that experienced nurses deserved. So stepping into a position in which I have extreme amounts of autonomy, a self-set pace, and the flexibility that most desire is a direct gift from God.
There is no perfect place, position or person to work for or with. All life gives are opportunities that you have to make the best of, learn from, and grow beyond. As a true millennial, I desire to create my own parameters, my own lane, and make things better for the next generation. I have accepted that I am here because I am supposed to be here, but I have not accepted this place as my final destination. On the road to your destiny are growth points and tunnels that you have to go through to see the broader picture of things that have always been working together. You have to believe that every lesson that you are learning is necessary for your future success.
Many times we become frustrated because we are not where we want to be, but if we reflect on our choices it is only because we were not ready. The path to our destiny is not straight or free of any detours, bumps, or bridges. We have to go through it all to appreciate our destination.
Be confident in your journey. Stay the course. Stay focused. Stay encouraged. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.