Do What You Love

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Now I know why they always say this.  If you don’t love what you do, you’ll be pretty miserable.  Let’s just say I’ve been pretty miserable at work lately.  I got into nursing because I knew that it paid well, offered a variety in what I could do, and because I knew that I would always have a job.  Well, now that I’ve been doing it for close to two years, it almost is not enough anymore.  Which is REALLY frustrating.  I mean I love the fact that I make more money now than I ever did–but I’m still living the same, meaning I still am paying off bills and don’t really treat myself any better (by buying things that I want) than I did before becoming a nurse.  It always seems like just when you think you are getting ahead, there is always something else to pay off.  Hopefully by the end of this year I will have paid off my last credit card, but then I will be focusing on paying off the last of my school loan.  And then MAYBE I will be able to spend some money on some fun things.  It’s just so frustrating.

And last night at work didn’t make things any better.  Another extremely busy and irritating night.  I don’t mind being busy.  But I don’t like it when everyone is ringing at the same time, the interventions I do aren’t working, or I have to clean up the mess left by other incompetent people (whether it be a nurse or secretary).  It’s a constant “go, go, go.” And when you are “going, going, going” for 13 hours straight, you can get a little short of patience!

So I know I have said this before, but I think I have to reverse the saying and learn to “love what I do,” or else it’s going to be a LONG time until retirement 🙂

I am DETERMINED to have a better night at work tonight.  First what I need is clear perspective, and that will hopefully come from a good day’s sleep.  Night everyone!

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