What’s Next: Tiny humans or Adult Life?

So I’ve been loving life here in California for two months now, but in just over a month my contract will be up, and it is on to a new page of this chapter. But I am asking myself what’s next? So here’s the deal. My nieces and nephews have inspired me. I miss them dearly and long for Christmas eve when I know they will come running into my arms with cheery grins, not knowing how far I have traveled to spend time with them. Of course FaceTime is a huge blessing, but it doesn’t satisfy like warm baby cuddles.

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Recently I have been feeling called to pediatrics. A whole new world for a nurse who has only worked with adults. So there is this draw to follow this fresh new dream into pediatrics, but also the fear of the unknown.

And yet there is this whole other side of me that wants to play it safe and stay at my current position which has wonderful hours, with no nights, weekends, or major holidays. Or even accept a position here per diem as a supplement.

And yet again, there is the possibility of taking a travel assignment in inpatient adult medical oncology, where I have the most experience. I could get my foot in the door at the hospital, and possibly cross-train to pediatrics at a later date.

It would be impossible for me to take a pediatric travel assignment since I have no experience in pediatrics, so if I go for the tiny humans it will be for the long haul.

So it’s really a toss up and has left me wondering if I will have to settle, at least for a little while. Pediatrics may seem all cuddly and cute, but it is tough and competitive to get a pediatric nursing job. “Once a pediatric nurse, always a pediatric nurse.”

At the end of the day, God has always come through for me. He never fails. Does that mean I will get the job of my dreams? Not necessarily. But rather that His plan is greater than mine.

Proverbs 6:19, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

So would you join with me in prayer for my next steps? I would be honored to have a few prayer warriors on my side to pray that I keep trusting God, lay my cares on the Lord, and gain favor with potential employers. And as always, if you need prayer just go to my contact page and send me a message.

With a hopeful heart,

Christina

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