Friday, October 19, 2012

Adventure #2

I'm getting close to the end of my first placement - which is bittersweet because this has been both a challenging experience and one of the most rewarding. I can honestly say that I am immensely glad I chose to uproot myself and go traveling. I've been pushed in many ways for this first assignment - forced to jump right in and learn a new computer system, new order tracking, and a new department layout amongst navigating the politics of the staff. There were a few miscues, and I think there is one staff member that doesn't like me all that much but overall I think I did pretty damn well. 

I was offered an extension on my placement, which I politely declined in lieu of keeping the adventure going. A few weeks later I put in a request for a new assignment. I got a new contract, which I will be starting the second week of November. Drumroll, please...

I'm going to Texas!

Never been, heard some good things, heard some bad things. However it turns out, it will be a fun ride.

"And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, Adventure." -Dumbledore

5 comments:

BossNurse said...

I'm currently in Dallas, Texas as an interim Director of Nursing. The traffic is a nightmare, but there are lots of things to do here. I've enjoyed your posts, looking forward to hearing the rest of your adventures.

Nick and Kaley said...

Can't be worse than Mississippi!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Texas--big place. Lots of room for diversity, right ?~!

Allie said...

Where in Texas? I work in the Texas Medical Center in Houston!

Dork Chocolate said...

Austin is a great place to visit/live, although I have no idea if our ERs are any different from any other city or state (I haven't spent any time in one since my brother left for college).