Sorry I haven't been posting recently. I've been on a ten day road trip, because oh yeah - I got fired from my job.
No, that's an exaggeration. I didn't really get fired. I did have my contract terminated early as I conveniently had a four week long lifting restriction imposed and four weeks left in my job...so yeah. HR decided that I wasn't able to "properly fulfill the duties of an RN" with the restriction, so had to terminate. I get it, I really do. If a patient DFOs and I'm the only one around, I need to be able to do something that doesn't involve just standing there being useless. But still. I've never been fired from anything. Ever.
It's an awful feeling. While I know it wasn't anything personal and was done very tactfully, I still cried after the call from the nice HR lady telling me that unfortunately I wasn't allowed to come back to work and they're very sorry to let me go as they've heard good things about me. I think the worst part about the whole thing was that I couldn't even cry comfortably as it hurt too much.
Silver lining though. My fiance flew up to Oregon and helped (read: did all the work) pack my apartment and then we road tripped to a ton of beautiful places, camped in national parks, and leisurely made our way back home. It was awesome, and the best possible way this could have ended.
Here's some pictures to prove that it was beautiful. Because seriously. Nature ermahgerd.