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Monday, August 31, 2015

So I suppose the more things change, the more they stay the same.

I still have four jobs. They're different jobs: research assistant, Personal Support Worker, teaching assistant and respite worker. Still very physical work, too many hours (why am I always so afraid of having too few?) and a varied, harried schedule.

I seem to be always in transition, and always on the verge of something grand, and I'm getting a little weary of it. I'm ready to find my place in things again. I'm ready to take my fingers out of all these pies and work at just one something. In this economy that may be a bit unrealistic as full time, or even just not casual, registered nurse jobs are hard to find here.

I've started to tentatively try road running again. So far so good, but I'm staying close to home and starting to scope out some near-washroom-routes with grand hopes for the future.

As this is my first year in five when I send my kids back to school and not myself, I'm hoping to find some peace and some down time this fall. I need to study for my nursing boards, and I need to treat that like my full time job. I also need to get my thesis out there and into print and I know that in order to to that, I need to be in a special space - a rarefied air, academia bliss, uninterrupted, messy hair, pj's all day, do not disturb sign on the door, mad scientist kind of space.

So, this is my new fall challenge: to carve out routine from chaos, to fiercely guard my space and time and to continue to fully love the ride.
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    What an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing! I hope you are able to make the space you need for yourself!
    1639 days ago
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    You are awesome! How I've missed hearing from you!!! It sounds like, though chaotic, you are doing absolutely amazing! It sounds like you have a good path and plan to follow, you are going to do GREAT! Maintain that focus and drive towards your priorities! YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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    You can do this!

    YOU can do this!

    You CAN do this!

    You can DO this!

    You can do THIS!

    Repeat often to yourself, with EMPHASIS!
    1639 days ago
    HEY HEY!!!! You are a rockstar!!! I cannot imagine having this many 'jobs' on top of being a mommy!! Finding the email notification today in my inbox was a flashback ... to the good ole days of sparkfriends. Best wishes on a 'job' and passing boards and getting that thesis out there. :)
    1639 days ago
    I enjoyed your blog, congratulations on your progress through college. I too am an RN, I graduated with my ADN in 1997. I will finish a BSN in February, then begin my pursuit of an FNP, ending with a doctorate degree. It's a long road but definitely worth it. emoticon
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    You continue to amaze and inspire me. Enjoy the "kids back to school" days!
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