It's been so long since I last posted that it's a bit embarrassing..but I have been through the emotional ringer for the past month. It's nothing bad...but I had a very difficult decision to make. I was offered a position at a different hospital & accepted it. Now..for some this may have been an easy thing to do..but for me..after 27 years at the same hospital..or what I lovingly called my second home..it was draining. I have only worked at this one hospital for my entire nursing career..starting out as a nurse aide, then a nurse extern and then as an RN. My co-workers are not just "co-workers"..they are family. They have been with me through thick and thin..from my youngest child being born to my grandchildren being born. My daughter works there, my son works there..it's a place I have always felt so comfortable. So why did I leave? I'm not sure..except the new place does offer better hours with no weekends or holiday coverage. And it is literally about 3 minutes from my home..I could actually ride a bike or walk. I am still fighting the internal battle of why I changed at this time of my life..but I have to move forward and accept the decision I made as a positive one. Like I said..change isn't easy but sometimes it may be for the best...at least I hope so!!