Ok, so my previous blog had me stating how dreadful things are and what not, but I am out of my little depressive slump.
It's amazing how wonderful friends are.
I have been quite pissed off at my nursing recruiter. She sent my file/paperwork out to a few places without my permission, and I had a failed pseudo-interview on Friday to a hospital I had no interest in going to.
I told her yesterday that I had no intention of working anywhere my license won't be able to take me. Since my current permanent address is in Tennessee, there is a multi-state license agreement that lets me work in about 20 states. I really don't have any interest in working anywhere but those states and of course Alaska since I already have the paper that says I can work here.
SO, back to friends. My friend Bridgett has been a good source of support for me lately. I dumped all my woes on her the other day and since we had a good talk, I have thought some things over.
I am no longer sick of Nome. Well, not completely. There are things about this place I can do without, but I think that goes for anyone anywhere in any situation.
My recruiter has been unsuccessful lately in finding interesting places I am interesting into going to work. Financially I am doing well, but of course could do better. I got kind of worried about not having a job after my assignment is up at the end of May. I actually think I could re-up for another 13 weeks here. Lately the weeks have just been flying by, and my assignment is over in 9 weeks. I think I can handle it. A little vacation here and there should be a helper for my sanity. I am going to Fairbanks in 3 weeks to visit my friend Mary-Beth, and I think that will help me out.
So, if I end up staying here for an additional 13 weeks after this assignment is over, again I will get about 2 weeks off in between, and finally finish off my time here.
I have a good chunk of change saved up in 2 separate savings accounts, I have been paying my parents back diligently, and I am starting to pay off my *gasp* student loans! I think another 3 months here couldn't hurt my debt situation.
I shouldn't just jump at the first job that comes my way. I want to be happy where this job can take me. I really either want to be somewhere really close to home or far enough away that I'll need to buy a plane ticket to get home. I know, no rationale for that, but that's how it's gotta be.
For a while now, I have been dreaming about getting back to the southwestern region of the states: maybe New Mexico or Texas. 2 places I love and have been to quite a few times. No sense in not trying to go to a place you really love. If the opportunity comes to even go back to Missouri, I'll take it in a heartbeat and go immediately to get the license. I think I might go ahead and do that anyway. Ok, enough with the sporadic thoughts.
So, again, I am considering signing another contract to this place, and like I said, I am not really a traveller if I stay in the same place....But for now, I really need to money to get me along, and the job here is so ridiculously easy, I really shouldn't pass it up to stay another 3 months.
Well, just another late night rant because I can't go to sleep since my body is on night-shift-mode. Time to get a little shut-eye before I start my day today.