People belong in your life by natural vibration, not forced will or expectation.
Officially starting my Inpatient RN career.
And I never woulda guessed it: I’m starting off my RN career the in perioperative field.
I’ve always known in my heart of hearts that I’ve wanted to be a labor and delivery nurse, but something is truly telling me that the perioperative part of nursing is where I actually belong.
Let’s take it back for a bit— to the reason why I decided to become a nurse.
When I was thirteen years old, I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis—basically a curvature of the spine. The curve was way off base (a whopping 54 degrees off!) so the only option my orthopedic consult physician could suggest was surgery.
Surgery—imagine hearing this word at the age of thirteen when a bajillion things are already changing enough as it is (hormones, acne on my face, my body shape) so let’s just throw surgery on your SPINE in the mix.
I was confused at first, but one thing I knew was for sure—if I didn’t get it corrected now, it would be harder to get it done when I was older. So, my parents took a leap of faith and scheduled the damn thing.
Now this is where the magic of me realizing what I wanted to be when I grew up began—in the preoperative holding area. The nurses were absolutely amazing at easing my anxiety, and educating me on exactly what to expect going into the surgery and immediately afterwards during recovery. They eased me so much, I refused the ordered Xanax they offered me for my nerves.
Following my surgery, was definitely a blur, but I do remember the nurses being there every moment for frail little me helping me at moment of my pain, and eventual recovery at home.
So it only makes sense that my first RN career position in the hospital landed me as a Pre-Op Nurse—I’ve come full circle.
And that, my friends, just furthers the proof that Everything Happens for a Reason.
Diving in head first and ready to begin my dream career as an RN.
Truly blessed and Forever Grateful. <3