2013-A Life Changing Ending

 

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Wow! What a crazy couple of months it’s been! Super crazy busy with my Etsy store….always a good thing! So, that’s why I’ve been “non-existent” here on my blog. BUT, I’m back!

2013 has been a very good year to me and thankfully my family as well. I have felt truly blessed throughout this past year. As this year is about to round up and take us into the next I have made a huge decision which will result in a huge life change! Like seriously HUGE! I decided to resign from my job of 16 1/2 years! As some may know I have worked as a Radiation Therapist for the past 20 1/2 years of my life. I can hardly believe it myself when I say it, but yes, 20 1/2 years. Sixteen and a half of those years in one place! Is that a long time OR is that a long time? My word!!! The reason for making this decision is so that I can pursue my business on a full-time scale.

When deciding to end my career I went through probably every emotion known to man. I think I even created new ones….I have not named them but when I do I will be sure to share them with you! For some reason I always thought it would be as easy as pie but in reality…it’s not even close. The two main reasons for that is 1. Leaving all of my great friends and 2. Leaving what I have always loved doing….taking care of cancer patients. Many of my closest and dearest friends are the ones that started working at OSU around the time I did but many started way after I did as well. It’s amazing to look back on my years there and remember all the moments we’ve shared….Marriages, babies, divorces, laughter, tears, etc. We have always been a great team and were able to get each other through some difficult days as Radiation Therapists and everything that goes along with treating patients with cancer.

Many people would always ask, “How do you do it? How do you work in that field? Isn’t it sad?”. Well, yes, it can most definitely be sad but let’s not forget how rewarding it is as well. Over the years my patients have taught me so much. More than anyone on earth could have ever taught me. That’s a huge reward! I have met so many strong, courageous, remarkable people over the last 20 1/2 years that I will never forget! I will always carry them in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

I could honestly go on forever but I think I’ll end here….

Happy New Year! May 2014 be filled with love, peace and happiness for you!

xo