I thought I was truly living when I graduated nursing school. I started working in hospitals and was happier than a clam. Cut to 20 years later, I realized that there is more to life than just punching a clock and going through routines. I identified myself as nurse. I’m starting to realize that is not all I am. I don’t want to just exist and go through the motions. I’m trying to find my purpose. I know God has a plan that is bigger than punching a clock. I want to live!!!! Once I figure it out I will let you know but for right now I am on a journey to live😊.
Five years ago, I traveled overseas for the first time. What a experience!!! My best friend, her mother, and I went to Paris then travelled to London. We spent a total of a week in Europe. I loved seeing all the places I read about or saw on T.V. Here is my picture of Big Ben:
Our experience in London was great. The Londeners were very friendly and helpful. We definitely over packed which made it very hard to navigate the tubes. Several people helped carry out luggage up steep staircases and were very helpful with directions.
Fish and chips at a pub.
We were able to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
Next time I go I want to definitely get on the London eye. I would love to go for more time. Explore more. I think we just scratched the surface. Paris was also amazing!!! A post for another day😊.
I have been at a crossroads since I hit my forties four years ago. Mostly I have been feeling this way about my career. I’ve been a nurse for 20 years and I loved it. It felt good helping people. I made a difference. Lately I have been feeling burnt out. I get anxious at least 2 days prior to a shift. I feel like the focus is on dollars versus patient care. I want out. This is where the uncertainty comes in…. What do I do now??? It’s hard to figure out what to do next. That’s why I love to travel. It’s a nice break from the everyday worry. Any ideas???