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Life is its usual crazy....
Started the new job 2 weeks ago yesterday to (hopefully) the last snowstorm of the season. One of my biggest concerns about changing hospitals was arriving on time in a snowstorm. My old hosp being 1 mile away this wasn't a problem. New hosp. 18 miles away..... so God decided to get that little worry right out of the way the first day.
Cried the entire way home day #1. Get the picture.
Week #1 was filled with culture shock. Let's just say that the pace is no where near that of ER - and while ER has become a little over-the-top the last 6 months, watching a baby monitor for 6 hours is a little too morgue like.
Week #2 was slightly better. A) I went from days (a god awful shift) to my blessed nights; B) My preceptor is very knowledgeable and has done this preceptor thing a time or 20; C) She actually started me hands-on which is how I learn best.
I still am very homesick. But I prayed for God's perfect plan and this is where I'm at. I've received a lot of encouragement from my old ER group and some of the pieces are starting to fall into place (maybe 30 of the 500 piece puzzle).
Realistically, as I keep saying to everyone, I have to give it 6 months, ask me how I like it in 6 months