after much consideration i have decided to stop traveling after my next assignment to texas. i will take the one in austin, houston or san marcos depending on which pays and offers the most. i will work for 3-6 months saving money and then will go into another branch of nursing. i plan to go into either labor and delivery, the operating room or psych nursing with the crazies (my favorites!) and live in either austin or houston.
so it doesn't sound like much, a bunch of options really but i can travel later. i also plan to go back to school and get my bachelors and masters in nursing so i can eventually teach.
what pushed me to this comes after last night when i took care of a little lady who hurt herself walking up some stairs. if i had closed my eyes and just listened to her i could have bet $100 that it was my very own Grancita. but it wasn't and i really wished it had been. there will always be chicago and san francisco later, maybe i will just visit. living somewhere and being exposed the the harsh realities of any city make it unappealing, it loses it's luster. LA seemed different when i was in arizona, so did orange county. I'm here and I'm over it.
and i'm ready for the next chapter in my life.