Monday, March 23, 2015

A Journey's End

I head back to work tomorrow. I feel like I'm at the end of a journey and back to where I started...or maybe back to where I left off is a better term.  It's been a long, cold, snowy winter here in Ohio and many other places too.  I was never bored while being home.  I found things to do and ways to fill my days.  In the beginning it was mere survival and recovery! I had to learn to navigate differently.  I navigate without pain and that's a good thing.  I've taken time off work before.  When I've had kiddos or surgery in the past,  I've taken as much as 2yrs off.  It's a scary thing when technology is moving fast and you've been out of it for a bit...relearning and getting back into the swing of things.  I'm hoping for a smooth transition.  I'm hoping that the changes that I'll be facing with our new hospital merger will be OK.  I'm hoping I can stand at the OR table for hours and not get tired! Time will tell I guess.  Today the weather was very cold.  In Chicago it snowed like crazy and I thought how lucky we were to escape that mess and how thankful I was we came home from there yesterday instead of today.  Tonight I sat in front of the fireplace in the kitchen reading most of the evening. It was warm and cozy. I looked out the backdoor and saw this:
More snow on the deck and flakes coming down...not as lucky as I thought! I don't think we're in for big accumulation and by Wednesday it will be 60de and raining but it's a reminder that some things don't change...Mother Nature will get the last laugh! Oh well, I watched the last log burn down and I'm heading for bed...big day tomorrow! My journey's end in this chapter!

12 comments:

joeh said...

Good luck!

betty said...

I bet the first few days will be tough and they you will fall back into the routine again :)

Good luck with it!

Pretty snow, but enough already!

betty

Kerri said...

I hope your first day back is a smooth one! Have a super day!

Kerri

Laurie said...

Happy First Day Back At Work! Hope you don't get too tired. Sounds like you had a very nice journey's end....relaxing in front of a fire.

Rick Watson said...

I'm ordering up a smooth transition for you, with Green Lights all the way in to work.
I think you'll be fine.
Rick

Julia said...

I'm hoping that your transition back at work will go smoothly and that your boss will be kind to you.

It's in their best interest that you don't over do it and get hurt otherwise they will have to do without you again. I'm sure everyone will be so happy to have you back on staff.

Spring is having a hard time giving birth this year... Poor Mother Nature. hehe...

All the best Yaya.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
JB

selvageedge said...

Good luck to you!

Kim said...

Good luck. I expect the first few days will be tiring for you but then the old routine will feel normal.

Susan Anderson said...

Glad your healing has gone so well and praying that your return will be as seamless as I'm expecting.

=)

Debby said...

I hope you can readjust quickly. It will be fun to see the ones that you have missed working with. I would tend to guess that you will be exhausted for a couple of weeks. Good luck.

rosaria williams said...

Glad to hear you're ready to pick up where you left off. You could be overdoing the first few days; so, be alert and find ways to rest up. Soon, you'll be running all over.

CatieAn said...

oh you will do just fine going back to work.....I am sure the changes will be small.....just don't overdo it