I have a hard time making big decisions. I’m a big fan of having a back door, stopgap option. I was not a girl scout, but I would’ve been a good one, I think. Isn’t that their motto? Always be prepared!
Anyway. I just inactivated my nursing license in the last, lonely state where I still held one (it’s not even the state I live in). I haven’t practiced now in over 5 years. To go back now, I would have to take a refresher course, if I could even find a hospital to hire me. I hate paying the money to just keep an active license that I’m not using, and it’s a pain to keep up with the continuing education and all the rest. Besides, I’m actively pursuing a different career. It’s just a formality.
Still. It made me pause. It feels like I’m putting all my eggs in one proverbial basket.
I love the quote by Thoreau, I’m sure you’ve read it: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” It sounds good in theory, but in practice it’s actually quite scary.
This is it. Music or bust.