From Abby: Employed!
I could NOT be happier for Abby, who has just scored her dream job. Congrats, Abby!!!!!
Attention world, I have just landed my dream job. And I'm SO FREAKING PUMPED!
I want to be that nurse kids remember as the one who taught them how to give injections and teenagers remember teaching them how to be secure in their disease while dealing with the tragedies that are the teen years. I want to be the nurse that adults remember for teaching them about how to cut a hole in their tape to keep that sensor on a few more days.
I applied to nursing school because of diabetes; because I have diabetes, and because you have diabetes, and I want to help.
Folks, I have just been given the opportunity to do all of the above. This job is entry level, I'll be refilling a lot of prescriptions and answering patients phone messages and giving the occasional injection, but it's a start - and all of my hours there will count toward being able to take the exam to become a CDE (not to mention that everyone I met in the office during my interview is SO incredibly nice and helpful and just overall amazing).
For those reasons, this job is perfect. And I owe a lot of this to you out there. The DOC has given me the courage to go after what I really want, no matter how difficult the process. You've given me the strength to apply to that out of state job even though I still have nine months left on my lease here in Boston. Most importantly, you've all given me the purpose to go out there and be a positive and helpful nurse even to patients with the most ridiculous problems, because everyone needs help sometimes.
So celebrate with me please, because I'm am super, duper happy today :)
(Special shout out to Sara for helping me not freak out about my interview and answering my silly email questions. You are so fantastic :) And to Kerri for dealing with a completely scatterbrained assistant during my job hunt, which defeats the purpose of an assistant, but please don't tell her that ;) )
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Abby, you should be happy today. Congratulations - and we're all so, so proud of you!! You will change the face of diabetes, one patient at a time.