My secondary mission is more personal. I am very serious about maintaining perspective about this job, reminding myself that it is only PART of my Life and not my WHOLE Life. It is so easy to get caught up in my management role that I forget that it's OK to play the part of Human Being too. Who says that I have to be stoic, cold, and distant? Just the thought of having to be something I'm not stresses me out.
I have started thinking about the next step I want to make in my career. I have no desire to move upwards to be a manager or director. CNO? HELL NO!!! It might be time for me to find something slightly less stressful, if that is even possible in nursing. To put a different spin on it, if I can figure out where my passion lies, then that is the direction I need to take. We'll see what I can come up with.
In the meantime, I'm giving my best at work and trying not to lose myself in the process.