If you know me, you have most likely heard me talk about that book. It changed my life. If you haven't read it yet, go get it- The Universe has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein. You can thank me later. I wanted to share a prime example of trusting the universe and patiently waiting for the right answer to surface.
As you know (or maybe you don't), I am an outpatient Physical Therapist. I have been since I graduated from the University of Evansville in 2011. I have happily worked in an outpatient clinic since passing my board exam and I knew that was the type of facility I wanted to work in. I love the patient population, I love my co-workers and I have always liked the fast paced outpatient setting. Fast forward a few years, a move to a different state with different rules and regs on my profession and add 2 children to the mix and things began to change. While it is a dream to work in an outpatient physical therapy facility there are some downfalls, one major downfall being the early morning and late evening hours you are expected to work. This makes that whole work-life balance a little tricky at times and it started to weigh on me. I began feeling gulty at times when I was waking up my children in the morning because I had to be at work at 7 am and there were times my kids were asleep by the time I got home. This is where the universe has your back comes into play. I prayed HARD on finding a solution. I asked for guidance as to what is the best option for me as a mom and more importantly I asked that I be patient in finding the best solution. And if you read the book, I chose a sign, waited patiently for it, and it showed up big time.
Guess what? A job literally found ME. A job that I didn't even know existed landed in my lap. It answered the dilemma I had with my work-life balance as the hours are more manageable and it aligned with my values as a person and clinician. I am excited to announce that I will be starting a new position with Mercy Virtual. Link here if you are curious: http://www.mercyvirtual.net/ This program uses virtual technology to bring health care to the patient in hopes of gaining better control of their chronic illnesses. Am I scared? Yes, but only because this is new territory- literally- I will be the only PT figuring this out. You don't grow personally with comfort and I know deep down this is the right fit for me.
As I sit here and write this post, all I can think is "be careful what you wish for". It usually happens, and sometimes it requires major action and change on your part. Don't be afraid of massive change especially if you feel deep down it is the right move for you. Wish me luck as I transition to my new role. I am truly excited and can't wait to see where this takes me.