Coincidences are too coincidental. When I decided to go back to nursing after a 16 year hiatus, during which time I was raising my kids, I didn’t know where I would fit in. I tried hospital nursing, which was what I had done for my prior career. It was very unsatisfying. The work was about how fast a patient could be admitted and then discharged, whether the patient was physically and emotionally ready or not.
The same week that I decided to quit the hospital job, a succession of coincidences occurred. I was picking my daughter up from youth group and decided to get out of the car to see what the kids were doing. I never get out of the car, I just text that I have arrived to chauffeur her home. After getting out, I ran into a friend who I hadn’t seen in a few months. She invited me to lunch the next day with another couple of friends, one of whom I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. Normally, I would blow the lunch off, but for some reason, I went.
That friend, the one I hadn’t seen in a long time, was Heather Blair, the nursing director for Warrior’s Heart. When I told her that I wasn’t going to be doing the hospital job any more, she said, “Come and work with me at Warrior’s Heart” – and so I did. All of these events had to line up just so for me to get that job offer. I like to think that, thru “coincidence”, I was destined to work at WH, the most fulfilling job I have ever had.