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Why I Left My Nursing Career

I did something completely out of my comfort zone today.  I left my position as a Registered Nurse at the Cleveland Clinic after 6 years of service.  It hasn't sunk in yet.  It doesn't seem real.  I just have to get this off my chest!

My healthcare career began back in high school.  My junior year to be exact.  I attended a vocational school in order to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant.  From there I moved on to study for my LPN and eventually obtained my Associates Degree of Nursing (ADN).  So after all of that time and money spent towards my education, why would I choose to just walk away from it?

In February of 2013, my daughter was born.  When you hear people say a child changes your life, it is so very true.  I will be thanking my sweet little girl for eternity.  She has no idea  that her existence has lead me to my true purpose in life. I cant wait to share it with her.

Two days after she was born I remember sitting in a wheelchair waiting at the hospital doors to get picked up by my husband to go home. While sitting there, I got a phone call from my HR department. They told me I was not eligible for a paid maternity leave.  I was extremely disappointed to receive the news on the day I was bringing my baby girl home. My husband and I were relying on that source of income and in a two minute phone call it was taken away. Long story short, there was a miss-communication as to  my maternity leave was cut from 12 weeks down to 5 weeks. It just didn't seem fair.

I couldn't sit around and do nothing about the situation. So, I decided to reach out to a couple peer nurses to see if they knew of any jobs that I could do from home. Low and behold I ran into an opportunity that has changed my life physically, emotionally, and financially.  
To hear more about this please click the video link below!

I know it is my sole purpose is to help and serve others, hence why nursing seemed like the right path for me.  But my heart just wasn't in it 100% anymore.  That is not fair to the patients I was caring for OR my co- workers.  Through this amazing opportunity I will be able to help a lot more people and in a very different way.  I will be helping people prevent illness, gain confidence in themselves, and even earn an extra income for their family.  The coolest part is that I can do it all from home.  This gives me more time with my husband and daughter.  NO DAYCARE needed.

I have never felt so alive while helping people reach their health, fitness, and financial goals.  I have been blessed with an amazing clientele who believe in me and I believe in them.  I am so thankful for each and everyone of you.  I am also very grateful for my teammates and leaders who give unending support and encouragement.  

I have heard so many people say they wish they could reduce their hours as a nurse, or even quit to be home with their family.  My answer to you is that YOU CAN.  But you are the only one who can make that happen.  I am by no means saying you have to become a Beachbody Coach, but figure out a way to make it happen.  Life is too short to spend doing something that makes you unhappy.  

I found a hobby and it became my passion and purpose.  Now it is my mission to help as many people as I can to do the same.  Taking a leap of faith to create a life by design is scary, but extremely exhilarating.  

Follow your heart, dream big and never give up.


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