Since DD's birth 3.5 yrs ago, I have been primarliy a SAHM, only working per diem as an RN in an ED. I am thinking about stopping work altogether. I find going to work one or twice a week to be very stressful, as I still need to make sure everything else for the family is done.and I also must arrange all the childcare. DH works long hours and travels a lot, which adds to the stress and me working more doesn't mean he gets to work less. I am also not totally in love with my job but yet, I can't quite figure out what other RN position would make me happy. Working in the ED kind of gets into your blood, KWIM?
My biggest concern with leaving my job is that I will face many difficulties finding a new position due to loss of skills when I am ready to return to work. Everyone I tlak to We are still paying back my student loans, which adds to my guilt about quitting. Financially, we could make do without the money. Part of me also feels guilty about not working when I can work. I know many people think I'm lucky that I have a job where I can pick and choose my hours and would kill for an opportunity to have a job that allows for that.
Just wondering what other RNs thoughts are about this. Or anyone's elses thoughts.