The last couple of days have been BUSY! Let me just say that being off for the last 3 months has made getting up at 5 AM quite a shocker. Not complaining, just an honest observation. The last two day s have been challenging, nerve-wracking, stressful, and rewarding.
I started my new job Monday afternoon, and was in full swing by Tuesday morning. As I said before, the job is not a full time position, but is three days a week. I am an ultrasound instructor.... I teach a two hour scanning lab, and then after lunch we have a 3.5 hour to 4 hour lecture. I have been an ultrasound tech for 11 years and now that I am preparing for lectures I realize how much I USE to know. I honestly think I am studying more than the students.
And with this job, I have the opportunity to overcome one of my biggest fears. Public Speaking. Oh yes, I have a paralyzing fear of getting up in front of people much less speaking in front of them. I would rather eat dirt! But, I knew somewhere down the road, that I would have to overcome this fear.
When the offer came for this position, It had all the right pieces in place. The subject matter was something I was very familiar with. Only have to work three days. I have met the staff previously and was impressed with their credentials and background. And most importantly, the class size was small. Five students. I knew this was the perfect time for me to face my fear.
Truthfully, there were a few sleepless nights. And no doubt, that will be the case for the next couple of weeks. I am also discovering that I have a lot of studying to do to be prepared for the daily lecture. But over all, I am quite content with this new position.
It was definitely time to get back in the real world again.
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