“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell
There are several changes going on so I thought I would start of my first blog with discussing change and how it differs from transition. Change is external and can been seen in a moment, like seeing the new NNBA website. Transition is internal and takes longer. Feeling oriented to the new site and how it functions needs to catch up with what our eyes are seeing.
The same can be said about being the new president of the NNBA, the change occurred in a moment but acclimating to my new role is going to take a while. I hope you will be patient with me as we roll out the website and I get up to speed. In the last four years I have had my book published, blogged on UnconventionalNurse.com and have been coaching nurse business owners. Fortunately, I have Pat Bemis to help explain much of NNBA’s past years and all the wonderful work that has been done with and by the members. Pat has been very generous with her time and her abundant valuable content that you will see on previous blogs, articles and books. So I am going to take some of my own advice that I give to nurses that are starting new ventures and: be comfortable with being uncomfortable, take one day at a time, plan the work and work the plan, maintain a positive mental attitude and get support from friends, family, coaches and mentors. And say “Hello to a new adventure!”