Been a nurse now for almost along as we have been homesteading. I enjoy the "job" but nursing wasn't my life long desire. I am excellent at what I do and really do care for my patients but...I long to be home..all of the time on the homestead. Now..I might be spoiled here a bit too. I just work part-time..worked per diem for long time but realized I needed to be more "responsible" and think about retirement and gettting a nest egg set aside and extra bills paid off for us. ( also have a small home business too ) Hubby doesn't mind how much or what I work so I am very lucky there as we have always based our budget on his pay check and not mine. Sure..we have never had a new car or other fancy items..but we choose to live more simply and not much money to spare, to say the least. NOW..finally my question for you all. What do you do when your heart yearns to be on the homestead and instead you feel cooped up in a "germy" hospital with coughing patients and bosses that love to control your work schedule. I have a real problem with having someone give me a schedule..per diem mentailty here.. but when pay day does come I am glad to have the set hours and set paycheck. I know perhaps this is what I need to concentrate on for now and be a big grown up girl too. But doesn't it always seem as if when you are away at work the goats decided to kid or the horses get out..or something !! I do count my blessings but would like to know how others feel or am I just the "selfish" one here ??