I’ve been assigned to work in Brooklyn, Bensonhurst to be exact. I don’t particularly care for it. I like the other nurses I work with abstracting the charts but the office staff here pretty much keep to themselves. My last assignment was at a local high school in their health center which is run by the hospital we are contracted with to abstract their charts. I loved it there, the staff was wonderful. Very warm and inviting. I was there for 3 months. And they liked me too, when my birthday came around they even had a cake for me with a card they all signed, I almost fell over it was so, so nice. What an exceptional group of people!
So here I am in a borough that has difficult traffic to navigate and hard to find parking but great places to eat lunch that are literally steps from the office. I guess it’s a trade off. One needs to be aware of opposite side of the street parking on Wednesdays and Fridays where you can’t park on one side of the street from 8:30 to 10am. I’m waiting for the staff to arrive and open the office. There’s quite a bit of traffic out here, people driving fast to where they have to be. It’s not the same as the hustle and the bustle of Manhattan.
There are distinctive prominent cultures in this area which I do find interesting, and after I visited the pizzeria around the corner twice the man behind the counter greeted me as if I were a regular. That my friends is what I adore about NYC. The ease of familiarity that occurs in a short amount of time. I’ve personally only seen it occur in NYC, you are fortunate if it happens in your part of the world.
I know I shouldn’t complain I mean I still have a job, I still like the job I’m just not thrilled with my current location. I’m sure by the time this assignment is finished I’ll be so used to Brooklyn everything will be second nature but I don’t think I’ll want to stay the way I wanted to stay at the high school health center.
I think back to when I wasn’t working and I was praying for a job. I knew God would answer me and at that time in my life the answer was, “not yet”. Then along came the ear piercing gig and I really liked that job for the season I was there. I loved being in Manhattan. Then God answered me with this job. His timing is nothing less than perfect. I have hope and faith in Hi that I am here in Brooklyn for His purpose and God will come through when the season of this job is over. I have faith in Him. Happy Monday all!