I was able to finish the work I was afraid I was going to have to put in nights and the weekend to get done by Monday. YAY! I spent a week or so over the last month reorganizing all of my files and folders on my computer. I hooked things up so that a graph updated in excel would update with a click in powerpoint. They are pretty snappy, if I must say so myself. I will be leaving a nicely organized system for whoever takes my job.
As of this evening, I am on vacay!
Tomorrow morning I will head up to the church and begin work on my new icon. I am supposed to be running miles, but guess what? I am not going to. I am going to do something that I love, and that I think has actual value.
Getting signed up for classes to get me up to speed for my new job. HIPAA privacy rule, ICD-10 coding, DSM-V. Cool stuff. I am excited!!! I am so happy to be rejoining the world of healthcare. I missed it.
As I was pondering this yesterday, it occurred to me that it is 20 years since I began working in healthcare. I think I started at Swedish Medical Center on June 1, 2003. Wow. Putting charts together. Menial, but a great way to learn about medical records and healthcare in general. I learned many many things from those charts. Not that I was “reading charts” because that was not my job. I am so grateful I was willing to start in a new field in such a humble way. I learned so much. I could have instead tried to go back to my first career, in insurance. That sounds horrible to me at this point. Not that I have anything against insurance, mind you…. it is just not the kind of work I want to be doing now.
I am thrilled beyond belief that I will be walking out of my current job in less than a month, and stepping into what should be my last job before I retire. A job I really think I am going to like.
Thank you Lord Jesus!