You just won a million dollars.
Would you quit your job?
I tend to think the obvious, easiest and most popular answer to the above question would be a resounding yes! But, to me, this isn't all that much of a no-brainer.
First things first, a million dollars is a lot of money - but it's not a billion dollars. I mean, a million won't even buy me a mansion in my neck of the woods. So while it would be nice to quit the old job and roll around in money all day, I've got bigger goals than a million will buy me.
Secondly, I work for money and for satisfaction. I don't work for just the paycheck, but the feeling I get from working, and working in healthcare. I wouldn't want to give that up for just about anything.
So, what would I do? I think I would probably, in fact, quit (Sorry, employer! The good news I don't see myself winning a hot million anytime soon) my job, but simply to send myself back to school instead. And I wouldn't stop going to school until I was done. Not done with my RN, not done with my Masters, but done with every bit of education I could cram into my brain because a million dollars might just give me the luxury to do so.
Oh, and I'd go on a badass vacation.
What would you do?