At first it pissed me off that I let it expire. I used to be pretty good about keeping up with it. I have to renew it every two years, so it is something which can easily be forgotten about. But it is important to my job, and I recently had to get copies of my BLS and ACLS cards when I started my current job. I should have known when my BLS and ACLS were about to expire.
Then I realized that I should cut myself some slack. I have had a lot happen in the past two years.
When I renewed my ACLS and BLS cetifications, I was early in my pregnancy. Since I got the certification I have:
- Had a baby
- gone back to work
- started a new job teaching (and then stopped teaching)
- started another new job at the ambulatory surgery center
The unfortunate part is that the class is 5:30 on Monday, which is when the baby eats dinner and goes to sleep. I guess that is is a small price to pay, but I am sad about missing his bedtime, even for one night. I really like to be here for his bedtime routine.
The silver lining is that I cannot work until I renew my BLS. So I get to have Monday off of work.
(Of course, my paychecks are going to look pretty sad the next time around. But I can enjoy the time off with the baby.)