After 17 years working as a nurse, Annabelle Mastalic felt the time was proper for a radical profession change.
Coming from an extended line of nurses, it was a pure match for Annabelle Mastalic to pursue a profession in nursing. Serving to folks get to a spot of wellness and enhance their high quality of life additionally factored into Mastalic changing into a nurse.
For 17 years, Mastalic loved a satisfying profession in oncology, specializing within the working room and finally conducting analysis with a neurosurgeon. Even so, after practically twenty years, Mastalic discovered herself wanting a change. “Seventeen years is a very long time to be in a occupation,” she says. “I attempted to do quite a lot of issues in my nursing profession, however I felt stagnant in what I used to be doing and was in search of progress in one other space.”
Alongside her love for nursing, Mastalic had a longtime ardour for inside design — additional sparked after she and her husband renovated their home, after which later constructed and designed a customized residence. So, Mastalic determined to pursue a certificates in inside adorning at Mount Royal College, then went on to acquire credentials to be an authorized aging-in-place specialist.
A core worth in her new profession is one thing Mastalic maintains from her nursing years. She realized there was a chance to enhance folks’s well being via design by utilizing a “health-care lens.” This may increasingly contain using colors to create a relaxing atmosphere or incorporating aging-in-place options, akin to barrier-free showers or extra open areas.
Mastalic additionally helps design welcoming, multifunctional areas so householders can adapt areas for work, household life and train to assist their psychological and bodily well-being and foster social connections. Since launching her new enterprise practically 4 years in the past, Mastalic has labored on tasks which can be impactful to folks’s well being and describes her work as “well-being via design and minimalism.”
Mastalic continues to attract on her abilities as a nurse in her new profession. “There’s a lot to be taught on this business and so many alternative instructions I can take it. However there’s room to maneuver,” she says. “I believe anyone seeking to make a profession change has to have a look at it from that lens of, ‘Is there room to develop?’ As a result of, if there’s room, you are able to do loads of issues inside that profession, and it’s one thing that might be sustainable.”
“It’s additionally actually value taking the time to have a look at your ‘why,’ like, ‘Why do you need to make the transition and what’s your intention with it?’” After you have the why, Mastalic says, it’s simpler to analysis a brand new path, see what abilities are transferable and arrange a timeframe to maintain your self accountable to taking that subsequent step.
“It’s an enormous change, [and] it’s positively not a snap resolution to make,” says Mastalic. “So be actually dedicated to what your finish purpose goes to be.”