Okay … so confession time. I had something to say last night, and I really didn’t want to spend today (my last day off before working the weekend) sitting inside at my computer. So I sat down right then, and got a few things off my mind. Late last night, I finally hit “publish”, and then went on to bed. Continue reading
I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I can’t really attach a name to it other than I just feel quiet. If you look at me from the outside, I can still talk and laugh and function like everybody else. But on the inside … my heart just feels strangely subdued. Muted. Silenced. Hushed. Continue reading
There is such beauty in openness, isn’t there? We have much to learn from each other, but we’re so consumed in our chaos du jour that we don’t even realize this.
It may not be apparent in whatever chaos surrounds you at this moment, Continue reading
You matter. And so does your beautiful story. Everybody’s does. I learned this the hard way.
It was late in the afternoon on my first shift of two-in-a-row. So far, it had been a pretty calm day – a rare gift on my crazy unit. My patient team had been manageable, I was amazingly caught up on my charting, and everything was looking pretty good for an on-time departure.
Then my phone rang – I had a new patient coming up from the ED. Continue reading
I probably should’ve known when that sneaky weariness smacked me from out of nowhere late Monday morning. Continue reading
I’m not trying to tell Tommy’s story here. In fact, when he and I talked about this the other day, I told him that this is most definitely his story to tell, not mine. Continue reading
Wow, I’m tired and achy today, but heartened by this one thought:
Okay, so apparently I’m more than a little slow on the uptake. I’ve told you before that I have no idea what I’m doing here, trying to navigate this world of social media. Yet here I sit. Called not only to be here, but forced to figure it all out for myself. Continue reading