There wasn’t even a hint of daylight yet, but I was wide awake with an aching body screaming to get out of this bed. I’ve been fighting to remain at “baseline” Continue reading
The house was still and silent, the room completely dark. I fumbled my way Continue reading
I went to a meeting the other day where the speaker started off by saying that we need to keep an open mind. As I sat and listened, I realized that I just don’t do that well. Continue reading
One of the challenges of nursing is that every, single thing we do is time-sensitive. Each task has a deadline, and many can have serious consequences Continue reading
I admit it … I’m not having one of my better days. I hurt today. My hands, wrists, ankles, and feet especially. Oh, yeah … and my hips. Continue reading
When you see me rushing off the unit in the evening, it may look like I’m running away from you … and maybe I am. In a way. At least a tiny bit.
It was finally that moment. The one I hadn’t even realized was missing, yet the one whose absence I had tangibly felt.
It was now late in the afternoon of my Black Friday shift – the second of two Continue reading
I appreciate every beautiful set of eyes that take the time to read my clumsy thoughts. I appreciate the fact that you care. Or even that you’re curious.
I can actually pinpoint the moment it happened. It was Friday afternoon, and I was stuck in a Continue reading
You get up before dawn while your husband still sleeps. You stretch. Coffee. Shower. Put on scrubs. Eat something. Anything. Drive. Park. Step away from your normal. Leave it all behind.