You get up before dawn while your husband still sleeps. You stretch. Every stiff, achey joint groans. Coffee. Shower. Put on scrubs. Eat something. Anything. Drive. Park. Step away from your normal. Leave it all behind and just walk through those doors.
I was told in shift report that she was “pleasantly confused.” Because I know these patients always need an extra careful eye, I went to her room first as I began my day.
These last few months have been full of accepting unwanted realities. Actually, my last few years have been weighted pretty heavily Continue reading
No matter what your profession, there are just some days where a little help is needed to put one foot in front of the other and go do it all over again.
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.
The chaos of nursing tends to get to me at times. Those who have the distinct pleasure of either living or working with me Continue reading
It may not be apparent in whatever chaos surrounds you at this moment, Continue reading
Stillness. Quiet. Healing. Rest. That’s what this stressed-out girl craves.