I wish I had more time for this space, but it seems that adjusting to my new life as a full-time RN has left little room for much else.
Right Now I am:
#exhausted from 3 straight days of shifts at the hospital that included some emergencies, two very unpleasant patients, and some very unexpected kinds words from patients, families, and colleagues.
#having dreams of telemetry heart monitors when I sleep and waking up thinking I hear my beeper going off in my bed.
#learning to meet patients where they are and discovering how to assess their readiness to change.
#crying in my careafter a shift when days are strenuous and I feel overwhelmed by the sheer roller coaster of emotions I ride each day.
#slowly quilting a special project for my youngest cousin who is a source of beauty in my life.
#still not finished the raglan sweater I am supposed to be completing for myself.
#spending time with new and old friends laughing, eating, and drinking my way to happy memories.
#accomplishing a few rows of knitting at a time.
#remembering to nurture myself by working out with my trainer, stretching at physical therapy, following my doctor’s plan of care, and switching to a vegetarian diet.
#excited to try the recipes in Veganomicon!
#frustrated at the fact that I am still taking prednisone.
#bringing green, nature, and spring indoors with terrariums.
#preparing to start my seeds for my summer vegetable garden.
#feeling grateful that I get to do a job I love and excited about the many possibilities this career will bring.
#wishing I had more time to document the wonderful moments in this life with my camera.