Bahaha that’s awesome!
The No. 1 thing you should never say to me: ‘You’re too smart to be a nurse.’ I went to nursing school because I wanted to be a nurse, not because I wanted to be a doctor and didn’t make it.
@fdscampbell & @mattyhugh know me very well - a scarf and some #cardsagainsthumanity ! Thanks so much guys!
Merry Christmas Eve everybody! And anyone working today I will see you at 7!!!
Bad days happen.
It’s a fact of life.
But not all bad days are equal.
I’m sure we can all agree on that. Especially not a bad day for a nurse in the Emergency Department.
The futher into my career I get, the more I realize how true this statement is… when I come home from possibly the most awful day at work and you text a friend.
"How was your day?" they ask.. you respond politely with "really bad…" and then this person goes off on a meaningless tangent about how some child in her classroom bought her something for Christmas. She didn’t even care about what my day was like….
A bad day for a nurse? The death of a child from a horrific MVC. The look on a mother’s face after… knowing she will never be able to celebrate Christmas with that child ever again. The feeling of chest compressions on such a tiny body, the pale look of death, and seeing it with your own eyes. Seeing a family - shattered.
All I wanted was some sympathy I guess, or even acknowledgement that - for me - bad days are different, and these things affect us.
I couldn’t even bring myself to respond to this friend, I was angry, and hurt. But now I guess I can’t really expect much from her… I mean she chose a different path, a different career.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my job sooo very much, I can’t imagine doing anything else…. but if I was in it only for the money, none of the heartache and pain would be worth it. You can’t say oh nurses make a lot of money, if you’ve never had a truly bad day.
I’m basically 5 years old… But nothing beats Christmas movies and hot chocolate #okayitsspiked #mmmmbaileys
I deconstruct my thoughts… turned 3 today! Hard to believe it’s been 3 years!!! Don’t ever change, tumblr! … well unless you really want to!