Monday, April 23, 2012

Excuse me while I dust things off in here! I'm shocked that I remembered my password and how to start a post. I keep waiting for life to slow down, but that never seems to happen. I'm slowly adjusting to the new unit I'm on at work. I'm on my original unit every other weekend and this unit on the opposite weekends. I'm learning so much, and enjoy the challenge. There are times when I get extremely overwhelmed. I have found that I'm fairly good under pressure. I don't freak out and throw my hands in the air. I focus, get through whatever the situation is, and then allow myself time to recover once everything is under control. The residents I care for teach me so much about life and myself. In the beginning it was a constant frustration of mine that I wasn't able to spend much time with each patient. As I work through each shift, I notice that the smallest of things seem to be important to them. The extra few seconds I take to ask them about their day, talk about the baseball game that is on, or give them a hug that bring a spark to their eyes and make them smile. I try very hard to always put myself in their shoes, to experience things from their perspective. I'm looking forward to spring and summer, to campfires, and visits with friends. My sister and her daughter should be here by then. I'm looking forward to having them here.

1 comment:

Kelli said...

I'm so happy you posted! I check in occasionally, hoping for a new post. :) I need to see pictures of those kiddos! It's been too long, and since I'm no longer on Facebook, I really miss out!