I am tired. Really, really tired. I am tired of the hateful balance of skepticism and narcissism in society. I am tired of the emotional desensitization that has come with highlighting gruesome rampages on media - to be remembered and prayed about on Twitter for a whole two hours. I am tired of more awareness… Continue reading Don’t let the ugly in others kill the beauty in you
This feels pessimistic in nature, which conflicts hard with my baseline vibe. But I'm just going to outright say it: You can't save everyone. I have watched a newborns heart physically beating, their chest open and vessels craving abetment... and I could not save them. I have stroked an infants hair as their brain actively… Continue reading You Can’t Save Everyone
Over the past year and it's many transitions I have both risen and fallen with the sun and one persistent, overwhelming thought: Who AM I and what was I CREATED for? A thought so perplexing, nagging, and intrusive that I constantly felt weighed down by the mistrust in my own answers. One of the hardest… Continue reading The Space Between the Bones
Let me start by saying that what Iowan's consider "bugs", the average non-midwesterner (me) could mistake as small dinosaurs. Opinions aside, the "bugs" in Iowa are LOOKING FOR LOVE. They are full of hugs and kisses, and waiting for some sweet skin to sink in on. This sweet skin comes walking into my office as… Continue reading We all get bit, sometimes.
In the midst of my mid-life crisis and career transition, I have found myself at a crossroad or two. I struggled with my transition away from the hospital not only from the time that I chose to leave it, but from the moment I entered it. I knew from the beginning that my professional longings… Continue reading What do you do?
I started this post with different intentions. I had intentions to talk about a slew of topics whirling through my mind but for some reason everything I typed all came back to swimming. Every piece of writing navigated toward the water, as much of my life tends to. Sometimes you don't know what your heart wants… Continue reading A friend like mine
You've all seen the memes by now, and chances are even if you aren't a nurse your feed is full of nurses ON FIRE. Recently, a video snippet of Senator Maureen Walsh of Washington was released of her discussing nurses complaining about being tired working 12 hour shifts even though she bets they play cards… Continue reading What 18% of nurses wish senators talked about.