Night Shift Survival Recipe 1/3 cup good food 1/3 cup laughter 1/3 cup positive thoughts dash of teamwork, and a sprinkle of not giving too many shits Start with positive thoughts and let them marinate hours before work starts Ensure that the good food is prepped, or speak with coworkers before hand to ensure that … More Night shift
4 nurses, 5 days, one trip. Here we go. Day One My California adventure started at 315 am on a rainy Ottawa morning. Dragging myself out of bed, putting on sweats, and standing outside waiting for my Uber to arrive at 330. The minute we landed in Los Angeles I could feel the difference in … More California Dreamin’ (more like San Diego)
It’s been a long time since my last blog post. To be honest, writing about being a nurse makes me feel vulnerable, and raw. In a profession in which we spend a lot of time trying to learn from the past and move on it is hard to re hash past experiences. Thanks to a … More The “Q” Word
So after a 2 week family vacation, straight back to work for a week and a half, getting a cold and starting my specialization course in Toronto, I am back to blogging. I was thinking about it. But, as it usually does, life got in the way. Onwards and upwards. I’m going to chat a … More Medical Assisted Death
So the past week I have been working at a summer camp. Yes, a summer camp. I recently stepped into a part time position at the hospital and the hours (and circumstance) happened to align. One of my best friends is a teacher, and during the summer she works as a camp director for a … More New job for a week
Today a man tried to hit me. He had his fist raised and was ready to smoke me across the head. Luckily there was a student nurse with me and she grabbed his hand and uttered a warning. I looked at this man who had been in and out of consciousness for a week and … More Laughter is the best medicine
Something is better then nothing. I say this a lot in life. I could actually probably say that this is one of my life mottos. Whether it’s exercise or work, or just anything really – something is always better then nothing. It’s a less intense way of saying: “the only real failure in life is … More Something is better then nothing
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