In a strange twist, my own vandalization has been vandalized itself.
Even my fat pants have stopped lying to me.
I made it 11 years until one day, I saw something that looked suspiciously like a cavity.
Which are you?
I want you to know that I carry your words in my heart.
I'm treading water at best.
I have never been a person who sought out being a member of a peer group. I identify as an extrovert loner (shut up, that's a thing). Every aspect of the nursing profession has challenged my typical social position. Once I entered nursing school I was forced into becoming a member of a very elite … Continue reading The Nursing Club: Trial by fire.
It's important for you to have a bit of my running history to kick this off. In elementary school I remember being one of the fastest in my class. I was tiny and light and it was pretty easy for me. Fast forward to high school. I tried for a hot minute as a freshman … Continue reading 13 Thoughts I Had While Running My First 5k
The nursing profession is complex. We do try to be the people our patients need and deserve but we are only human. There were plenty of examples of RNs showing their humanity... here's a few. - We probably don't practice what we preach. An RN has the responsibility to promote the highest level of health … Continue reading Confessions of an RN: We are only human.
Mental healthcare is a topic that is widely talked about but limitedly understood. I by no means claim to have all the answers but as a mental health nurse I do have some insight. We do not become mental health nurses by accident. No one just falls until mental health nursing. Pursuing a career in … Continue reading What a mental health nurse wants you to know about mental health care.