Monday, October 1, 2012

10 Reasons Why I’m “Okay” With Being A Nurse ( For Now)

      1.     I get the BILLS to pay for THE bills with my job.

2.     I may not be good at it, but I know the basics.

3.     I’m more comfortable inside hospitals than banks or bars.

4.     If I accidentally staple myself at work, I don’t have to call an ambulance or 911.

5.     I can get a free consultation just by having a chitchat with Dr. Specialist about her…dog.

6.     Nursing is my own personal brand of adventure- without going to the extremes.

7.     I can look credible in my whites even if I don’t know shit.

8.     I like hospital food. The kitchen cook is way better at cooking than I am.

9.     If I get lost for any reason, the nursing supervisor will exhaust all means to find me.

10.  This is what God wants me to be at this point in my life.


There are some days when I just want to be anywhere BUT at work. If I keep it real, I’d say almost every day. But come to think of it: Had I been a writer, would I want to actually write? I might have suffered from some sort of burnout before I could get something done. It is in nursing that I was able to witness- and experience- various emotions and all sorts of drama that inspires my writing. I have this feeling that had I been something else other than what I am today, a nurse at that, I wouldn't have realized my dream of becoming a writer. Now, more than any other day of my life, I am grateful to be in this profession. It pays my bills, contributes to my personal growth in all aspects, and inspires me in my writing. The least I can give back are some years of my life- without the daily whining. I’m working on it.

Photo courtesy of Ann Margarett

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