Scrubs ✅ Badge ✅ Scrunchie ✅
This has been my fit for 90% of the nights since August. The night shiffffftttt, 7p/11p to 7am. I am working six 8 hour shifts at Providence Sacred Heart Cardiac Care Transplant and six 12 hour shifts at MultiCare Valley Intensive Care Unit. That is 12 of 14 days, biweekly. I am also a full time student finishing my RN-to-BSN, Bachelor’s of Nursing. I can probably total up 100+ pages of nonsense that I’ve written.
Yes, I had some harder days than other. One, to a point where I completely broke down at a public Starbucks and took a brief hiatus from social media 🤦🏽♀️🙈 But with that said, my love for this profession of nursing has grown so much more.
I love being at the bedside. I work with and learn from the most outstanding people every where I’ve gone. What excites me the most is how there is so much more for me to learn and continue to grow not only as a nurse, but nourishments to my own personal life. I’ve always been an independent and driven person doing things on my own with big goals to achieve that work life balance. Which right now is rouuughh.
My mind, body, and spirit did take a toll these last several months. Battling with anxiety is real. Comparing lives through the rose stained glass of scrolling through apps got to me. Feeling like there is just not enough time or having to say no and miss out on things. At the end of the day, all I can do is reset and recharge to conquer it all again.
One day, I’ll revamp this spiel in hopes of getting into a CRNA program.
For now, I’m wearing those pictured scrubs and will be walking through hospital doors for my 7th of 9 shifts at 1900.
I am so grateful for all the people along my journey of life. My coworkers surprised me with a pizza party. I can not wait to see some of my favorite people next weekend!! There will be some big things happening this upcoming year. Thanks for tuning in & all the birthday wishes! 💕