Why Your Intuition Is Never Wrong.

I’m going to be open about a situation i’ve touched upon but haven’t really talked about because I think it could help others who have found themselves in similar situations.  I know i’m not alone when I say that I was once cheated on (it was actually multiple times). No the person did not “sleep” with another person, but there eyes did wander to other women and even to the point where he went out to grab coffee with another girl (turning off his phone so I couldn’t call him). I remember that morning so clearly, I was living abroad on…

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To All My Fellow Healthcare Professionals.

Yesterday I moaned and complained about having to go to my Community Service Learning class (albeit it’s once a month) because I felt it was completely redundant and useless. No other nursing school starts placement in the community until second year, so why did we have to sit through this? Shouldn’t this just be inherent knowledge? I mean it’s pretty obvious we’re all caring, intuitive, and kind individuals going into a profession that is often taken for granted. The truth is, no one in nursing school, healthcare aide programs, or even medical school teaches you the skills of compassion or…

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Good Riddance.

2017… I dub thee, the year of BYE! I plan on making a lot of changes in my life this year. A lot of changes involving who I am, and who I want to become. I make terrible choices sometimes. I’m a good person… But not very good to myself. I need the most work in that department. I am sick and tired of letting people walk all over me in a repetitive cycle. Using me. Blaming me. Bullying me. Being fake with me. Judging me. Taking me for granted. But this year I am going to really work on…

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Nurse in Progress.

For someone that came out of one of the toughest years of her life, I must say I am pretty proud of myself for pushing through. The struggle of feeling left down, unconfident in my abilities, and personal struggle led me to believe I wasn’t worthy of good things. That because of all my struggle I would be a failure and wouldn’t even make it through the first semester of nursing school. But I did it and I did damn fine. The nights I spent crying and very much struggling to stay focused and motivated paid off. I mean anatomy…

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Learning to Love What You Do.

It’s only the beginning of working towards my career as a nurse. Oftentimes, I question whether i’m good enough to take on such a large responsibility. Whether I have the capacity to love and care endlessly for all the patients that will come into and out of my life. But then I think about the adrenaline rush I get from reading about treating illness, the mysteries behind disease, meeting new people with interesting stories, and the feel of wearing a uniform that’s well respected. The first term of nursing school has been hard for many reasons. Going through a break…

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Finding Strength

Sometimes you just need to step back and take a moment for yourself. There’s only two options to dealing with the stresses in your life, you either take them in head on and push through or you walk away. But the struggles you face today can be a stepping stone to building your strength for tomorrow, so keep fighting. Live for the moment. Show compassion to yourself and others. Keep your chin up. M

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Sick Not Weak.

What an inspiring and fierce campaign that was launched by the SickKids Foundation. It’s empowering in a sense, in that there’s been a shift from sickness being seen as a weakness to battling sickness being seen as fierce.  Wonderful to see both patients and the staff who provide the necessary and often life-saving care presented in such a brave manner. From the traditional heart-string provoking videos using song’s like Fix You by Coldplay to draw more sympathetic emotions from viewers, it’s a bold move in my opinion to set the background music to the rap song “Undeniable” by Donnie Daydream. It’s…

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Motivation in 20 Minutes.

Honestly. I’ve been so into motivational speeches lately and why do I do things the way I do and how can I do it better. If you’re not developing and growing as an individual, you’re dying. I’m always seeking to better my potential and figure out how is it that I can better myself to better the people around me. I love being inspired, am drawn to finding success and unlocking my own happiness, and enjoy the puzzle of trying to build a better Me. Sometimes, I get stuck or put myself in a position where I don’t know how…

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