(My first pair of work clogs. They've changed. I've changed. But we're still both going strong.)
Sometimes being a nurse is hard. Sometimes I want to poke my eyes out and pull my hair and SCREAM as loud as I can. But I don't. I suck it up and I deal with it. And then there are the days when I'm reminded why I became a nurse. Today was one of those days. It was a good day.
I watched the Oprah finale and, I have to say, I thought it was pretty phenomenal. One of her quotes really resonated with me (I took notes) and it reminded me of how I want to be with my patients in my nursing practice.
"I see you. I hear you. And what you say, matters to me."
Cheesy, I know. But, often times, that's all a patient wants. Validation. Knowing that you understand them and that you are listening.
Do you ever lose sight of why you went into your chosen career? Every once in awhile I question why I became a nurse. But then I have a day like today. And I fall back in love with my profession.