Like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, I’m not in Kansas anymore, and it can be a little scary at times! I came home from work yesterday needing a shoulder to cry on. When your a traveler sometimes your organization and the hospital have some disconnect, which can be challenging. Not to mention I had … More IV’s, Infusions, Injections, Oh My!
Well I just moved into my apartment yesterday after a long journey getting here! I wanted to share some insightful and laughable life lessons I’ve learned so far regarding my time in California. 1. Dear 10 lane freeways, I loathe you and the nefarious land dragons who drive around trying to cut me off and … More Ten California Insights as a Traveler
Check out this video I published to say “Thank You” for being apart of The Joyful Nurse community filmed in San Fransisco California in view of the Golden Gate Bridge. My experience in California so far has been wonderful, and I could truly see myself calling this place home. I love the bustling cities, the … More Thank You!
A few weeks ago I felt God impress these words deep into my heart, “I am not going to California to have the time of my life, but to bring others into new life in Christ.” Don’t get me wrong, will I have the time of my life? Most likely! And so far has been … More Bringing New Life
Well I’m here in sunny California. After a very scene drive through the plains of Iowa, the rolling hills of Wyoming, the rock formations and salt flats of Utah, the mountains of Nevada, and finally through redwood forests I arrived for a week of vacationing with my family in NorCal before moving down to SoCal. … More Life in Transition
As I walked out of her room, the light went from my eyes. I had just reprimanded a patient, with dementia. I was so frustrated. She didn’t understand. I had explained this to her what seemed like a million times. When the doctor came in she said, “No one has been in here all day. … More Coping with Dementia
Most people would agree that I am “living the dream.” I have a job that I love and am passionate about, a career that gives me the opportunity to travel to amazing places, and financial stability to pursue what I’ve always wanted. Over the past month I’ve had people say things like, “Your so lucky!” … More Living the Dream
So I have officially been practicing as a nurse for a little over a year now, and so much has happened to be worthy of praise! Since today is my last day on 6000 for a few months I thought I would recap some Nurse Worthy Highlights: The Joyful Nurse–with well over 215 followers and nearly … More Goodbye and Good Luck