Well, I managed to survive my first full time week back at work. Luckily, once I am trained I will only be working 2 twelve hour shifts a week. I will also be working nights. So as a nurse that means 7pm to 7am. Working nights is hard and it's not my favorite thing to do but at least I can breathe easy knowing my precious babies are at home snug in their beds.
My last week as a stay at home mom was really tough on me. There were a lot of tears. Being a stay at home mom has been by far the hardest and most beautiful thing I have ever done. If we had money I would stay home forever making a beautiful life for my sweet babies but unfortunately we don't.
That being said, I forgot how much I love being a nurse. Being a nurse in my opinion is very similar to being a mother. It's a very noble profession. It's grueling, it's stressful, it's emotional and you often go unrewarded. However, the rewards you do receive are the kind that will change you forever. To be present for people's most tragic and most joyous event's in their lives is a true honor and one that I cherish.
I forgot how much I love being a nurse. This prayer inspires me to be a better person and a better nurse.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.