My Days of Nursing: A Bittersweet Love

  1. There is a certain dynamic to life as a nurse, a dynamic which unless you have walked in its path, it might be difficult for you to understand. While I do not presume other professions don't have their days, here is an inkling of "My Days of Nursing";

    There are

    Days when you almost hate nursing

    Days when the patients are (seem) simply evil

    Days when everyone and everything seem to work against you

    Days where you seem to be overwhelmed
    Days where you are almost ready to walk out the door without a backward glance
    Days when you just want to sit down in self-pity
    Days when you think to yourself: I.Just.Can't.Do.This.Anymore...
    Days where you rue the day you registered for the nursing program

    Days, heck when you wish you weren't grown up...

    Then there are

    Days, when everything and anything works out your way
    Days when you know you have the absolute best patients

    Days when the sun seems to be shining just for you and on you alone
    Days when work seems so breezy
    Days you feel as though you are walking on air
    Days you feel extremely content and thankful for your lot in life...

    There will always be days such as these: your attitude is what determines the outcome of your day. Do you choose to grip it with optimism that all will be well or do you choose to handle it with a great deal of skepticism. The choice is yours. See Rudyard Kipling - "IF...".

    Fictional? I don't know!
    Last edit by Joe V on Aug 31, '13
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    So... where is it written that nurses are so special that they don't have to endure the stresses and joys of human life?

    "Mama said there'd be days like this; there'd be days like this, my Mama said!"

    Mama Said - The Shirelles - YouTube
  4. by   silverbat
    "Some days are Diamond, some days are Stone."----John Denver