You know how it feels when you are so excited about something, you just want to burst until you can tell someone? I have been experiencing so many new things in my clinical rotations, and I am so excited about actually being able to do new nursing skills. Up until last semester we had been doing a lot of CNA type stuff, which I've done before, so it was no big deal to me. Now we're finally getting to do a lot of meds, and dressing changes, and catheters, and other nurse related things, and I am just so excited about it I want to tell my husband all about it when we talk. It's the highlight of my clinical days, and I want to be able to share it with him.
But my husband can't stand to listen to that type of stuff, it really grosses him out. I know I shouldn't feel bad that he's just not into the medical stuff like I am, but I get my feelings hurt when he doesn't want to hear it. I feel like he's missing out on a big part of my life that I can't share with him, and it makes me feel like we are not close anymore. He is supportive in every other way, and is happy for me that I am finally doing what I've always wanted to do, but it is so hard not to be able to share that with him. I do have nursing school
friends I can talk to, but I want him to be a part of this life also.
Has anyone else been through this? I guess I just want to know if this is normal, or if it will get better. Any words of wisdom?