Did you/Do you "get a glow about you"?

  1. Last night at work, a nursing student came into the store and was searching for a dress for her convocation. We spent a good 45 minutes chatting about school, her experiences, my future plans etc... When she finally had to leave, she said that she was so amazed at how excited and serious I am about my future as a nurse. She said I had such a glow about me during our entire conversation, and she had not seen that in some time!
    She wished me all the best, and I bid her the same.

    My supervisor agreed that I "get a glow about me" when I am talking about nursing and my future.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Does it pass?

    It makes me feel so wonderful that other people can recognize my commitment to this.

    Hope this finds you all having a great day
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  3. by   Jen2
    Yes I also get that glow. I've even been asked if I was in love or something by the people I work with. I say yes! With nursing!

    Best of luck to you.
  4. by   Catma63
    I've been told several times by customers in the restaurant I work part-time in that I had "that something", that I'd make a wonderful nurse, that they could see me as a nurse, etc etc. Makes me feel good to hear them say it and makes it seem "realer" to me. I'm like, "Me. A nurse. Wow!" Gets me all excited just thinking about it.
    However, I always associate a glow with having sampled a really tasty morsal of chocolate.
  5. by   RN2007
    Watch out because there are always the people that seem to have "a glow" when in essence it is just their makeup that brightens up the face, the eyes, etc. - it is all the rave in the stores and some women just wear moisturizer and a little of this glowpowder or highlighting sticks, lol.... You can find this type makeup, powders at most any drug store, there are many types and brands, and you look very natural... I know because I get told all the time what pretty skin I have, am I in love, blah blah blah.. I just use that thin glow powderstick that turns even dull, lifeless skin into luminous and younger looking skin. I even know a few men who wear this stuff! And no, I do not sell this, I just know that the public really seems to like the look and that models have used this stuff for years to help give their skin a "glow".
  6. by   fnimat1
    Before we brought our house (we've been here for about a year)...the woman that we were renting from said the same thing to me...lol. She said, " Are you a nurse?" I said, "No, why do you ask?" She replied, "You have this certain glow about you....you seem very nurturing....like you're in a healthcare profession." I smiled and told her that I had aspirations on becoming a nurse and she told me to make sure that I went for it. This made me feel really good....mainly because at this time I wasn't sure if I wanted to do it.

  7. by   PennyLane
    Great stories!

    I was told I'd be a great nurse from the nurses I assisted when I was volunteering in the SICU. One day I took it upon myself to clean up a lady who had made a bit of a mess of herself in her bed. I know it was only a small thing, but a lot of people would have been grossed out by it, and I did it and I wasn't even getting paid! Her nurse was very busy with another patient, and I couldn't let this poor woman sit there any longer covered in feces.

    It was at that point that I realized I truly do have what it takes, at least with dealing with bodily fluids. I'd also watch the nurses do trach care, suctioning, dressing changes, etc, and I was totally fascinated the entire time.

    Can't wait!
  8. by   LorraineCNA
    Okay....and exactly what is this stuff called and who makes it?

    "I just use that thin glow powderstick that turns even dull, lifeless skin into luminous and younger looking skin"

  9. by   FutureNurse2005
    lol...we've got 2 different topics going in here!