Mashira, thanks for posting this! I'm actually one of those people that have started some "bitter threads", sharing and venting about my bad experiences in my first year of nursing. But you are right about making mistakes--its something to learn from and improve on for the next work day. And any place one goes, there will always be someone that's rude and not a team player. Its good you "kill them with kindness"; my attitude is just ignore them and do my work (but still vent elsewhere), since I have little patience to bother with the "kindness" part (even if that sounds mean).
I still don't like my unit (psych) and continue to question my place in nursing, but despite the "bad stuff" it sure has taught me a lot. Things like, learning about the kind of nurse I DON'T want to be like; increasing my self confidence (although I still have a lot to work on, I have to say, it has taught me to be more vocal and put my foot down with patients--I work in psych too--even show some wit towards a difficult doctor to get him to order an IV for a pt who wasn't eating or drinking much the past several days. When he didn't want to order the IV, I still can't believe I "talked back" and said, "well, if you want the patient to get more dehydrated and more confused, don't order an IV". Sure enough he did and the pt became much more alert); even teaching me things about myself, like certain qualities I need to improve on (like patience with myself and others).
Like any job, and life in general, nursing has its ups and downs. But its so much easier to focus and remember tha bad than the good. Its time to focus more on the good and the happy :)
P.S. I'm glad you seem to have found your niche right away. I think part of my problem is that I haven't found mine yet. I start a new job in a new unit soon, so hopefully it will be one step closer to finding my place in this big nursing world.despite all the times I've questioned continuing my nursing career, I guess I haven't quite given up on it