…It has been a year and half since my last post…
I know, I’m terrible at this. I actually forgot I still had a blog. Until my boyfriend told me that for my “new years resolution”, I should write in my blog again. It’s already the end of January, but hey, I’m here. I really do enjoy writing, I swear! I feel that I can articulate myself much better through writing than I can verbally, or on the spot. I was just reading my previous posts and realized how much I miss ranting and rambling to the world (…OK
maybe likely definitely just the one or two people who actually read my posts…including me…).
I’m currently wondering how I can possibly get my readers up to date since the last time I wrote, which was…July 2015. Geez. Babies born then are walking and talking now. Anyway, the first thing I did when I dug out my blog from its cyberspace grave is update the “About Me”. Because, ladies and gentlemen, I’m a whole new person! …just kidding… not much has changed and life has been pretty much the same (+/- a few things as life goes) as it was a year and a half ago. Well, besides the obvious fact that I can no longer self-identify as a new nurse. I think photos also need to be changed once in a while, but people might realize how crazily I have aged after being a bedside nurse for 2 years. Ha…ha…
Anywho. Quick catch up with my personal life. I’m putting my mind on rewind, back to 2 summers ago (I can practically hear the whirr). Besides working almost full-time hours that a casual nurse does not normally do, I have been to Ottawa and back to Toronto countless weekends, gone on several amazing backcountry camping trips in Algonquin Provincial Park, went to Germany and Spain over the Christmas holidays, made the newbie mistake of most first-timers to Europe and travelled to WAYYYYY too many countries over a span of 3 weeks in the company of my best friend, and witnessed many sunsets more beautiful than the last. Oh! I also moved out of my parents’ house and into a one-bedroom apartment downtown! Yay! I am now a sucker for new housewares and sales at the grocery store. …But damn that rent…and those hydro bills…
In terms of catching you all up with my professional/work life, work has been quite blah recently. The patients being admitted to the unit are heavier than it has ever been (and even senior nurses are saying this!), so shifts have been incredibly stressful the last few months (but that’s nothing new). Won’t go into details here and now but thank goodness for being able to leave work at work. Anyway, so far into my career I have completed one post-grad Coronary Care 1 course and had a pre-grad nursing student under my wing for a couple of months. Which just means she followed my work schedule and I have to try to teach all that I know in the few short months she is training on the unit. She passed with flying colours and nobody died so that’s a good sign, right?!
I really do wish I could have written more about each personal and professional experience in more detail, but those times have passed and there will always be more exciting things to come. I do know that I won’t be working on the General Medicine unit forever, so I will definitely try to update my blog whenever that happens (months or years from now, who knows). I plan to take another course with Humber College and get my Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course done sometime this year, so hopefully that works out (writing that here is actually really good motivation to get it done)! I also have a sweet vacation coming up soon where I’ll be gone for almost a month! Hint: the mountains were calling. Maybe I’ll write about it next time 😉
Full disclosure: I don’t know if this is a comeback post, or a goodbye forever post, or a hey-guys-it’s-been-another-year-since-I-last-posted kind of situation, but hey, life is busy when you’re paying the bills and everything in between! 😉