It is so strange to start a new job. Especially as a nurse right out of school. There is such a learning curve! As prepared as I was- I was still so green. The amount of responsibility that is placed in your hands everyday that you go to work is so overwhelming, and although I have been working for almost 2 months now, I still cannot believe that I am the ones caring for these people- that it is me that they must rely on and trust it. It is a humbling experience.
Not that everyday is rainbows and warm fuzzy's. I am definitely pushed to my limits, but I am finding that my limit is expanding daily and that patience (something that I have never possessed much of) is truly a virtue, and something I am working on.
All in all- my job blesses me in ways I can't even comprehend and that is why I chose the path that I did to begin with- To touch lives and in turn have my life touched by those that I am able to take care of. So as my Mee Maw says in reference to life's many blessings, "I am a rich lady".
So life is good.
I have a new apartment- and I love it (when the washing machine AND dishwasher aren't spilling all over the floor). It's in Mountain Brook and the area is just great. I can walk downtown to the shops and whatnot and it only takes me 5 minutes to get to work. When the weather is nice I can raise the windows and turn to AC off and play music. I can't hear the interstate or see parking lots. It's nice. Lots of people my age, so I am hoping I can meet some new people. Eventually my bff Marie will be home, and she has requested living arrangements on my couch, so that will be fun.
And, I have this boy that I like. He's been around for a while and I am hoping that he will continue to hang in there with me. Long distance is no fun but we like each other so we deal with it. He also is adored by my many nieces and nephew. Who wouldn't love someone that will play ball and 'horsey' anytime you ask. Needless to say I don't exist when he's around- but it's ok- I don't blame them. He's fun.
|Addie Ruth and Jeremy|
This sweet little one joined us on July 9th.
So I spend as much time as I can soaking up her newborness before she grows up. I fear she will be the last of the nieces/nephews so I don't want to miss out.
Other than that not much has been going on. Things have come together and I am getting back to being me. The best is yet to come.
Oh and I also got this during the summer.