Friday, October 19, 2012
had my 1 day off from work and did that ever feel good, now on for 4 more. people that don't work in healthcare can't understand how an 8 hour work day is incredibly taxing and usually more than 3 in a row really gets you down. for 8.5 hours straight (because we all know no GOOD nurse gets a 30 min break), you have to be emotionally, spiritually and physically on your game to give the best care to your patients and their family members. i absolutely love what i do and couldn't imagine doing anything else, but am so happy i have fitness to help me process what i've seen/experienced (new cancer diagnosis, vulnerable adult abuse, gaping wounds, people not following any health reccomendations and then wondering why they're so sick...). i won't be able to get to the gym after work tonight as my husband offered me to watch our neice and nephew, the sweet guy. i guess i'll practice some meditation after all the kids are in bed as it's balance i need most in life and often put the relaxation piece on the backburner.