"PassIoN tO wORK"
July 22, 2007 9:50pm CST
The one I have dreamed to be has come into reality. All the hardships and the struggles have been all a mysterious sign to push me through this success. My work is my life now, because without it, something is missing. It is inside me calling my soul to perform the very essence of a nurse. I wake up each day remembering all their faces. Some were smiling and some were on there grimacing grin. But when you look into each of their weary eyes, there is a voice calling you to hold them. I have practiced the magic of touch and how a smile can change a great illness to wellness. I am a witness to this amazing vocation. This is my journey and I know you guys have your stories too. The beauty of work in life if it is filled with beauty and passion. Everyday is a gift so cherish it forever, our work inspires us to keep going and to continue reaching each others hand. It could destroy or change us but always have the power to choose the goodness over the evil one. Like in Harry Potter, he chose the good side over the bad side. The heart to open up and the compassion to help are the valuable things that we can offer to the weak and helpess. In our daily enounter with them we learn to get to know them not just a patient but a friend. I know we have to maintain a patient-nurse relationship but sometimes we are able to reach them by opening ourselves also. It's not the illness we cure but their individuality as well. The acceptance they showed and the openness they learn to share. How great life can be if we learn to give rather than to recieve. The hardest part is the letting go stage especially if you are attached to the patient. We took good care of them and witness their recovery. Now, it's time to say goodbye. It's the difficult part because our care on them was beyond our capabilities as a nurse. We have treated them close as us our loved ones. The parting time, the touch and the last smile we can see from them. Its reality and always been the cycle. Never been easy but one must learn to accept it. This is my life and my passion.
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24 Aug 07
I'm glad that you found your calling. Nursing is a noble vocation. You have fully grasped the real meaning of our work. It's only been two years since I practiced nursing but the profession is not new to me. Both my parents are nurses so I have witnessed at an ealy age the kind of dedication a nurse needs to handle the difficulties as well as truimph of each client. I love my job!
• United States
12 Aug 07
my hats off to you. I am a nurse too and oftentimes I work with other nurses who seem to have lost their passion, or never had it to start with. It's always nice to hear someone be as passionate about being a nurse as I am. I write about being a nurse in my blog and every time I read them I feel a sense of pride. There's a lot of frustrations to being a nurse, but what's most important is at the end of the day, what matters is you have made a patient smile even though another one made you cry.
• United States
24 Jul 07
Congratulations on your graduation into a tough but rewarding career. I have been a nurse for 20 years. I was only 17 when I graduated with my LPN degree and I have worked in just about every aspect of health care. I cant say I have absolutely loved every minute of it, but most of it for sure. Good luck