I am thankful for many things, but today I am truly thankful for you.
I started this blog in August in an attempt to connect with nurses from all backgrounds, locations, specialties, and experiences. I also wanted to connect with nursing students and new grads needing some encouragement, guidance, and reassurance. What I didn’t realize was how much support and love I would receive from all of you. You have truly made me a better nurse.
I get excited to write every week and connect with you here, on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr. I love finding gifs that make me cry laughing thinking about work and how much you guys would like it. I loved our #nursingreality thing on Twitter. You guys made me cry like 4 times that day. I’ve reflected more on why I love my job more in the past few months than I ever have. So, basically.. what I’m trying to say in a not-so eloquent way is that I appreciate every single one of you and any time you spend at all Nurse Eye Rollin. I enjoy and read every single blog comment, Tweet, FB post/message, email, Tumblr message, and even the little comments under pins on Pinterest.
I hope this blog has offered new nurses some reassurance, some information minus the fluff, some laughs, and support. I hope nursing students have had a peek into what their life may look like in a little while. And I hope seasoned nurses have had a few LOL’s and a place to offer their valuable advice. It’s given me an opportunity to get to know you, what you’re going through, the challenges you face, and mainly the hilariousness that encompasses being a nurse from your perspective.
So thank you. Thank you for your support, encouragement, engagement, and most of all, for the care you give to your patients.
Today I am thankful for you.
So, to all of my nurses working the holiday today, I hope someone brought in something delicious for the carry-in. I hope you get an uninterrupted lunch and it’s actually at lunch time.
I hope you get a light assignment and clock out on time. I hope a family member brings in Starbuck’s coffee for the staff and you get to drink an entire hot cup.
I hope you get some adorable elderly patient that is ever so thankful that you’re taking care of them on the holiday. And I hope they call you “Pumpkin” all day.
I hope you have a quick drive home to food that’s warm and delicious. I hope you get to shower first (duh), put on some comfy non-gross clothes, put your feet up, and nom nom nom. And I hope you’re so comfortable and full that you fall asleep on the couch with a Christmas movie playing in the background.