Happy Nurse's week! I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my life. So grateful to have such a fulfilling career. I often meet people at their most vulnerable moments. After life-threatening trauma or illness and I have the privilege of being there to care for them at their most fragile. I get to witness the most miraculous survival stories and the most heartbreaking tragedy. When the family is distraught I have the duty to care for them, to educate them on what's happening, and to encourage them to rest, remind them to eat, and allow them to cry. And to advocate for quality care when the patient has no family. I work with an amazing team of care providers. Although my shifts are long, and I can often be physically exhausted from work I still look forward to each and every shift. I never know what I'm walking into that day but I know I'm going to learn something and I know I've got a great team to back me up. I want to say that nursing has really allowed me to focus more on what's important in life. Health & family. Our bodies are doing everything possible to keep us alive. We should treat it with the care and respect it deserves. Life is too fragile to destroy our bodies with food, drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. We all have our vices. Mine is food. It always will be. I will always have this obsession and the desire to overeat and overindulge. And I've been working on controlling it for 3 years now. But taking control of my health and fitness has seriously made me better at my job. I'm stronger, less lethargic. We could all spend less time trying to impress strangers online and more time investing in our interpersonal relationships. Who's gonna be there for you?