I woke yesterday at 445 AM, my mind racing. I stopped realizing exactly 4 weeks ago to the minute I was being rushed into surgery. I visited the ICU again but this time as the one in the white coat. I am one of those people (Yes I can see the eye roll) that truly believes everything happens for a reason.
Idk why the 🐶decided it was a good idea to eat grass and puke all over, or why no one invented peanut butter Oreos growing up 🤷🏼♀️ but .. there is a reason.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in ourselves, careers, goals, and lives without slowing down. I was forced to slow down.
Looking at the sickest of the sick I realized Maybe it was because I forgot why Im a nurse. Why I love what I do. The real reason behind moving alone across the country becoming a Critical Care NP. Or maybe it was to realize how unbelievably lucky I am to be surrounded by all the beautiful people in my life. The ones who appreciate my scars, bruises, bad jokes, sense of humor, puzzles, and love of 🍪#stoptolookaround #pennMedicine #criticalcareNP #babesinscrubs #eat🍪