I have a tendency to feel overwhelmed very quickly. I’m an organizer, a list maker. But sometimes those lists can be consuming. Especially when doing a job I have little experience in. My new professional life is wonderful and fulfilling. However a lot of times I doubt my abilities because I often don’t understand the conversations around me. I don’t speak medical jargon. I don’t know the difference between RN, LPN, Techs. I look at the list, spanning over two pages, thinking I can’t get all this done. Hell, I don’t even know what half of these things are or how to address them. But I begin. By noon, I’m ready for a mental break, for fresh air, for a breeze and rustling leaves. I sit in the courtyard to eat my lunch. I enjoy these moments of solitude. They are few and far between these days. And when I return to my desk I look at my list and I’m shocked. I’ve checked off more than half of the items on it. And I remind myself what I have to over and over....I CAN do it. I AM doing it.