The last 9 months have been the hardest, yet most transformative months of my entire life. I’ve been stretched not only intellectually, but even more so emotionally and spiritually.
I now finally feel like I’m settling into the rhythm of the city. And even though at times it’s been stressful and all consuming and even lonely, it’s been so worth it. Those low-lows have made the high-highs that much sweeter and now, the lows are few and far between.
And now, in my first week of med/surg I’ve been able to care for sick cardiac patients, learn so many new skills and listen to patients who have the courage to share their hearts.
There are things I’ve loved and things I haven’t loved about each rotation. But more important than just the nursing knowledge is learning so much about the human heart and the human spirit. Whether it’s nursing or dietetics, being able to connect with people in such a real way is what fills me up.