I’m around, I’m just tired and busy.
Ever since coming back from California, I have been incredibly busy. I’m taking a healthcare ethics course which I’m sure will be the death of me. It’s too life-consuming and yesterday after working 13 hours, I headed home to finish a project that was due at noon today. 32 hours later and I’m still awake. I feel tired, delirious and sick. It’s part of the sacrifices I have to make if I want to continue being a registered nurse, it’s a mandatory duty. Did I mention this is not my only course this semester?
The entire Eastern seaboard has been under massive amounts of snow and ice that seems never-ending. I haven’t mentioned that I’m moving to South Carolina, probably this year, realistically next. I’m excited about this new venture and I’m afraid at the same time. I know this may sound like a silly reason but I love my colleagues. I love my fellow nurses, the fellows, attendings, how friendly the surgeons are, and the relationship I’ve cultivated with my nurse manager. Having come from a place where nurses ate their young, this place felt like a perfect fit right from the start. I’m afraid I’ll never find that feeling anywhere else but in this children’s hospital. It’s what’s holding me back. I spent nights sleeping in the hospitals during snowstorms and when Hurricane Sandy came through a few years ago. We go to breakfast, lunches, dinners and even vacation together.
Anyway, I’m scheduled to leave this Friday for Disney World, to run the Glass Slipper Challenge. I don’t have a costume ready and I haven’t packed. I have run probably 10 miles since Tinker Bell a month ago. I have to work the next two days, and assignments for this damn class are due. One, Wednesday night and the other on Friday, which means that tomorrow night, I’ll be awake again for a long time.
Enough complaining 🙂
Good News: I got into the 2014 Broad Street Run. I won the lottery, haha!!! I also went shopping this week for a new MacBook Pro and I’m in love. I’ve had an iMac for years but wanted something I can sit on the couch or at Starbucks with.
Now for some pizza topped with sriracha and off to sleep.