I'm still here - promise!

Man. Life gets busy and before you know sooooo much time has passed!!! It feels like yesterday I posted and actually, it's been over a month. Like...March is half over. WHAT?!?!?! 

I did eventually get over my cold. It took a long time. It was horrible. First respiratory. Then GI. Then respiratory again. Terrible.

I didn't set any February or March goals. Mostly to just get back into a routine and feel better. Fair enough, right?

Okay, so the BIG announcement I was talking about...my mom and I decided to become LuLaRoe independent retailers!!!! We are so excited! We received our inventory at the end of February and have begun selling. So, please feel free to join our VIP shopping page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoechelsealisa/

We would love to have you!!! I will be devoting a lot of time to get this up and running, so I apologize if I'm not around as much! :) 

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The Plague

It's official. 

I have caught whatever plague has been floating around. It's terrible. I hope no one else catches it. Needless to say, I didn't make it back to the gym in January. Therefore, failed the goals. Par for the course I suppose!! I can only do better this month. I was successful in decluttering the house a bit. It definitely could use some more.

So for February - stay tuned for a new goals/wish list. I signed up for a next subscription with Just Fab - just to try it. I will post a review once I receive the items.

Also, stay tuned for a big announcement later this month. So many exciting things happening!

Sorry for the boring post. Thanks for sticking it out with me. 

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Being a "real nurse" again

Last week was a difficult week for a lot of people. While the government was turning over a new president and new people came to power, I was working the night shift in an intensive care unit. I think I mentioned before that I decided to leave my cushy office job and go back to being a "real nurse" (as termed by many people - I was still a real nurse in my opinion). 

I can honestly say that over the past 4-ish years, I forgot what it was like to be a "real nurse". I mean, I was still a "real nurse". I was educating staff and occasionally helping out on the floor. I picked up weekend hours. But I forgot what being on your feet for 12 hours felt like. 

I forgot that I will I come home and my feet and my back will hurt. Because I am constantly going between rooms to titrate drips, check vital signs, perform assessments, and make sure that someone's loved one is safe for the 12 hours that I am on shift. 

I forgot what it felt like to not be able to go drink, eat and pee whenever I need to. 

I forgot what it felt like to have a knot in my throat because I am holding back tears because I know, that despite my best efforts and the best efforts of the entire medical staff, I won't be able to save this patient. And I can't let the family see that I know their loved ones fate because they don't know or realize it yet.

I forgot what it feels like when a family thanks you for doing everything you could do to help. And what it feels like when you do actually help someone and they get better.

I forgot that after a 12-hour shift, when I close my eyes, I will hear the beeps of call lights, telemetry monitors, IV pumps, and ventilators until I eventually fall asleep.

I forgot how much I love taking care of people. I am happy to be a real nurse again.

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