Nursing is a funny job, and sometimes I think, can be a bit hidden from people who don't experience it. Even though considering how many thousands of us there are in the country, in the world. It is tiring, demanding, emotionally draining, and sometimes on a shift, I'll just stand there looking at this child in a coma, on a ventilator, and wonder what I'm doing in my life.
But the love always outweighs the negative. I don't know if thats true for everybody, and probably not with the amount of nurses leaving on a daily basis. But for me, and for now in my life, the love of the job out weighs. I hope it does for the rest of my career.
Anyway, I'm rambling. Trying to find a healthy work life balance is key to so much in our lives. You can sometimes feel that nursing just overtakes your life. I dream about being work, get nervous for upcoming shifts on my days off, and sometimes those 13 hour shifts feel like they're never going to end. I hope that finding a healthy work life balance early on, will only benefit me in the coming years and that's my aim for this post. To share some ideas I've found that work for me, and actually get my life back to how I want it to be, rather than taken over with nursing.