New Grad RN - 20 Months In - Advice to Old Me

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It’s that time again. Reflections as I move ahead. More things I wish I told myself before becoming a nurse.

1. Be careful not to become a nurse to everyone. It’s one thing to take care of all of your patients, it is another to do that 36 hours a week and come home and take care of your husband,…

We need to be a little bit kinder to each other in nursing; We need to be more understanding, that some days it is damn near impossible to have it all together. We need to remember what it feels like to be so overwhelmed, that you just can’t catch a breath until the finish line. We can all benefit from considering how difficult it is to give a solid report when someone is attempting to intimidate you, and before we criticize another nurse’s practice, we can perhaps take a step back and examine the times we’ve not been on point, or made mistakes, and just hoped for a little kindness & understanding
Nurse X (via dancingnurse-ed)

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3AM: the time to miss people who don’t miss you.
Ten Word Story #11 (via bl-ossomed)

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If you find yourself thinking “Wait. Can’t say that. He’ll think I’m weird and fucked up.” Ditch them and find someone who responds with something twice as weird and three times as fucked up.
Jeremiah Van Guilder (via timid)

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You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she’s beautiful, she’ll think you’re sweet, but she won’t believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding… And sometimes that’s enough.”

"But there’s a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you… Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn’t seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.


Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of The Wind (via wordsnquotes)
I hate to say it but
home is a 5’11 hazel eyed
form of an answered prayer
and I only wish my mother
warned me about the kind of homes
you find inside of people

Suhur Omar, Home (via abovemyflaws)

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want or you can just get old
You’re gonna kick off before you even
Get halfway through
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?