Do You See Exciting Stuff?

My least favorite and most frequently asked questioned when people find out I’m an ER nurse is “do you exciting things all the time?” My answer is no. No I don’t see exciting stuff all the time. Most of my patients are belly pain, chest pain, chronic problems and people frustrated and exhausted with their…

Stitch Fix, You’re my Fav

This post is a little late, but I am once more totally obsessed my May stitch fix. First things first this white shirt – I am totally obsessed with. I wore it for my birthday dinner outings. I love the lace detail down the front and the back and the little key hole is just…

Stitchfix Round 2

My second stitchfix came today! Yayy! It actually came a week later than it was expected because something happened with the original one they sent, so I want to take a second to brag about how awesome they’re customer service was – they caught the error, I didn’t even have to call and ask what…

Scars Make You Beautiful

For the year of 2017 so far I’ve been oddly in love with the song scars to your beautiful, it’s a pretty popular song, so you’ve likely heard, but in case not, here’s a link. These lines in particular strike me so powerfully: But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark You should…

Through the Eyes of a New Nurse

Tonight I was taking my trash out and the dumpster is a bit of a hike so I had some time to think. I was talking to some of my friends from nursing school today and one of them was mentioning not wanting to see her family for Easter tomorrow because she’s just so exhausted,…

I Feel Pretty 

In this transition to adult life I’ve spent some time evaluating my closet and realized it’s basically leggings, yoga pants, cheap t-shirts and some oversized sweatshirts and cardigans. Very collegey. And I realized I want my wardrobe to become a little more professional, a little more adult. But the thing is every time I go…

Doing the Best we Can

  Maybe, just maybe we’re all doing the best we can with what we’ve got.  In her book Rising Strong, Brene Brown shares a story about a speaking engagement she does rather begrudgingly and she gets a roommate who seems to be a messy person (it’s Ch 6 if you’re curious). When Brown returns from…

Rend Your Hearts

Yet even now return to me – return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning. Rend your hearts not your garments, and return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love… Joel 2:12-13 As we’re 5 days into lent I’ve been…

Only By Grace

A couple months ago I was talking with my mentor. And I was telling her that going to church was really hard. I didn’t want to pray. I didn’t want to go to mass. I had one day off a week and I wanted to spend it in my underwear watching tv – I didn’t…

Lessons in Unconditional Love

Lately, it seems, Jesus is teaching me more and more about what it means to not only love unconditionally, but to be loved unconditionally. My more stubborn nature often makes me less receptive to love people want to offer me. My life’s story and some of the ways I have been hurt make me less…

Mind Over Matter

Okay, so I’m a runner at heart. I’ve been running since I was in middle school… well, really I’ve been running since I was a kid. I would always run down my driveway when I got off the school bus. But I’ve been running as a sport/recreational activity/therapeutic activity for several years. So if you…

Letting Go of Perfectionism

As the new year struck my newsfeed was filled with posts about people’s word for the year. My small group leader asked if we had a word for the year. I didn’t realize this was such a thing that people did. But it’s a really good idea. New years resolutions are hard. It’s easy to want…