Practice On

I’ve never thought of exercise as a practice. I’ve been a runner for 10+ years, the consistency variable, but I’ve identified as a runner since I was in middle school. It’s my sport, so to say. But as of late I’ve gotten into yoga, for a variety of reasons. It makes me feel good. The slow, steady…

Nurses Grieve Too

I talked to my best friend today. We had texted each other intermittently over the last few weeks but hadn’t had a good conversation in about two week. I’ve been friends with this woman for 7 years and in the last 4 she has really become one of my best friends. Just shy of a…

Be Healed

Monday’sGospel hit right to the core. For the last 6 mos I have really struggled. Struggled to believe if God existed, and if he did exist that he was good and had our best interest in mind. For even longer I struggled with a desire to go to mass. I started realizing that so much…

Hope for a Hopeless Situation

January 9, 2018 will mark 4 years since my diagnosis with chronic tension migraines. This month marks 1 year medication free. It honestly feels like a total lifetime ago. I got a migraine in Oct, which wasn’t uncommon for me. I’d struggled with getting headaches for years, but ibuprofen usually took care of it. Except…

If Not for Mary

If not for Mary, if not for Mary, if not for Mary. The line came to me as I was in that dangerous place of sleeping to being awake. That dangerous time in a day when some of my deepest thoughts come. I knew it was meant for my next blog post. If not for…

Pray for Vegas

A part of me hates that the immediate response to great tragedy is to pray for the place it happened and the people it happened to. I get the concept. I get that we feel helpless and so saying a prayer makes us feel like we’re doing something. I get that there’s a sense of…

Living the Dream

Today in my facebook memories this photo showed up – my first time putting on my purple scrubs and my last first day of clinical. I made a sappy facebook post about it (classic). I remember being so excited ordering those stinking purple scrubs and putting them on for the first time, not even to…

Almost Three Months In

In a week it will be 3 weeks since I was unleashed as a nurse and started night shift. People tend to ask me how’s it going, which is a question that can have a different answer depending on the day. So here’s a couple things I can tell you I am constantly amazed by my…

Style Me Pretty

It has been a minute since my last stitch fix. I got one earlier in the summer but only ended up keeping one item, so it didn’t seem worth it to post. In my stitch fix profile I explained that I recently graduated college and am working towards transitioning my wardrobe to be more adult….

You Are Enough

Yesterday, in my attempt to sleep before going into work (i’m on night shift), I was scrolling through facebook and saw a picture of friend whom I’ve known since she was in diapers. I know this particular person has struggled a lot with insecurity, with self consciousness, as so many women do. As I looked…

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…