I’d like to start out by saying that I hope that everyone is having a great Thursday. I’m not sure about anyone else’s week, but mine has been long and trying. We’re so close to being done with this work week! Throughout this demanding week I’ve been keeping things in perspective by trying to focus on the countless things I have to be thankful for right now. I believe when times get tough, I believe it’s so important to consider making a little shift of attitude and perspective to help to shine a little light on any situation!
Although my job can be very difficult, I’m beyond blessed to be able to spend my life taking care of people’s physical and mental wellbeing, educating patients and their families on a multitude of different topics, and getting the opportunity to make amazing connections with people on what would otherwise be the worst days of their lives in the emergency room.
I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to be continuing my education at my first-choice university (GO HAWKS!!). I’m so fortunate to be able to continue to learn and grow throughout this journey. This degree is also something that I could never be achieving full time while working full time without the hugely amazing support system I have. They’ve been encouraging me and supporting me from the beginning and the end is finally in sight!
Something that I often take for granted because it’s something that always seems to be there is my pretty constant state of great health. I am reminded often by taking care of my patients that there are so many people in the world who would wish for nothing more than to have good health again, and I am so glad to have mine.
I’ve been blessed with the most wonderful family, parents, friends, boyfriend, and his family. I could really not be more happy or lucky had I hand-picked them all. I know that no matter how terrible of a day or week that I have, that it will pass, that I have this great support group and many people to call and make plans with even if that just means wine on the couch. Life is so much better with my loved ones.
Lastly, I’m thankful for my ability to look for and see the positive in even the worst of situations. My parents worked hard to teach me this and on my worst days, they and my boyfriend remind me how to see this way again.
For all of these things I am thankful this Thursday and each day! What are some things you are thankful for today?
Hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week, hang in there!