That guilty feeling
My mind wanders to dresses, flowers, shoes, guests, decorations, more shoes, hair, make up, love, and even more shoes. Instead of TED host and leg squeezers I’m thinking of heels for the ceremony and maybe some flats for dancing in later? Regardless of where my mind goes, it floats far from the assignments I should be focusing on. Call it day dreaming, or call it senioritis, but inevitably, Monday rolls around and it’s time to get back to work, and even though I know I need to have my me-time, there’s one part of me giving another part of me a guilt trip for not having utilized my time efficiently enough.
“Not cool brain! I need my me-time too”! I shout at it (silently), but it’s too late. It’s week six and I am facing another busy week filled with summaries and objectives. And you know, it’s really hard to just “get back to work” when you’re giving yourself a guilt trip. But at the same time, it’s really hard to get yourself to stop doing it too! What’s done is done, and it’s time to focus again.
Nursing students: how do you get back to focusing after a weekend of, well, NOT focusing?
I'm a brand new, full-fledged, fresh-out-of-school RN! And better yet, I landed the job of my dreams working with children. I love what I do, and while everyday on the job is a new (and sometimes scary) experience, I'm taking it all in - absorbing everything I can about this amazing profession we all fell in love with.
By Ani Burr, RN