6-word descriptions of nursing careers
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. He responded with “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”
Today, there are six-word stories about love affairs, lifetimes, tragedies: Name it and there’s a short, to-the-point description of it.
The fine folks here at Scrubs challenged me to come up with a title for my nursing memoir. I figured we could all do one better, with six-word descriptions of our nursing careers. I’ll get us started:
- Never be first to a code.
- Started out in music; no talent.
- Year one: proud. Year 10: prouder.
- Never gets easier to lose one.
- Computer charting chaps my widening butt.
- Joint Commission inspections are still scary.
- Bed’s broken? No problem; I’m MacGyver.
- Open that drain away from you.
- Aching feet cured by patient’s compliment.
- Ten years on, still learning stuff.
What are yours? Please be brief.
Agatha Lellis is a nurse whose coffee is brought to her every morning by a chipmunk. Bluebirds help her to dress, and small woodland creatures sing her to sleep each night. She writes a monthly advice column, "Ask Aunt Agatha," here on Scrubs; you can send her questions to be answered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Agatha Lellis