This inspirational quotation seemed a perfect way to start off today’s post:
"When you're young, there's so much that you can't take in. It's pouring over you like a waterfall. When you're older, it's less intense, but you're able to reach out and drink it. I love being older." Sigourney Weaver
While I have embraced every decade of my life, for so many reasons, ”I love being older” as well. I treasure having a baseline for comparison. I am grateful for every life experience (even the most horrific) as it shapes who I am today.
I feel especially blessed to work with students of all ages, who are young in the profession of nursing. Students are largely responsible for my flourishing sense of humor and “young-at-heart” mindset. My students are on ongoing reminder that nursing is a noble, heart-centered and compassionate career choice.
I thank the colleagues whom I’ve worked with over the years. I continue to learn and be inspired by many of you. Some of you have reached out to share your wisdom in writing - with permission to incorporate in my latest book: “A Toolbox For Novice Nurses - From A to Z”.
I feel as though my mother is ever-present in each of the three books I have published since her death in May, 2010. I am thankful to the example she set, always reminding me of my value and power to make dreams come true - if meaningful enough.
May the messages in this book encourage the reader to believe in themselves in a similar way.
Please consider sharing this with a young nurse in your life or someone starting out (or over) in a new career path.
Leaving you with one of my favorites from the one and only, David Bowie:
Wishing you a peaceful week. Hugs, mar
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