Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 02: 10 Years from now…

It's early in the morning. I feel like I had just gotten home from my 12 hour shift the day before. I walk into the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee before I get in the shower to get ready for another long shift.

I am working in the CCU of one of the top hospitals in the city. I love my job. I have great coworkers and great rapport with the physicians on my unit. I am confident, but not cocky. I finally feel like I have a grasp on this nursing business and I am so thankful for the risks I took 10 years prior to become a nurse. I am so thankful I stuck it out in the hell that is nursing school so I can become what I am now.

My oldest daughter is in her senior year of high school. She is in the process of picking out which college she wants to go to. My heart swells with pride and my eyes swell with tears knowing she is all grown up. She wants to be a teacher. I saw it in her 10 years ago. The way she loved to learn. The way she loved to “teach” her sister and all the little kids in the cul-de-sac. She is going to be amazing. She IS amazing.

My youngest daughter is in that awkward stage between pre-teen and teen. She is just as beautiful as her sister is but not quite as independent. I can really see a lot of myself in her. Shy, but outgoing with her close group of friends. Smart but doesn’t realize it. She has a big heart and I am really looking forward to what the next 10 years with her brings.


  1. You're such a great writer.. I loved this.

  2. I'm new to your blog and it says nursing student, but then you said working in the CCU? I'm confused, but that's normal.

  3. @Callie - Thanks so much!

    @NP Odyssey - Welcome! It was just a reflection on where I hope to be in 10 years. I'm a newbie student still. :p

  4. Sorry for the misunderstanding, I wish you luck on your journey.

  5. This is beautiful. :) I just know you can make it happen, doll.