“When you feel a certain way, you have to really take the time to take a look at yourself. I was in a funk and gaslighting myself based on my love and loyalty for my employer and my coworkers. I am a person of comfort and though I can easily adapt, I will avoid change if I can. But, I started to recognize that I had no choice. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t shake the funk. I realized that I had reached a plateau and it was time to find a new mountain to climb.”… Read More Taking A Chance On Myself
Much of my early life was guided by what I seemingly NEEDED to do. When you can only see one path for yourself, you don’t agonize over decisions because The Most Important Decision has already been made for you. Going to college seemed right for me, so it became my only path. Proceeding next to… Read More How to Experience Less Anxiety When Making An Important Life Decision
Maybe I am a traditionalist at heart, but I still believe every woman has to do what is in her heart … what is right with her soul. And that is pretty damn progressive. … Read More Quitting My Job Was Right With My Soul
Every mother is convinced her child is exceptional. The difference between me and other mothers, however, is that I have supporting data to back it up. … Read More Brimming with potential
I have a date with death: April 3, 2017. It’s not as ominous as it sounds, though – in fact I think it’s going to be a wonderful day. This will be my first day as a hospice nurse. Early into my maternity clinical rotation at NYU, I decided I should be a Labor and Delivery RN. Having… Read More A date with death
I am new to CTworkingmoms. More importantly I am also a fan. I so relate to the moms who write so honestly about their joys and struggles. My oldest is three and youngest is 21 months and I have learned so much already about what it really means to be a working mom. I learn every… Read More Doing it all or Just Doing a Lot?
Over the past decade, I have worked hard to become a good nurse. Initially quite cautious, over the years I have developed confidence in my abilities, and now pride myself on remaining calm while fielding acute crises. Clinical judgement is equal parts education, training, experience, and common sense, and virtually no one is blessed with all of these components… Read More Mother (hardly) knows best….
Kindly indulge me for a moment while I spout some profanity to blow off steam: what an effing shitty day. It wasn’t all that terrible though. More like a ‘meh’ day. But what pissed me off just now as I reviewed the day’s events was just how selfish everyone is. That’s not hyperbole. I mean,… Read More How to Prioritize Your Life as a Working Mom
My brain is a swirling mess right now. When I really need to focus, I painfully force myself to shut out distractions and just get down to work. That is what I’m doing right now, or this post just wouldn’t happen. I know this for certain. I know this because I discovered Polyvore this weekend,… Read More Parenting Pitfall: Jack of All Trades, Master of None
I stole the concept of “deep work” from this guy’s blog, and maybe some other places that I can’t remember. I may be mangling the concept here, but my interpretation of it is the incredibly detailed and well thought out focus you give to a project or problem. Deep work is important, because without… Read More Deep Work: Parenting Prevents You from Doing It