Well! This pretty much sums up my weekend!
Kasey Kahne led for 305 laps at Bristol.
Brady Quinn played almost an entire half of the Browns/Broncos football game and the Browns won!
The two actually intersected – NASCAR started at 1600 and the Browns at 1800 Pacific Time so I listened to the Brady on the computer while watching the race on ESPN!
Who says multitasking has to be stressful?
Through the mirror of my mind,
Time after time,
I see reflections of you and me…
It was supposed to be about me.
About my life and times as an ER nurse. What the world looked like from my perspective.
Patients stories were used as adjuncts to make my point.
Nursing colleagues and doctors were simply characters to weave into (hopefully) witty tales of my personal experiences.
It hasn’t quite turned out that way.
It really isn’t about me, at all.
As I wrote stories of patients and colleagues they became more than just characters in a tale. In my mind I saw reflected their anxieties. I sensed their vulnerabilities. I felt their humanity.
Patients were no longer diagnoses. Drug seekers. Whiners. Wimps. They became human beings with faults, problems, personalitites and lives outside the emergency department.
Doctors have troubles, problems, good days and bad days like the rest of us. They do not rest atop pedestals. They shoulder heavy responsibilities and duties with their feet firmly planted on the ground.
Blogging isn’t about me.
It has made me a better nurse, a more insightful person and an acute observer of life through people around me.
I’ve said it before and it continues to be true. I get much more from blogging than I could ever give through blogging.
It’s about my patients. My colleagues. My profession.
Okay, and the occasional rock concert.
Where else can a fifty-year-old groupie wax poetic over rock and roll?