I’ve been a nurse for 30 years. 30. Years. I’ve worked anywhere from 6 to 20 hours in a day. Nursing is a demanding job. It demands physical stamina, mental acuity, and emotional strength. I am usually thoroughly exhausted at the end of my shift.
When I leave the hospital, I mostly have one thing on my mind. Home.
Because, while I love what I do, I am not just a nurse. I am also a mom. And even though my kids are grown up, they are more important to me than anyone else. After a long day, I still need to be available to my boys. So yeah. Home.