I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right?
This week, the word is green.
Back in the beginning of my nursing career, when I was as green as new tree limbs in spring, my very first real job was in a tiny hospital in my home town. I worked on a med/surg floor that had around 40 beds.
This was the old days, when smoking was still allowed inside. In the nurse’s lounge! LOL!
I was 22 years old. I would show up for work, get report, then take off down the hall to meet and greet the patients with the first set of vital signs.
I was so green that those adorable little old ladies and little old men thought I was a child. No really.
Honey, when you’re finished here, would you get me the nurse?
I am the nurse. 🙂
What!? I didn’t think you could be a nurse at 12!
I was so green, I had trouble keeping up with all the tasks, handing out the medications, changing IVs, starting IVs, treatments, charting, taking off orders. Those first years were really rough. I actually had nightmares.
And yet, by the grace of God, I survived it all. I am no longer green. I am seasoned.