Where Does My Journey Go Next?1
I have worked as a nurse for the past six years, I only recently stopped when my special needs brother Matt passed away in February. I was blessed enough to be able to care for him not only as his sister, but for my job being his nurse. It was truly the best thing that ever happened to me. I often times called it my “bonus time” because I was able to spend time caring for him extra when I could have been caring for someone else’s child. Looking back spending all that extra time with him was truly the best blessing in my life.
While working I worked in a school setting for 4 years where we were asked to wear street clothes to look like their friend and to not stand out in the classroom. However, when I worked in a patients home or in my brothers home I would wear scrubs because they washed up great and they also were crazy comfortable. I always was excited when I had a home shift because first off I was able to play and do different things with my patients than during school (go for walks, jump on the tramp, play board games, etc.) plus I was able to wear my favorite Urbane Contemporary Fit Scrubs. They are comfortable, have color choices, and they hold up/wash up amazing. At shift change the other nurse coming on would always ask me about my scrubs because they were so thick, comfortable looking, and had such vibrant colors. I was more than happy to share the love of my favorite scrubs!
Now that Matt has passed away I look at my career as a nurse. I am not ready to say I won’t ever work as a nurse again, but during this time of my life it is going to be put on pause for awhile. I might not ever go back, I might go back once my kids are in school, or I may go back in a couple years. I’m not sure what the future holds for me right now, but I do know that working as a nurse was something that completely changed my life and my perspective on people.
I am so grateful to be able to stay home with my kids, enjoy this phase of life we are in, and to be able to provide for my family through my blog. I know that looking back I won’t regret staying home with my littles and know that it is the best decision for my family at this time of life we are in. One day I will go back to taking care of little kids, jumping on trampolines with them, and being someone who gives that mama who loves their little and cares for them non-stop a break. One day I will do all those things again, but for right now we are going to have dance parties around our kitchen, snuggle in bed in the mornings, and I am going to try my best to shape my little people into good humans!