I’m alive, I swear!
I have been busy with my CNA clinicals, which I absolutely LOVED. Always a good sign, right? I did three 8 hour shifts at a nursing home and one 8 hour shift at one of the local hospitals. Definitely two different environments, but kind of the same.
I loved it all.
I loved the grumpy old people who say whatever they please because they don’t care what people think.
I loved the sweet grateful old people who would light up when you came into their room.
I loved that they would smirk at my silly jokes.
I loved the few who might not have been there 100%.
I even loved the feeling of exhaustion at the end of the day because there hadn’t been a single dull moment.
I loved all the things some people might think are gross.
One lady said I had wings, that I was an angel. (Hah! Fooled her! 🙂 )
I even loved taking people’s blood glucose (apparently I have no problem causing one to bleed…)
I thanked an elderly patient for holding my hand while I tested his blood glucose
And laughed when he said he didn’t get to hold many pretty girls’ hands these days.
I love that people are just, people and it’s the little things to make the world just a little brighter.
So that’s been my life. And sleeping. Oh and back to regularly scheduled classes.
I take my skills exam followed by my written exam on Monday and I’m feeling pretty good. Cross your fingers and wish me luck!
In other news, we had our first snow a week ago. I had gone to 6 am hot yoga and came out to a blanket of snow on the ground.
I recently cooked up some real winners, and some not so great losers.