but barely. I’ve started working recently- one week of hospital orientation last week then I worked on the “floor” (mother/baby unit) on Sunday and Monday. It pretty much knocked me off my rear and sucked out all of my life force. Two days of 12 hour shifts – standing 90% of the time. I’m exhausted and am starting to feel a cold coming on. Some may think that working as a post-partum/newborn nurse would be a more “cush” type of nursing job to have- but believe me – IT’S NOT! Now days, it seems almost rare to have a perfectly healthy mom and baby in the hospital. Lots of high-risk, sick moms and babes out there and lots of social probs. Who signed me up for this job anyway?
No, it not too terribly bad. There are actually lots of happy moments during the work day and it truly is very rewarding. But, my body and my mind are not used to this kind of work. I’ve had the last year and a half off enjoying my kids, my hubby, my home, my crafting and a nice soft chair to rest my hiney on for most of the day. I miss being able to blog and craft whenever. Now it all seems like a distant memory. To make matters worse, I had to watch my kids cry as I left for work on Monday at 6:30 in the morning. Talk about getting your heart ripped out of your chest.
I promise to get back into my art and crafting soon. I actually have lots of new ideas floating around my head and a huge list of things I really want to make. Now all I need is some more energy (too bad I can’t suck some out of my 5 year old!). But really, I do have to get back into the swing of things. I NEED to be make things! To keep me sane, less stressed, happy.