It’s funny how in 4 years time things can change for any individual.
4 years ago I started this blog with the intention of being fully invested in what I was doing. I unfortunately was completely inconsistent in doing so. I was working a high powered job which sucked a lot of my mental sanity right out of me. I thought that I would be able to work this high powered job and build my blog mainly because I was working remotely (even before the pandemic). Boy I was wrong. The job itself took a lot of my time and my complete concentration.
As COVID began to subside, most individuals found themselves entering the Age of the Great Resignation. I, being unhappy with my current position, decided to turn back to what gave me purpose and fulfillment.
Facility nursing, especially overnight facility nursing, has always brought me a certain sense of accomplishment. While others dread going into work, I looked forward to going in, meeting and treating the geriatric patients I worked with, and going home. So as a palette cleanser, that’s exactly what I turned back to. And I could not be happier.
However, I would be naive to say that it is not bringing me a certain type of challenge that I have always enjoyed in my life. Without challenge, we cannot grow. Knowing this is why I decided to pick up right where I left off.
I still hope of being successful in what keeps calling to me- and that’s writing. I keep going back to this website and re-reading some of my old posts. While I feel I could’ve done a better job editing (ugh), I thought that I didn’t do too bad overall.
My hopes are that this blog becomes something bigger than me. I enjoy writing it, working the graphics on this site, and growing as an individual with it. I know I will face challenges, but overcoming those challenges will provide me with more knowledge, then just being stuck in fear.
I hope you all have been doing well and you all have stayed healthy. I look forward to interacting with all of you in the comment section. Take care.
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Yaritza Ellison has been an nurse since 2010. She has been essential to the healing process of many and seeks to continue to do so. Her passion for mental health and self help literature has lead her to launch justyari.org, where she aspires to coach young ladies navigating through work-life balance.