This blog is written by a practicing nurse who wants to inspire awe through writing.
It is for nurses, providers, and artists in healthcare who want to feel less isolated, who enjoy the stories and art that come from our failures and successes.
If you want to be inspired by creativity, feel empowered to bring about change, to find inspiration or ideas, then subscribe to my blog.
By reading my blog, you will learn about the parts of nursing that are frightening, beautiful and unglamorous. I will be as real and raw as I can. I’ll offer you the perspective of a nurse who has been practicing for six years, who has struggled and persevered over her worst experiences.
My posts will be a mixture of non-fiction stories, research, fiction and poetry. Because I believe art can heal us.
This blog started in 2013 when I was a new bedside nurse, terrified and doubting my strength. I started to write stories about my patients as a way to cope. I marveled at the remarkable beauty of the human experience, even in the ugliest times.
Today I’m 28 years old, living in the Midwest and working as a pediatric research nurse.
If you would like to share a story, or start a discussion, subscribe to my blog and leave your comments.
P.S. If you’re a new nurse starting out and you need support, please let me know. I’d love to help. The thing that helped me survive my first year on the job was reading about the experiences, hopes and mistakes of other nurses.