We're at a part of nursing where I either have to shape up or ship out. Building therapeutic relationships aka being super dee duper nice, I'm finding is a hard thing to do. Alot of class mates feel the same way. We're learning how to care for the patient/client despite that you may have the weight of the world on your shoulders. It takes a certain person to be able to juggle that kind of weight.
When I told someone in class why I wanted to study Nursing, she said that wasn't a good enough reason and I probably wasn't ready yet, this side of loss. I didn't agree, but the more I learn the more it seems that she's right.
The education is raw, it's fresh and it's real and sometimes I find myself sitting in the classroom thinking, is this really what I want to do? Can't say I know that exactly yet, but there are 2 weeks left in the term and there are some decisions to be made.