I have driven by this home, for many reasons, many times. And just like any other part of life, I was in different places in time when I passed, as was this home. I've photographed it on a summer afternoon while driving north to see a woman dying of cancer. I've photographed in the winter, the snow up to my thighs, well after my time in hospice. And recently, I've photographed again on my way to see another cancer patient, back in hospice.
I've been in some different places in different times of my life. And I've been in some places again, but not by mistake.
I drove 209 miles over two counties today, part of which took me past this house, under this sky. You can photograph the same person again and again, but something will always change.
People change. Circumstances change. Life will change, no matter what. This house is one good example of how to remain the same, while being completely different.
I can only imagine what this house has thought all these years, watching me come and go... Shot with a Canon 6d and 50L.
There are moments in my life that I question what I do...moments that I think "I can't do this anymore"...caring for the sick and dying, knowing most of my patients will succumb is a hard reality....but then I remember I too was once a patient...one that was going to succumb...I was a patient that shouldn't have survived...but, by the grace of God, I did...so really every day here is a gift...every day I wake is one more I shouldn't have.....every patient I care for is a blessing to me...an honor to be here on this planet to do this work...honored and blessed is what I am. #gratefulsoul#soulsearching#latenightthoughts#rnlife#oncologynurse#hospicenurse
Late night sweat sesh anyone!? 🤗 I was super busy during the day today and didn't get to do my workout before I went to work. Soo...I MADE THE TIME to make sure my workout got done after work! It's all about priorities people..💪🏼
Nursing to me is like my first long term relationship. You're always gonna wonder what's on the other side of the fence. On medical terms, what is it like NOT wearing scrubs 🤣 but after 8 long years, I'm finally experiencing the business side of nursing. It's intense. Crazy busy and competitive. I'm just honestly surprised and proud of myself getting to this point. It takes a lot of guts to be spontaneous and brave with no experience on the field but I was honest and never scared to ask for help and it worked 😊 never has the line "I'm impressed" by your boss hit the spot! Defintely a good break from direct patient care. Thank the Lawd! #hospicenurse#hospicerep#goodbyescrubs#doievenneedmyRN ? #notforalongwhile#letsseehowthisridegoes
Share the Beauty! " We all share beauty. It strikes us indiscriminately. ...There is no end to beauty for the person who is aware. Even cracks between the sidewalk contain geometric patterns of amazing beauty. If we take a picture of them and blow up the photographs, we realize we walk on beauty every day, even when things seem ugly around us." ~Matthew Fox in "Creation Spirituality"
Describe the most surprisingly beautiful thing you have seen today. What about it struck you as "beautiful?"
The Best Nursing Career Comes from Following Our Heart & Reaching Our Goals!
Instead of forcing yourself into a job that isn’t right for you… do what this next guest did and follow your dreams, strengths, and values to the ideal nursing career.
A few take aways from our interview with Tracey include:
1) How celebrating the fact that you are a nurse is a career success;
2) What childhood flashcards can teach you about your career future;
3) And why truly practicing holistic nursing contributes to nursing satisfaction!
Enjoy! Link's in the bio (http://elizabethscala.com/best-nursing-career-comes-following-heart-reaching-goals/)