The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

Day 8 of 28 Days Of Love.

There’s a lot of research out there that detail how many hours an average person will spend working. I don’t know what the statistics are, I do know it’s a lot. I think it’s something like 1/3 or 33% of your life. That’s a lot – A LOT – of hours if you add them up.

I’m fortunate to be in a profession that I love, one that I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be in since I was 8 years old, and one where there’s “variety” and very little boredom. I’m also fortunate to work with a group of individuals who make work better, good, tolerable. I could not imagine working in a profession that I abhorred and felt stuck in. It’s true when they say that when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like “work.”

I love my co-workers. I am fortunate to have made many amazing an beautiful friendships over my 30 year career. I cannot adequately express the love and gratitude that I have for them, they’re just gonna have to trust me on this one. I won’t be able to tag or post photos of all of them either. Just know that I’m thankful and full of love and gratitude for all of you.

My advice to all of you: If you work, make sure you’re doing something that you love, and that you’re working with people who make you better, people who you can call friends. Especially in nursing … Nurses spend more than half of their waking hours at work (if you work 12s). We have to be able to trust and count on each other because there’s NO way that we’d be able to do it alone.

To my work friends and family, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all dearly!

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