Real Quick

I thought I’d come on to speak on how life’s been for me since this pandemic. Let me start off by saying, “I am safe, thank God.” Not all clinical workers, laymen, and others on the frontlines can say that. Everywhere now has a real risk for exposure, but at my healthcare center, we’ve managed to be as safe as possible by having and using PPE. I won’t say we didn’t have or face challenges, but we’ve been successful in “my” unit at keeping it at a distance. I always talk about how tired I am, etc., etc., etc. But the reality is I am tired, and this whole ordeal has added another level or kind of stress. It has made me cry myself to sleep some nights, fall on the floor prostrate praying for my sisters and brothers who are all fighting the good fight, and spend my entire morning drive in worship and praise. So, no, it hasn’t and still isn’t comfortable working in the climate the U.S. has found itself in. We have already lost so many lives over this virus, and who knows how many more we’ll lose. I have always been a loving person, but this pandemic has given me another perspective on loving people. By people, I mean beyond my own family. But them too because sometimes family is the hardest to love, but they are and or should be your first area of charity. So, forgiving and sometimes extending olive branches or rebuilding burnt bridges is necessary for a clear heart and mind.

I have to tune out the world and the constant noise sometimes because it becomes all too overbearing for me to deal with. So, no, I don’t watch the news, and I get plenty of updates all day long by many different sources. It’s a burden to continually hear about death, sickness, and loss. I can’t go into a lot of detail about all that I’m experiencing right now. Still, I wanted to jump on before closing my eyes to say, “I’m okay, and I’ve lived to fight another day.” I pray that you and your families are also okay. Please, please, please remember good hand hygiene, cover your face when in public, and don’t wear gloves out in the street. I’ll be back a little later, but for now I wish my followers and your families peace, love, blessings, hope and prosperity in health. Oh, and I’m still working out. I had to modify the lower body workouts because my knees are really paining me to the point it’s hard to bend them at all. But the important thing is to keep moving. Exercise is a great source of releasing stress. Stress releases Cortisol which can cause issues with blood pressure, weight gain, mood changes, anxiety and depression. So, try to find things to do while quarantined to help you relax. Don’t just sit around listening and worrying about the pandemic. This is a perfect time to read a book, catch up on your favorite shows, or find a hobby. Whatever you do, do something! Love ya guys:)

Until Next Time,

ShesThatRN

Published by ShesThatRN

I am an RN working on my DNP, preparing to launch several aspects of my new business and writing and getting ready to publish my first book. I love to write so blogging seemed like a great way to naturally express myself and publish my journey as a nurse.

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