I finished Nursing School in May, 1989. Twenty-eight years ago. Graduation was in June and I started my first job at Toronto East General Hospital (now the Michael Garron Hospital) in July. I wrote my provincial exam in August to become an RN! I worked at TEGH for about 2 years, until I moved to Florida for a year while working at Broward General Medical Center. I spent 2½ years at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR before moving back to Canada. I have been working at the same Home Care Agency since May 1997!
HAPPY NURSES WEEK to all my Nurse Friends!
Check out the trees behind my daughter in the photo! The same trees, from the opposite direction, at 00:27 in the video.
Video made May 6, 2017
I started The Happiness Project in 2012. Anyone who doesn’t know what this is, it can be found http://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/
I gave the One Sentence Journal to my daughter for Christmas 2011. My hubby thought it was cool so I bought him one too and decided to try it myself as well.
There is space to write something that made me happy every day for 5 years.
Well, five years later, it is finished.
The close of 2016 made my journal complete.
Have I kept up with writing??
Yes, I did!
Most days, I wrote a small sentence about something I did that day that made me feel happy. Often it was about my daughter, my hubby or my dogs (my favourite things!). Often it was about naps and getting enough sleep! Or relaxing. Sometimes it was about my friends and family
Admittedly, there were days (very few, luckily) that had few positive things but the sun still shone and that is always a good thing. I did tend to write a lot of what I DID, instead of how it made me feel or a HAPPY thing.
A few stressful things went on in the summer and December so I decided that my word for 2017 will be CALM.
I am just going to try to not let things get to me- which I am usually really good at.
Who has a word for the year!?
Me? Canadian, writer, RN, crafter, Girl Guide Leader, Red Hatter, 3-dog owner, photographer, geocacher, cool Mom, and all around FUN and FUNNY person!