Hello! Welcome to my little world, and thank you for visiting. I am a Neonatal ICU Registered Nurse, a mother to 2 beautiful girls, and a wife of 10+ years. I want to inspire and empower as many people as I can to be the best version of you. From work burnout to exhaustion from the stressors of life and parenting, I needed an outlet. With that being said, here we are!
I began my nursing career as a new mother so I want to share my experiences with you of navigating life as a new nurse and new mother. My hopes are to help and encourage nursing students, new nurses, and even experienced nurses as we navigate a career in nursing.
I also wanted to share my experiences through motherhood thus far. When I was a new mother, I was always asking other moms for advice on certain topics or looking up everything online just trying to find my way. What better way to help other mothers, like myself at that time, than creating a place for moms to come together and grow together. We all need help at some point in time.
How did I know nursing was right for me? Well, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I was pursuing my Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. My dream was to become a pharmacist one day. That quickly changed after I had my first daughter. I had a caesarean section, also known as a C-section, all while my husband deployed in the military. So there I was, a new mother, trying to figure out how I was going to go to pharmacy school and raise a child. One night, I remembered the feeling of being scared and lonely at the hospital after giving birth and my husband on a military deployment. In the mist of basking in that memory, I remembered the nurse who told me it was going to be okay, and she was so compassionate and encouraging. She helped me during that particular and vulnerable moment in my life. That little act of kindness was a pivotal moment that changed my life forever.
With the support from my husband and family, I used my Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry to enroll into an accelerated nursing school program. Let me tell you something. That was an intense ride! After 15 long months of studying and occasionally crying due to the rigorous program, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).
I began my career in nursing as a neurosurgical/orthosurgical registered nurse for a few years. I eventually found my way to the world of neonatal nursing on an intensive care unit. I've been in the Neonatal ICU (NICU) ever since, and I absolutely love it! I will dive deeper into nursing and motherhood in my upcoming posts, and I hope you will join me.
See my next blog on "First Job? Staying Encouraged as a New Nurse"