Where are you going?

Questioning whether we’re making the right decision for ourselves. It’s natural. We wonder what we’re supposed to be doing, we worry about what the future holds, and we’re surrounded by people who are also uncertain.

The truth is, we have little control over the future.

While we cannot accurately predict what will happen to us, we can figure out where we ought to be going by looking back, connecting the dots of our past and believing that what we’ve experienced will somehow shape our future the way it’s meant to be.

It wasn’t until a few years ago when I looked back that I understood where I was going. Before then, I felt lost. My past made more sense and the future seemed less daunting when I asked myself hard questions:

  • When have I been at my best?
  • Who has impacted my life the most, and why?
  • What does a good day look like to me?
  • What do I like doing regardless of the outcome?
  • What’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done?
  • What accomplishment am I most proud of?
  • What are the greatest challenges I’ve had to overcome?

Some of us will connect the dots and figure out the right path, and some of us will stay in the same lane, day after day, year after year, because it feels safe.

It’s not easy to understand who we are or see the way things could be, or should be. It’s not easy trying new things and facing our fears, but it’s worth it.

This blog is for nurses who’ve caught glimpses of what’s hiding inside, and what’s possible.

It’s for nurses who have ideas and want to do great work but who struggle with obstacles getting in the way of where and who they want to be.

Nurses who believe they can make a difference.

Nurses who are tired of being stuck and afraid.

Nurses who want to do work that matters to them and the people they want to care for.

This blog isn’t for everyone, but it might be for you.

I don’t know where you’re coming from or where you’re going. I’m not sure of your aspirations, your values or your interests, but I suspect you have an idea. If and when you find yourself stuck, we’ll be here to help.