Money and finances are things that I usually talk about on Ashley’s Bliss, but I’m making an exception! Why? Because I think there are a lot of people, especially other twenty-somethings, that can get overwhelmed with this whole debt and budget thing. We have student loans and credit cards to try and manage on top of you know just trying to live normally as a human.
Failure. Such a powerful word. And also a terrifying one. Our society is driven by success in many different forms. Success in our careers, our social lives, our families, relationships, our finances…the list goes on and on. But what happens when you don’t succeed? It’s human nature. No one is good at everything.
The Nursing Profession
Nursing. One of the oldest professions out there. It’s certainly changed in many ways over the years and will continue to change with an aging population and increasing chronic health issues. Everyone probably knows someone who is a nurse.
Everyone seems to have a pretty general idea of what a nurse does. I often find myself in conversations with non-nursing friends and the ONE thing that they all seem to come back to is “well, you only work three days a week right?” …Ah yes. As bedside or inpatient nurses we do work three days per week with one four day week each month. What most people do not understand is the amount of mental and physical anguish that go into each and every shift.
For as long as I can remember I have been involved in sports. I started running and competing in track and field in high school and was lucky enough to compete as a Division I collegiate track and field athlete as well. So running has been a part of my life for a very long time. I would frequently get asked questions like, “why do you run? How is that fun for you?” My relationship with running has changed significantly since graduating college and embarking in life as a twenty something millennial woman.