Taking Charge (or, "Reflecting on Changes Since High School")

I was Charge Nurse all week. At the beginning, it was nuts. By the end of the day today, it was not bad, not bad at all!

Some of the other RNs were talking about how they hate being charge. I found myself saying that I actually liked it. They stood there, mouths agape, and I couldn’t help but laugh. I’m being honest – I have really enjoyed it. Jumping into the leadership position has helped me learn so much more than if I were just functioning as a staff nurse.

As I thought about this, I began to grow introspective. I realized how much I’ve changed since high school. It’s a lot. I was voted “Quietest Girl” (believe me, some of my closest HS friends are Erin over at Blue-Eyed Bride, Ms. Nonsense over at Preppy Nonsense, and Mrs. H over at Life on Janssen, and they can ALL verify this!). When I tell people that now, they don’t believe me. “Really, you? No way! You don’t seem quiet at all!” I’m still soft-spoken, which is a nice thing for a nurse, but when I say something, I mean it. Yes, it’s true – I’ve grown a backbone since my high school days 🙂

I won’t reminsce too much, because the husband and I are about to head out for a dinner date. I just wanted to share this with you, because I know that I’ve ranted and raved about how crazy things have been. Well my dears, it looks like things are beginning to turn up rosy 🙂

What are some of the ways that you think that you’ve changed since HS days?

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2 comments

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    Its hard to say… I think I'm really the same as I was in high school… maybe that's why I am a youth leader… I can still relate with them…But on that note – my faith is stronger & my relationship is closer to God than ever.

    hope you & hubs enjoyed your date!

  2. Milltini says:

    Gosh, I could write a BOOK on how much I have changed since high school…instead, I think I’ll just save it for a lengthier post on a day when creativity is lacking. I think the biggest change has been developing a much better sense of who I am and what I want. I’m a lot more comfortable in my own skin–heck, that’s even changed drastically since my college days! Great post, enjoy your weekend (and you fun dinner date tonight)!!!

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