Thursday, April 29, 2010

A good sense of humor goes a long way

It is a rarity when working in an assisted care facility that you are told to hurry up. Tonight, i had an 85 year old person with late onset of Parkinson's tell me to hurry up. Holy hanana. All I hear is come on come on come ON ... you should be moving faster. Needless to say, I can not wait to harrass my aides with my sarcasm when I get older.

Monday, April 26, 2010

grocery store jungle..

Do you ever walk into a grocery store that is not the one you usually visit, and feel completely lost?! Even though the set ups generally follow the same floor plan. You feel as though you not going to be able to find the same bananas and peanut butter you always buy. That was me today. Lost trying to find a bar of soap hahaha.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

why is that...

why is that the right thing the hardest.

i hate it. i hate it like how i hate belly buttons (which says a lot, if you know me well). i wish the right thing was the easy thing, it would just be second nature. instead many a times were going against our gut reactions (heart) and going with the rational (heads). last night i had an opportunity that deep down i wish i acted on, and yet im glad i didn't. and yet im stewing over it tonight, gah. stupid heart, you should be more rational.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Short but sweet

Love this song, it speaks volumes to me:
Sleeping to dream - Jason Mraz

Heard Roxana Saberi speak tonight. One amazing thoughts. Two loved her quote: Take your challenges and turn them into your opportunities.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Trials and tribulation that one endures, will envitably show one's true character. Personally this year has been a year of learning and growth and has truly taught me more about myself then I possibly could imagine.

I have had the honor to meet an incredible woman that has been diagnosed as terminally ill, and given no more then a year (and thats being generous). Needless to say I had to cut our visit short tonight due to homework but here she was tonight worrying about my time, and energy constraints. Our conversation consisted of other people and what she can do to help them. How she could live longer to extend more love and compassion to those around her. She isn't hung up on what she has lost, she isnt worried about how sick she is. Tonight, she was worried about her neighbors son. I hope to learn to embrace the world with her compassion and love no matter what life throws at me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Five seconds

They say a first impression is everything. A first impression typically consists of what, a five second interaction, that is primarily a visual one. So really a first impression is a first glance, or sight. Its all very cliche, and yet with every cliche there is some truth.

I work with people that are no longer of sound mind, or body. It is interesting to have to communicate with those who are no longer able to string together a coherent thought, let alone any need or want. So how do they. It based on a look. A little look. Saying I am in pain, I am thirsty, I am happy and at peace. Most people are never trained, or study these few expressions but guarentee that most could identify them. These interactions consist of maybe no more then five seconds. From those five seconds a course of action is decided upon.