Color my world green….Cee

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Brookgreen gardens became my oasis of color last summer.  I found the flowers magnificent, the sculptures pristine however the marshes, trails n boat ride gave a new meaning to green.  From the Spanish moss hanging from the trees to the water reflections, my eyes seemed to drink it all in.  I must have taken over 300 pictures that day.   I really would love to visit again to see what I missed.  So much beauty, so shot my stay.  Makes me green with envy of those who live in South Carolina. 

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Life in slow motion

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Life catches us in many phases.  When we begin to realize we have slowed down, we tend to look back and wonder. Sitting inside at Lake Geneva a few months ago looking out a window made me reflect on where my career had taken me.  When I began nursing as my life choice I was eager to change how the world saw this profession.  I wanted to make a difference for patients and nurses.  Nurses needed to unite and work together encouraging each other to reach common goals for everyone.  After experiencing mentors who ate their young, I found myself confronting the word “why.”  I continue to ask that same question for patients who can’t seem to be heard or receive quality care. 
I found myself seeing my reflection in the window realizing I was not being able to go out on this beautiful day due to needing to speak about nurse options at a conference.  Advocating for change to find answers for the “why” I continue to ask.  Daydreaming of a perfect world outside this window was as misleading as the wind was brisk.