Summertime and the living is easy….or it will be once you get away and leave your real life behind. The south has a way of slowing you down so you can unwind, taste the lemonade and soak up the sun. I know That I for one am soooo ready to take a trip down memory lane. I was born in the south but spent many of my years in the north. I go back to visit and find myself having memories flood back in sights, sounds and smells. Long term memories are always with us and as a child my family traveled around with my father who was in the military. The southin the. 1960’s was a step back in time. Such a different culture from the stuffy north. I am so ready to go back n visit my roots again. I will bring back some more memories to share.
Nursing is a profession that has been challenging minds to help those in need. It will require you to use your mind and heart to share every ounce of strength you have during your watch. You then go home where you begin to dissect your day to figure out how you can do better for your patients tomorrow.
Your days are full of learning, growing and repeating teachings to every patient as you attempt to make a difference in their lives. You also learn to comfort those who face losses or you grieve with them. God bless all who accept the challenge of nursing.
The countdown to my vacation has begun. The longer days, warm sunshine, sights and sounds are drawing me to search out new shots. Picture shots that bring out the best if the seasons. I took this picture at Brkkogreen Gardens on my walk through an awesome plantation near Myrtle Beach. I am planning on going back during summer months to soak up some sun just like these turtles in my pic. For years I have taken working vacations but this year is just for me.
- I have had a year like no other full of stress an plan on researching where I would like to retire…..where I can hear the ocean, sun and breezes everyday. Ahhhhh
- Have you a place i should check out. Write about it.
Spring brings out the new smells and chases away the musty grey of winter. Having a few springs behind me, I must say this spring is different for me. It was my Mother’s favorite time of year and without her infectious laughter and awe for spring, I seem to have lost my zeal. I still see the tulips deep dark vivid colors but they fail to heighten my spirits. I guess I must slow down and rest my thoughts. The problem is her memory comes back and my mind seems to wander to better times.
Enjoying a loved one through the seasons of their lives is a journey I have done many times. Each one has a special meaning. As I look back I see the love that has filled my memories, heart and soul. Even if I don’t see another spring, I will have awesome memories of a life well lived through those who I loved and those who loved me enough to help me see…….each day is as precious as a spring day.
Thoughts of the beauty that grew wild in South Carolina make my heart sink when I think about the flooding and hurricane season they have endured this year. Reaching out for help, starting to clean up so mother nature can regroup for next year. Remains me of growing old as we see the next two generations meeting challenges with care and grace.
Seeing the storm take those in the generation before us shows us the importance of taking the time to savor the beauty around us, celebrate the time spent with loved ones and recording the memories.
When we are young we see so much more through our eyes with wonder and awe. In our later years we close our eyes and see memories of our favorite times with longing. Know there is only one chance to make the choice to make the memories that will bring you joy.
Life seems to stand still when you have medical issues. You find yourself depressed and withdrawing. It is a struggle to get through each day. When you finally get help and are on the mend, each day has hope. Your thoughts turn to getting life back that was lost.
Stepping outside your comfort zone to find your way came for me in getting healthy. Having someone to lead me, coach n encourage and be accountable to was my ticket. I began late January and by June have followed a plan with great results. Goodbye unwanted 45 pounds.
I found my healthy and am ready 4 summer fun. Now even with my sedentary job, I can get back to healthy. Life is good again……ready, set,….go.