Day 47: June report

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As we’re now halfway through 2017, I’ve become more and more grateful. Thankful for the chance to execute on my goals in line with my word for this year, productive.

In June, I was only able to publish 4 articles out of 30 days. And that’s fine by me.

In June, I also applied for a staff nurse position at a hospital. Through this experience, I became friends with the word productive, but more so with that of persistence. It’s a tough world to work in, the medical field. People are usually in a bad state when you receive them, and it’s your job to uplift their current health status as much as possible. It’s not always sunshine and roses. And it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

I’ve shed tears trying to work in this field. It’s supposedly my line of work, the job I’m expected to get after studying four years in University. But it’s still as challenging as when I was a student. I’ve shed tears even while studying Nursing. Tears are something you almost grow in and get used to. But crying over work doesn’t necessarily stop me.

This leads me to the question, Is your heart really in your job right now?

Because if it’s not, then you’re being a robot. Seriously. I hate to put it so bluntly but you are going through the motions. But if you’re heart is in the work you do, you push past prejudice and stereotypes in your field. You learn to value people. You create a working environment for yourself that is concerned with growth both professionally and personally.

That is what I’ve learned as a nurse.

And that is why posting 4 posts on the blog for the month of June is a feat for me.

I’ve mentioned before that it doesn’t matter if I write in (365) consecutive days or otherwise. What matters is I’m writing and I’m not stopping. I’m stubborn like that, but sometimes stubbornness has its benefits. Sometimes it allows you to pursue projects you would otherwise simply let go when you’re tired; it allows you to see things through. And, in the process of stubborn persistence, it helps you grow and make mistakes and, most importantly, learn.