September. It’s that time of the year where summer is finally winding down and we can now start to feel the cool autumn breeze. I can already smell the pumpkin spice lattes and cinnamon.
But where I am now? I only have a week and a half of summer break left, and I am procrastinating on my OB and peds reading (oops). I’m trying to enjoy the rest of my break by spending more time with my boyfriend and friends, reading, and Netflix (I’m currently binge-watching the Flash right now haha).
Yes, I’m still a nurse volunteer at UCIMC. I’m getting used to answering call lights and transferring calls; it’s a little robotic but I’m sure this experience will benefit me during my rotations. The most important part is that I’m slowly befriending the staff on that unit.
I finally got hired a month ago as a patient care assistant/caregiver! I’m currently taking care of a developmentally delayed 4 year old girl born with GI malformations. Honestly, the job is tiring but I’m learning so much. I can see how different pediatric nursing is and how much patience it requires. Despite how stressful this job can be, I still love spending time with my patient. She’s fearless, playful, charming, resilient, and most importantly a survivor.
Thanks for reading if you made it this far 🙂 This was a super brief update, but I’m posting a little something by the end of this week.