Why I quit writing….
Why I quit writing on this blog…
I wanted to take a moment to ‘check in’, perhaps for the last time, to thank all of you who have read and will ready this blog. In as much as I have loved nursing and connecting with all of you, it is time to take a break. ‘Why’ is a convoluted web of life events, exposures to new areas and environments, insecurity in myself, my future, and the reality of nursing, the loss of important people, reevaluation of life, etc. . This fall has been an incredibly difficult journey for me and although I love to write as an outlet for sorting out things I feel are important, changes in life circumstances have created a new trepidation about sharing many of my thoughts and recent observations. While that sounds cryptic… well, perhaps it is.
For almost two decades I have been sold out to nursing, the cause of the profession, the importance of the profession as a driving force for health care change, and the importance of nursing education, which should be the solid foundation from which nursing builds. Sure the profession has its problems, but I have believed in championing progress, pushing for improved nursing education and access to health care, and emphasizing the importance of nurses and their work in any setting. While I still believe in those things… I think…, I am not the person to champion the cause. I have many thoughts on this subject, but I am learning to keep my thoughts to myself.
It is time to for me to consider changes and ceasing from freely writing my thoughts and ideas down about nursing, for now, will unfortunately be one of the first alterations.
To all of you out there who champion nursing keep up the good fight. Your patient’s need you, your students need you, and God knows this world is lacking the needed numbers of good, wise, and encouraging nursing mentors that young nurses need. I know a few amazing nurse mentors, I am sure you do to… I am going to make it a priority to tell them how important they are to nursing this Holiday season.
To those of you who are afraid to leave the profession because you are not sure what else is out there other than nursing… I hear you. I am not sure either…
I hope to consider writing again soon. Thank you again for reading and for sharing your love for nursing.