“So you work with the crazy people?” is a typical response when I tell people I am doing my placement in an acute mental health unit. I work to help people who have slept with knives planning to kill themselves, taken not 6 or 7 pills to stop their pain but a couple hundred, people […]Read more "Stop defining People with Mental Illnesses as Crazy"
To say I’m scared is probably a huge understatement. Five years ago I started to work towards my goal of being a nurse. I am now four months from reaching that goal. Being at this point is filled with so many emotions. Anyone who has known me has known Nursing has pushed me to my […]Read more "Scared, but ready"
After a training session with my U14 girls, we were sitting in a circle stretching and. one girl piped up “how do I get my legs smaller”, this led to a chain reaction and many questions poured out, like, if I do alot of cardio will my abs show? As athletes we aim to be […]Read more "My Situation with Young Athletes and Body Image"
After my marathon I felt broken, I couldn’t walk for three days. The difference is you only have to endure 42.2 km, about five hours (for me) in a marathon, whereas, with Nursing you are pushing for years. There is moments where you want nothing to do with it, but deep down there is something […]Read more "Nursing Breaks You"
I was standing in a dusty classroom, surrounded by children sitting at their wooden desks. We had spent two weeks in these classrooms, seeing children use broken pencils, or using their fingers to draw imaginatively in the air while learning the alphabet because of inadequate supplies. It was here, on the last day in Kenya […]Read more "Two ways of learning, ONE changed my life"
The feeling of knots in my stomach happens daily. I feel nervous, tense, and extremely motivated. I don’t know where I will be in five years, but I know I don’t want to miss any opportunities. Like everyone else I wear many hats. Being the Athletic Representative for my College, gearing up for another varsity […]Read more "The Grind"
Think about this, in the course of two weeks, you travel half way across the world, you spend two weeks using bucket showers, you sleep in a tent with sixteen strangers, you wake up at the crack of dawn every day to do as much work as you can painting classrooms and building shelves, and […]Read more "Digesting Kenya, Finally"