Fabulous Friday, 5/29/15

I haven’t done a Fabulous Friday post in forever, but I’m doing one today. I need to get back into doing these weekly posts because they remind me to be thankful for the things in my life, and they also keep me focused on my goals. This past week, I’ve been ill with the stomach flu, but I’m feeling so much better today and ready to share my weekly blessings.

I’m thankful for:

1. Being accepted into a new grad RN program that I’ve been wanting. This new grad program is very competitive; hundreds of applications are received during each application process with minimal spots available. The unit for which I applied for was only accepting two applicants, and I was one of the two that made it. I’m so elated about this opportunity! It’s a blessing to work in your dream field, in your dream city, in your dream hospital.

2. Having time off from my current job. Although my time off came with an illness, I’m appreciative of this time off because I needed it. Let’s just say things on the job quickly went to the left after orientation and training (which wasn’t long as it should’ve been, and it wasn’t thorough). With stress comes a weakened immune system, and obviously mine was broken down. During this time off, I was able to reflect on what I need to do when I return, and it also gave me time to prepare for my new position.

3. Having success with container gardening. I wasn’t too thrilled about container gardening before now. I haven’t had much success with it in the past, so I figured it wasn’t for me. That was until I purchased wine barrels and used them for gardening. My plants are thriving in them! In one, I have Swiss chard, cucumbers, and garlic. In another, I have basil, rosemary, and purple sage. I’m starting to like this container gardening thing.

My plants...Swiss chard, cucumbers, and garlic

My plants…Swiss chard, cucumbers, and garlic

4. Zofran for nausea…’nuff said.

5. Foggy days. I know foggy days aren’t something most people enjoy, but I do. Right now, the fog is thick, but not too thick. I’m able to see the rosemary bushes that lines my backyard and the rabbits that love to eat the grass (they need to start paying rent, as much as they eat). Foggy days make me want to relax and write.

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” -Maya Angelou