So today is the day, my last day at my current job. I woke up with so many different emotions coursing through my veins. What a monumental day, one that is filled with joy, happiness, excitement, fear, sadness, and loneliness. I don’t think that I had an expectation for today, but at the same time I don’t know if I expected to feel the plethora of emotions that I felt today.
I had many supporters and well wishers, as well as others that were stay putters, fearing the insecurity of the unknown. Most of my team was sad about my departure, but I guess when you leave you find out who truly cared about you and your well-being.
You find out who is invested in the person you are and wish to become. I guess the most surprising was the others who were passive, could care less and were honestly negative about the opportunity to grow and develop.
Either way, today is the last day of one chapter and the beginning of another, how flipping exciting is that?! If that doesn’t light your fire, I’m not really sure what will.
As I embraced the last cases of my career at my hospital, I was filled with love and sadness, semi-bittersweet and a bit surreal to say the least. This the hospital that I had “grown up” in. It is where I began this amazing nursing journey. I had so many memories, so many friends that I would call family, many happy times, and many sad times. It is a place where I received many awards to include the most prized Daisy Award.
It is on this last day that I am able to reflect on all these times, emotions, friendships and learning that I have received from this amazing place that I have called home for the past four years.
In reflecting back today, I am so very thankful for everyone on at BSWH that believed in me, gave me opportunities to grow, develop and learn. I will never forget the people, situations and patients that I have had the honor to interact with. I will honestly forever be changed for the better.