Monday, September 10, 2012

long before the sunrise

My alarm went off at 3:45am today. I didn't even hit snooze. 

So now it's 4:30am, and I'm just finishing up my Multi-Grain Cheerios. Eating so early really sucks. I'm still full from dinner last night, but I know I'll be starved by lunch if I don't eat now. And let's be serious--I'll be starved anyway. 

Today's my first clinical day on my psychiatric rotation. I have to drive into downtown Atlanta for this one, hence the early rising. Meeting my carpool at 5am, but at least the commute-in traffic won't be too bad. 

I'll admit, I'm apprehensive about this. There's such a stigma on psych patients in our society, and it's hard to break away from your thoughts/beliefs without really knowing what it is that you think/believe. They really stress in school that to be a good nurse, especially psych nurse, you have to be 100% aware of your beliefs and schemas. Still working on that, I suppose. 

So, try not to judge, right? I'll be trying not to, too. 

6 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Summer!! Good morning!! Crikey - so early!!

You have such an interesting day ahead! You are a good person at heart and so I know you will be great with the patients!! Take care
x

Linda G. said...

Ouch. That's early. But hang in there--you'll do great. :)

Joshua said...

Psych rotation, hell yeah! 3:45 wake up? Hell no!

Sarah Ahiers said...

ugh. So early. I had to get up at 2:30 the other day and i thought i wanted to die.
Also, man, knowing your beliefs and schemas in hard.
But i know you can do it. You know why? Because you're AWESOME!!

Tamara said...

Wow. That's a crazy time to wake up. I usually haven't even gone to bed by then. haha.

My sister was a nurse in a psyche ward for about two years. Crazy job, but she learned a ton. I wish you luck with it!

Corey Wilkey said...

That is way too early for me! haha :) I like to go to sleep around that time and not get up till 8 haha :)

I hope your day ended up going well! :)

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