a fresh face for my little space.
Danielle B did such a fabulous job designing all of this.
HTML is not something I know how to do very well.
So, until I get it figured out, I'll rely on other people's talents ;)
I thought it was time for a nice change.
Change isn't always easy.
Change can be hard.
I started this whole blogging journey as a way to remember nursing school.
The web name has always been a venne family portrait - but I named the blog, itself "busybody" because of all the directions I was being pulled in my life.
Well, now that the school, studying, homework / projects, chasing around a toddler, being a devoted wife.. have all slowed down, I can focus more on my family.
Currently, change is a good thing.
Usually, it's necessary.
My last few weeks of patients have had incredible amounts of change dominating their life.
We are a trauma overflow floor - traumas can come into your life with a sudden quickness.
One day, things are completely normal.
You're walking around, doing everyday things, when out of no where - BAM.
And you're left trying to pick up the pieces and adjust to life that was once normal with everyday things, only now, the way you deal with them and handle ordinary situations are completely different.
Imagine suddenly losing a limb.
There's no way around it - change.
There's a grieving process that goes along with losing a body part.
At first, it's just a jolting shock.
Then, despite everything - life goes on.
[ob-la-di // ob-la-da // life goes on BRAH! la-la how the life goes on]
You can either choose to figure out life with all it's new twists and changes, or rely on everyone else doing things for you.
Okay - so I've never lost a limb before but I do see people struggle with such life changes.
And man, does it EVER put perspective on things.
On all the things we do and use every day without even a second thought.
Again, it's the whole - seeing the vulnerable side of people that gets me every time.
I am so in the right profession.
Being a nurse couldn't have been a better decision.
There are certainly times when I want to scream out of frustration at the craziness of the night shift with patients that refuse to sleep and are constantly needing things.
But - it's my job.
I take care of people.
And sometimes, I have to disappear for like 5 minutes just so I can think and organize all the different tasks I need to take care of.
Time management is still so important.
There are also those times when I'm so appreciative of all the people I come in contact with because they have taught me so much.
Fall is here - a whole new season.
I am so thankful for this new season - for this change.
And then there's my husband already putting up the multi-colored lights.
I'm all - lets just get through Halloween first!
We haven't even gotten Hailee a costume yet.
At first, she wanted to be a spider.
Not really sure how to pull that one off - we're taking a trip to Halloween Express this weekend.
Talk about all this change - when the heck did this little girl start growing up so rapidly?