They say it takes repeating the same task for 60 days until it becomes a habit. I haven’t even made it to day 10 yet, and I’m already struggling to get my thoughts out on paper on a daily basis. However, I will say that even though I have not been writing my journal entries out, I have been thinking about the things I would write in my daily journal. I am becoming more cognisant of my thoughts and I find myself seeking out the goodness in the day to day.
Maybe I’m going about this all wrong. Maybe I need to not make such a big deal out of my daily entries. Today I’m going to simply state what happened throughout my day, and on the days where I find I have more time to write, I can write longer, more elaborate entries. I love getting the things that have been on my heart – I have so many ideas that I cannot wait to share them.
Today, Andrew and I were able to go out to lunch together. I still have not gotten used to the fact that I can actually leave the hospital and go grab lunch at a restaurant. Having a desk job rather than working as a floor nurse has been a transition, but a wonderful transition. I’m so grateful to be at home every night with my boys. We are able to have dinner as a family around our table every night. I am able to be a part of their bedtime routine, instead of racing home at the end of a 12-hour shift, hoping and praying that I can get in a goodnight kiss before they are asleep. It has almost been a year since I started this new position, and I feel like I have found the perfect fit for my career.