This blog is devoted to sharing a little about life, lived by a unicorn, grief, grit, and gratitude. I promise to be honest and true, and share the value that is me.
Who am I and why should you be interested in my space.
I am first a daughter – the youngest of 3 girls – and so second a sister – perhaps a pesky one in my younger stages of life. Born in a small town in Alberta.
I am a friend, a true loyal one. Many of my friends are from my early school age years.
I am a nurse of many varieties. To my very core I am a nurse. There is very little I won’t do for someone in need. Later to evolve to a Nurse Practitioner.
I am a wife – a devoted, hard working, grateful wife. I cherish and am cherished and adored – a truly unique and valuable companionship.
I am a mother. Perhaps my most cherished self. I love so profoundly. I have deep gratitude for this Self. Much of my story today had evolved through the long and complicated journey of how I got to be a Mother. The Journey to motherhood is unique for everyone – and I have learned a lot along the way.
I am a dreamer. I am crafting a life for me and my family that is rich in love, in experiences, and in joy. Creating memories – building a legacy. A life that is different from the average.
Who are You.
I first must apologize. I got out of routine. My heart is always in this space. My mind was pulled elsewhere and I have been working on so many projects – that sadly I missed posting and reaching out. So fair to say I didn’t make it priority. But. I. Am. Back.
I have known for some time that my mindset is strong, and dedicated to gratitude and positivity. However in these trying times I have only realized just how strong my mind is, and how such a focused dedication to gratitude is not the norm. Every where we look there is fear – and it is real. There are things happening in the world that not one of could have predicted. We all thought it was something we would not experience, that it would always be in someone else’s backyard. Not Canada, and certainly not Edmontons reality. And yet here we are.
I work in a world where I provide care for very vulnerable people, in their space, in their homes. For they are nearing the end of their lives and they are not able to leave their homes. Their symptoms are real, their problems are vast, and the team with which I work are the people they trust. I screen them with my simple questions to asses their COVID risk – but i must go, and I protect myself.
What I want to do today, with this post, is share with you how I keep my mind strong. I do not exist in fear, or in an anxious state, for I do not feel that will serve me. I wish that for all of us. So that we know we can only do OUR part.
My heart lends to Italy, Spain, – and rest of the world who caught in tragedy as the numbers climb. To my own backyard. I honour you, I love for you. But all I can do here is protect myself, my family, my neighbours, my patients, my teammates. Wash your hands. Keep your family safe, stay home as much as possible. We will come out on the other side of this. Do not be fearful. Be mindful. Be dedicated. Reach out and spread love that is us as humanity.
I wake up far earlier than I need to- and sometimes even earlier than I want to 🙂 – and I start with a workout dedicated to making my body stronger. I then focus my time and energy on making my mind stronger. Gratitude. Dreams. Goals. I send messages to provide motivation and strength and value to loved ones, so they can also start their day in strength. Then, I prepare myself to be dedicated to my kids – who are confused, somewhat unaware – who truthfully have no real grasp of the magnitude that COVID-19 has cast on our globe. GLOBE. We are all in this together. Perhaps we are not all fighting at the same time, but we WILL ALL fight it sooner or later. Then i leave for work. Currently i juggle work, honoring others while they help us take care of the kids, and educate our kids…my mind MUST be strong and focused.
Pray. Love. And explain to our children that we will do all we can to be safe. Don’t be a angry for what we can not control. For that will only distract your mind and attention from what we must believe. We are in this together. We stand together and we fight together.