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Happy Nurse’s Year!

Spring is in the air and so is Nurse’s Recognition Week.  Everyone loves recognition, adults, children, pets, employees and believe it or not managers do too!  Well May 6 thru 12 is Nurse Recognition Week.  So many nurses feel, like one week is not enough.  Nurses are hard working and often feel unappreciated all year round. There really is no way to show nurses how much they are valued in one day, week or month.  Recognition and appreciation need to given on a regular basis.

As I said Spring is in the air and that indicates change, growth and new beginnings.  The field of nursing needs an overhaul. We need a new way of thinking.  “Nurses eat their young” is an all too familiar phrase to those of us in the Nursing Profession.  We don’t always take care of each other as well as we should.  We, the nurses, need to take charge in making that change.  Now is the time for us to examine how and why we do the things we do.  Here’s how!  Make changes in our attitude within ourselves first.  Take care of yourself.  Give yourself recognition for a job well done on a regular basis.  If you want to influence others start with the basics. YOU!  After all, You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have!   Let’s make a commitment to ourselves and our profession to be good to ourselves and each other.  So on behalf of and for all nurses, everywhere, HAPPY NURSES YEAR!!  Here’s to new beginnings!

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Escapades of the Lost Car

OMG! My husband’s car broke down unexpectedly and it’s a wrap for the car. Our mechanic told us the bad news. Its over! It’s not worth it to fix the problem, which is the engine. It was a 1998 with over 260,000 miles on it. Well, after we said our goodbye’s to our old faithful car, we began the process of finding another car. Just like anyone else we had to look at our finances while we take into consideration the economy in all of it’s instability.

The first thing we had to do is decide is “What can we afford?” This gave us an opportunity to assess, fine tune and re-evaluate our budget. This turned out to be a good thing. We re-evaluated our debt reduction plan, re-assessed our daily and weekly and monthly expenses and incorporated some of our retirement plans. All of this would allow us to see how much new car we could afford.

Now some of us are in the situation where we don’t have to compromise with anyone. Some of us do. In my situation I had to compromise. My husband had his heart set on a particular car. My thought was to get a less expensive car and wait until we paid some of our debt down and then get the car we really love. Well after much conversation, the compromise was a combination of the two. Have a debt repayment plan and get the newest car we can afford to reduce the possibility of car repairs.

All is now happy on the home front. We were able to get the car we wanted and could afford. The debt repayment plan is up and running, and we still have our marriage intact.

Lessons- sometimes unexpected needs come up.
– approach your financial situations logically.
– compromise when necessary but stay true to your priorities.

“Your Journey…It’s all Connected!”

Naomi Jones – Life Coach RN

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