I am typing this on my way back from work. Today was a very hectic day. I worked at the theater today. No I wasn’t the scrub nurse or the surgeon, it was a major case and I was the circulating nurse. Cleaning up after the procedure took hours and it was all tiring.
I am so tired but I am feeling so fulfilled. The thought of being a needed variable. The feeling of having something to go to. The thought of being part of the team that saved a life makes me feel like a hero.
Is that how everyone who works feel? Is that why we work? I do feel alive when I get a “thank you” from my patient.
I am going home today with this thought: ” If one day, I wake up with no job to go to, will I still feel fulfilled as I am now?”
What is your life drive? What gives you your sense of aliveness? Will you survive when it’s no more? What is life and what does it mean to you?