Tag: nursing

Yolanda Aftermath: Sunny Smiles on a Rainy Day

“In Omnibus Amare et Servire.”

It was a gloomy morning and the rain slowly trickled down the car’s windshield. I checked my phone and the signal was dead. I glanced at the left side of the road and there was a torn out sign of “Welcome – prov.” It was an eerie moment. Read more →

Day 461: Lessons Learned from a Life on Pause

It has been a while since I last posted in this website. It has also been a while since I lugged my black backpack and frolicked around the beautiful islands of my home country. Everything that I thought I could do slowly began to die down. Read more →

Day 188: They Said I Was Reaching For The Moon

“So, where do you volunteer, now that you’re a Registered Nurse? I heard there’s an opening in this hospital, are you planning to submit an application there? Will you be pursuing Medicine anytime soon? Wow. You’re a nurse… more dollars for the family then…” Read more →

Day 103: Benefits of Traveling With a Nursing Degree

A few months ago, I unluckily sprained my ankle while standing on a corner when suddenly a person was running and accidentally hit me down to the ground. It was quite unexpected, though. I was in Compostela, Cebu – very far from the nearest clinic and just a few (probably 200 meters) away from the local “sari-sari store.” Good thing they were selling ice there so I had no choice but to nurse myself at that point in time. Read more →

Day 50: A Map For Thursday

It was a month before the Nursing Licensure Examination and I found myself staring at our wall filled with reminders, notes, and motivational quotes, posters, illustrations – practically a huge room-sized “vision board.” It was an hour before the exams and I made use of that time to pray the rosary. Then, it was time to take the test and a few months after… I passed. 8) Read more →

Day 43: Burning Passion

Today I learned about “passion” – doing things in life that you actually enjoy. For me, passion is falling inlove with what you do, pursuing those things that make you happy, and above all, it gives you that “purpose of living.” I mean, you take control. Read more →