I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write this. I almost feel weird writing a blog post again. It’s a little awkward because I just left this site hanging. Any way Happy New Years’s everyone. I’m back! I haven’t written a blog post since September but, I have been thinking about writing one ever since. So here it is.
Lot’s of things going on and have happened since I was last here. I have officially been working as a CNA for six months now. wow! My niece turned one January 4’th and experienced Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween! It’s been a wild few months now that I think about it. I also self hosted my blog for Christmas and it’s taken almost three months for this post to happen. But don’t worry I got lot’s of ideas that I am trying to put in to the works.
Let’s talk about my job as a Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA). I have to start by saying this job was never permanent. With that being said, I hate this job or really dislike this job. Maybe it’s the company or the people I work with. It just drives me nuts! By the way I don’t let my dislike for the job keep me from doing my job if that makes any sense. There’s good days then there’s really bad days, but some how I make it through. I sound so dramatic. I do plan on retiring from this job in the near future. I just know that I can’t do this forever.
For those of you looking to do this job. it’s not for everybody. There have been people who became certified and then quit a week into the job. This job is challenging and will test your ability to have patience. You have to remember that your dealing with people who are use to doing things on there own or they miss being in there own home. So you get a lot of people who are angry, sad, combative. And one of the hardest parts is dealing with the death of a resident because it happens. You have to clean someone’s body after they die. These are things that people don’t think about when going into a job like this, they think that you are just wiping a** all day. A lot of my frustration that come with the job are mainly that I don’t feel as if I’m actually helping these people especially since I work on the rehab floor. And let’s not talk about the people you work with, they too are a challenge.
As much of there are bad things, there are good things about this job. You meet a lot of different people from all walks of life, develop relationships with residents, and there’s always something new and crazy going on. And if you are like me and tend to have social anxiety, it’ll help bring you out of your shell a little. I can’t even tell you how many conversations I have had with however many people. This is shocking to me because I don’t like having conversations with strangers, but I do it every day. And with that I give myself a pat on the back.
I don’t know how this turned into just talking about my job. I have something that I will be sharing with you all very soon and that is my vision board for 2019. I have some things I want to do this year and I am more determined then ever. One of the things that’s on it is this blog itself . I want to focus more on writing and documenting my life, experiences, and other things.
I can’t wait to be doing this on a consistent basis so until next time.