May of 2009 I graduated from Nursing school and 10 years goes by fast. As a student I was filled with much hope and longed to make a difference in […]
I am really nervous to write this, but being a writer somehow equates to vulnerability. And it seems that there’s always at least one person who’s life is touched by […]
Everyone always has an opinion about someone else. And that’s where this story starts. I had no opinion of this man when I first met him. But everyone I knew […]
One of the wisest things the Jiu-Jitsu Warrior has ever said was “identity cannot be compromised for people”. I wrote The Ninja Nurse without her Jui-Jitsu Warrior exactly a year […]
Today I caught a tall white man staring intently at me. “What does he want?” I just wanted to drink my Frappuccino in peace, the one my amazing barista added […]
One of the biggest convictions we have is the tug a war relationship between being kind and distancing ourselves from people/places. Not just any, the toxic ones. As a Christian, […]
There are no words to describe this kid, because words cannot do justice… the first time I met him, I was trying to help him stand; he said to me, […]
I really want to take a minute to brag about my new coworkers: the PICU nurses, Pediatric nurses, and Patient Care Technicians.
No one can understands what a PICU nurse feels, thinks, and experiences.. that is, besides her PICU coworkers in her moments of true devastation. It’s Pediatric Nurse Week, and some […]
I don’t think I’ve truly appreciated sleep before. In the past I compromised an hour here and there to go out, to catch up on errands, and let my busy […]
You were selfless and giving, full of love and laughter. You had so much energy and way about you. My heart was full whenever you were around. On this side […]
Sometimes life requires us to apologize first, and not because we were wrong. I think it takes great strength to say “I’m sorry”, we place ourselves in a vulnerable position. […]
Our meeting was so incidental, it was funny what you asked me just so you could start up a conversation. But that was the first day of this journey for […]
This morning was cold, very cold. As I was leaving work around 8 am, I was tired and dreading the cold. After a certain point or degree, the cold is […]
She wasn't always a ninja and he wasn't always a warrior...
There is a darkness