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Life Lessons I Learned As A Nurse

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

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After 11 long years as a registered nurse, I would say that I've learned many life lessons the hard and painful way. It was tough as I moved through them but I am grateful for these lessons now, as they have made me the POWERHOUSE I am today!


If you want to embody your truth or magic, you will need to learn these lessons at some point in your journey, so let me save you some time, regret, and heartache.


Here are some of the hardest lessons I had to learn:


1. Don't live your life with resentment!


I remember I had a patient that was dying. She chose to be comfortable in the hospital. She had no family with her in her last hours.


So I sat in the room and held her hand. She told me she had a daughter. I told her I would call her daughter to come, so she wouldn't die alone.


She said, "NO!"


We never agreed on anything. I don't want to see her. I was sad for her and her daughter.


How could a disagreement or pain be so great that you are willing to carry the burden till the end. I sat there and held her hand till she took her last breath.


I also know that all of your traumas and pains not resolved- will just be added to your list to deal with when you come back as a soul. If you think your not coming back again to earth, you better think again! LOL


All of your trauma created here can only be alchemized and worked through here on earth- so you got this life time or your next ones.


2. Don't live your life for everyone else!


I had another patient that had cancer. She was a nurse manager in her time. She was very quiet, but she asked me to stay and talk to her for a minute.


So I came back at the end of my shift, and she told me.


"You are such a good nurse. I see how hard you work, Make sure you are doing things for you. Doing things you love. Spending time with your family. Watching your children grow."


I said, "Okay I will"


She said, "All I did was focus on my career. I put my needs, my loves, my hobbies aside for this nursing career. I was only focused on my taking care of everyone else, that I didn't take care of myself or my own kids. My mom basically raised my kids. Now I am here with cancer, and all alone. My kids never visit me, and now I know that is my fault."


That was such a biggie for me because back them I was all about my nursing career, and I would put my love for magic aside.


I promised her I would love my kids more, and focus on what Melynda loved outside of nursing.


You can't pour from an empty cup, not even a half full one. You need to overflow that cup so everyone else gets the over flow and you are still filled up.



3. Say what is on your mind!


This was the saddest one for me! My patient was a 50 year old man and he couldn't breathe. He said, "This is too hard, I can't fight anymore"


He also chose to be comfortable in the hospital. His wife came with their 16 year old daughter.


And I remember standing there giving him medicine to keep him comfortable, as his wife is hugging him. She keeps telling him how much she loves him and how good he was to her and their daughter.


I'm crying as I write this!


You never know when it's your time. Nothing is guaranteed. So live it up! Love your family and friends. Own who you truly are behind the masks. Say what you want to say. Tell your loved ones how you really feel!



Basically what I want to tell you, do what you love. Share what you love. Tell others how special they are. AND tell yourself how special you are. Stop hiding who you truly are or your magic because someone else doesn't understand it.


It is not your job or your responsibility to make sure someone else understands you. If you get it, then that is all that matters!

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