And so it begins…

… the NICU adventures!  Today was the first day of my NICU residency.  And when I say “first day,” I mean a massive orientation session with all new staff in all departments in all of the hospitals in the system – basically, a ton of people.  I wish I could say that I listened carefully to every word that the speakers uttered, but… I didn’t.  After sitting in one spot for over two hours without a break, and after getting up super early in the morning, I guess I started to nod off a little bit (I wasn’t the only one, so don’t judge me!)  And yes, I am typing this shortly after coming home for the day, so I apologize in advance if anything in this post that doesn’t quite make sense.

At this point everything is a bit confusing.  There’s a lot to do in a short amount of time, and it’s all I can do to hang on tight and try not to get lost.  The biggest challenge will be driving to and from work – I live quite a ways away from the hospital where I will be working, and when a person is tired, the last thing they want is a long drive between them and their nice comfy bed.  Especially when one will be working night shift, as is the case with Yours Truly.

Even though I’m not exactly sure how everything will work out, I know that God has brought me here for a reason, and even though I can’t know the future, God does.  I have a feeling that this whole experience will be a giant trust exercise between me and God.

And with that being said, I shall now take a nap.


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