The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.: On Staying Positive...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On Staying Positive...

Happy Hump Day!

I am in the last two weeks of my REI rotation - which is a 40-hour work-week heaven. This has been one of my favorite rotations of the year, not only because I have been able to be present at home in all the ways that I want to be, but I have learned a TON and really enjoy the day-to-day of REI. 

My next rotation is Nights. I am trying to keep a positive attitude but the truth is I am kind of bummed about not seeing my family for basically four days in a row, for the next four weeks. I keep hearing Isabelle's little voice when I pick her up from school, "Mommy, I waited for you" and "Mommy, I'm so glad you're here." Moments like that make my heart so so full, but also make me want to shed a tear.

I've already started stressing about how Nights turns into SICU (5AM-5PM), and SICU turns into heading back to Wake (24 hour call every 3 days). I know this craziness will eventually pass, but it doesn't make it any easier to get through.

So this is one of those moments when it can be a challenge to stay positive.

One of those seemingly unfair seasons when work time surpasses time with my family.

One of those moments when I have to take my own advice and walk in the faith that has gotten me through this fogginess before.

I've made it my mission to enjoy my last two weeks of 40-hour work-week bliss. I'm so thankful to have had such a great rotation, professionally and personally. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love, no matter how difficult this working mommy life gets.

Thinking about the events of the next four months just seems exhausting so I will just take it one. day. at. a. time. And hug my babies extra tight.

What do you all do to stay positive? How do you deal with those stressful seasons in your life? Would love to hear about it in the comments :-)
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