Another week of October, done and dusted… It was yet another blur in this month, for me – my current placement has kept me pretty darned busy!
My week started off with not one, but two 13 hour shifts..! When I take that into consideration, it’s little wonder that I’ve been feeling tired lately. Thankfully, Jack and the kitties have been being as perfect as they always are, and that softens the the blow of long shift considerably! Nonetheless, on Monday I was feeling pretty overwhelmed and in need of hugs – which I got.
The rest of the week saw one more 13 hour shift, and a short shift (a mere 8 hours!), a fair amount of cooking, cleaning and preparation, as well as a reflection meeting with my hospital cohort and tutor. I’ve never been super fond of reflections (we all sit in a room together and “reflect” on placements, it can be a complaint-fest or a joy-fest, but depending on which side of the fence you’re on yourself, it can become the other pretty fast..!) but this one was pretty good. Being second years is mainly treating us all well, methinks! I also got to have a meeting with my tutor to discuss some important stuff, which left me feeling really positive. Hurrah!
Friday was a long day for both Jack and myself – we ordered takeaway and ate it in front of The Apprentice, before playing through Pandemic together. An awesome way to unwind!