I sooooo don't blog well.
by, 11-03-2011 at 06:40 PM (619 Views)
I have always thought no one wants to read a travel log of my life, why would I blog? I don't sew every day, why would I blog here?? But since I am trying to change my attitude to "the glass is half full" thinking, why not?
I have decided to try to post a question or observation regarding life each day that might elicit a response so I can find out how many people out there think like me (I'm betting we are in the minority) and how many people have a better outlook or attitude than I have. Today at work, I had a coworker compliment me in such an accusatory way I didn't know how to respond. She was over in my area and she said in a rather loud voice in front of other people (not nurses) that I was the smartest nurse in the practice. Now what do you do with that comment. If you agree out loud, you look arrogant. I wasn't going to respond with "no you are" because it is juvenile and not true. It was really almost like she was daring me to deny it so "thank you" wasn't really appropriate. I finally responded with "I wouldn't say that, we all have our talents".
But to tell you the truth, I AM THE SMARTEST NURSE and I am tired of apologizing for it. I certainly don't have the highest pedigree. I don't have the most education, but I am continually learning. I like to learn and I like to teach. I have 16 years of experience as an oncology nurse and have had the privilege to work with doctors who like to teach. I also go to dinner meetings where they talk about the new drugs and almost daily the drug reps come to our office with lunch and want to teach about their drugs. These other nurses have those same opportunities to learn but they don't take advantage of them.
Tell me how you would respond or share a similar experience and how you have responded. Keep your responses constructive (or at least funny) lol and I think we can all learn from this.