Author Archives: annemorris31

About annemorris31

I am an emergency-room nurse, wife, mother, friend, daughter, artist, arm wrestling emcee, purveyor of fine whiskeys and just looking to make a difference while getting more kick-ass everyday...

What I Learned This Week…

Last week was my first full week in the emergency department. What a wild ride! In reflecting on the 36 hours, there are certain things that bubbled up to the surface. Here they are: I love the ER; The more … Continue reading

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Why do we procrastinate?

Have you ever put off studying and watched TV instead? Have you put off a crucial conversation with someone just because it was just too uncomfortable? Have you walked by a basket of clean laundry for days because you didn’t feel … Continue reading

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Ditch the Shortcut

A few weeks ago, I was driving into my driveway and a cardboard box I had put outside for recycling had blown into the driveway. I debated getting out of the car to move it out of the way, but … Continue reading

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Challenge to Spring Graduates…

Graduation…what a gas! It was the end to a fabulous two years at USG and a great beginning for all of us starting our nursing careers. There are lots of college graduation traditions including the hanging of scrub tops in … Continue reading

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Job Hunt 101

Next week, I will be starting a new nursing job. It seems like yesterday that I started classes at USG. Those two years went by fast! For those who plan to graduate this spring, I thought it might be helpful to … Continue reading

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How Resilient Are You?

I am sure you have heard the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Recently, I have had a few friends and acquaintances who have experienced major life events that have tested their emotional and mental strength. Whether … Continue reading

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Ode to a Colonoscopy…

Now that I have your attention… I graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing this past December and feel honored to have been asked to continue writing my blog for this semester. Since then, I have gone on … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a New Degree

Ok, it’s this Friday. My nursing class’s graduation. I am tempted to say it went by quickly, but I feel that would suggest that it was easy. It. Was. Not. Easy. It was challenging, aggravating, thrilling, surprising, tedious, joyous, insomnia-inducing, … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action Under the Mistletoe…

For me, holidays always conjure up the thought of sitting around the TV watching Christmas movies. When I was growing up, there was no way to record a TV show or movie and then watch it later so you had … Continue reading

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Being Grateful in an Ungracious World…

Why do we forget about being grateful? I think it is because it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have or where we are lacking. I also think it is normal to think that we always need to be … Continue reading

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