4I have just completed one of the longest work weeks I've had in, well, since I can remember. Somehow I managed to squeeze four days of nursing school classes and seventy two... yes 72... hours of ambulance work into one single week.
This sight has consumed me lately, but despite the incredible amount of time I've been kept away from home and my husband I have still enjoyed it. All I can do is flash back to a couple months ago where I was working nights, 11-7, and attending school at the same time. Where I tried and tried to sleep during the day only to stay alone and awake all night. Every night at the station at 9:30pm when I am making my bunk at the station I give thanks that I am going to bed rather than just waking up. I don't even mind going on the occasional call at 3am. Its worth it. I am happy.
Although, I will admit seventy two hours is a bit much.
But I am not asking you to chastise me for my work ethic.
Frankly, I immensely enjoy my job and it doesn't seem like work.
Why did I ever leave EMS in the first place to become a nurse?
Well, if only EMTs were paid a respectable wage... but that's another topic.
In the mean time I now face an entire week of vacation from school and only a fraction of the work hours I had this past week. Down time? Seriously? I am excited to see what I get into this week...
Oh, and before I forget.
The randomly selected winner for the "Taste of Vermont" giveaway is: Laraine! Please send an email to vtcabinfever(at)hotmail(dot)com with your mailing address so I can send you some awesome Maple Syrup!