Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me!
Welcome to my blog and thank you for taking the time out to visit my website. My name is Tiffany Allen a Registered Nurse born and raised on the beautiful, tropical island Jamaica! I have been on this nursing journey for the past six years and my, my what a roller coaster ride it has been! Guess what though? Even though it has been ROUGH I must say I am really grateful for the lessons and opportunities my career has afforded me 🙂 and I wouldn’t change a thing – well if I could go back in time I might change a few little things 😉 nonetheless it has been good!
So if anyone had told me that I would be writing a nurse blog and become a small business owner I would laugh so hard at them that they might thing I am crazy!!! Guess I’m crazy right? Look at me writing and being an entrepreneur. All this time I thought my nursing journey began when I got my first job working at one of the major hospitals in my home country back in January of 2012. Haha! Haha! Was I wrong! My journey has actually just began. I’m finally doing something that I told myself I couldn’t do because I was AFRAID and PROCRASTINATED too much.
Tough times make you or break you
Most of the us are familiar with that statement and it could not be more true. For the past couple years I have been STRUGGLING to find my purpose as nurse and life in general. Even though at my current job my patients and coworkers loved me, I still found myself at such a low place that I just wanted to quit and be a bum (I’m being very honest here). I felt overwhelmed, angry, miserable,depressed. You name it, I felt that way. Every single day I prayed asking for a change in mindset and to finally understand my purpose but It just was not happening. Fast forward to about a week ago when I found myself at an all time low. I was just exhausted. My power was stripped away. I was weak and hollering in self-pity. I got up and went to my bathroom to wash my face. What I saw looking back at me was frightening . It was at that very moment that I decided that enough was enough. Was my current situation going to make me or break me? I decided on the former. Pitying myself and being in total misery was not getting me anywhere. So I washed my face, put on some lip gloss, got my notepad and began writing down things that I enjoyed doing and what I wanted to achieve. I now believe my future self will thank me for doing this 🙂
Never give up!
I know you are probably rolling your eyes at the above heading. It is really much easier to say than actually doing, but friends DON’T EVER GIVE UP! The journey may seem tough and filled with all things bad but I am here to tell you that all it takes is a change in mindset and deciding to take that first step towards achieving your goals. As I go I want to leave you with this quote by Vince Lombardi remember that winners never quit and quitters never win.
The Candy Stripe Nurse 🙂