You may know by now that I'm working back in the Emergency Department, & ours is one of the largest in the US, based on number of patient visits per year. Working part time has proven to be wonderful, just two 12 hour days per week, and I feel like I'm almost (ALMOST) retired! It is wonderful! And I've really enjoyed being back in patient care... at least for the most part. It's a wonderful feeling to know you've done something worthwhile and helped make someone else's life just a little bit easier, even if only for a little while.
But there are times when I feel like I'm beating my head against the wall... I'm referring to working with adults who like to play games, who like to try to get away with doing nothing, hiding, wandering... essentially acting like children and then justifying their behavior as if everyone else is wrong, not them. I realize this kind of behavior is not limited to hospitals, it's everywhere, and I don't understand it. Having had my job eliminated and going through the absolute terror of trying to figure out what I was going to do next, I appreciate having a job like never before. Why is it some people are so cavalier about their source of income, their livelihood?!? I just don't get it! One thing I do know, though, is the older I get, the less tolerance I have for bull shit... and I'm not going to go quietly if I decide I can't tolerate this environment I find myself in, that is for sure!
So in the meantime, I've been doing some design work, making custom buttons for a client to use on her website, like this... and trying to get my studio set up and organized. I sure can "waste" some time up there in my studio, playing! But all play in the realm of art is worthwhile, no matter how trivial or childish it might seem, so,