Who needs chocolates, flowers, and sentimental cards when your life is one big extraordinary love affair? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve asked fellow-RN Damion to express his affection for nursing in a love letter:
You have captured my heart. I think about you every morning when I first wake up, and I think about you every night before I go to sleep. You are ever present in my dreams, and you are always in my prayers.
You can be intimidating, but to those who love you, you are inspiring. You are complex, ever-changing, and require a great deal of passion and discipline to master, but you are worth the effort. You are a career that demands relentless self-sacrifice, but you provide some of the greatest rewards known to mankind.
You have provided me with many valuable lessons and offer me something new to learn every single day. You hold me accountable and inspire me to reach my full potential, constantly challenging me to grow and develop myself both personally and professionally in my career.
Most days, we are in perfect harmony, but some days we don’t quite see eye to eye. You make me laugh and cry—often both at the same time. Occasionally, I find myself needing a break from you, in desperate need of some “me time.” But when I feel your absence for too long, I miss you terribly. I am reminded that passion for any career involves a level of suffering, so I welcome it gladly.
We have had some amazing adventures together over these past seven years, and I am looking forwards to a lifetime of memories. This journey with you has been one of the most extraordinary love affairs in my life, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other career.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you—my heart, my passion, my legacy!