When push comes to shove, that is really the end of the road when seeking a quality lifestyle. I have "been" for much longer than I should have, ignoring the whispers of the universe that it's time for something different. Creative, if you will. I don't have word so my resume goes something like this:
Team builder: I'm the one who stands back and observes what people's strengths are and figure out a way to make that a positive. I think outside of the box and always have. While I see the need for occasional accountability for screwups, I choose to empower somebody else to do what they are taught. That's what old school people do.
Computer geek: I have been in the clinical lab since before automation and interfaces and I can tell you honestly though they're a pain in the ass, if properly managed they are solid. When Methodist bought the seven at once and eased us onto Sunquest, the entire system went down for a week. Of course we had a "backup plan" because we'd been doing it on paper all those years. That's a lot of writing.
Blood banker: I hated the clinicals in MT school because the employees made us process blood that came into John Gaston from the blood bank. I'm talking a hundred at a time. During my tenure at the local hospital I've learned to appreciate the fine art of balancing supply and demand when it comes to blood and blood products. We don't like to waste something that was a gift.
Holistic healer: Being in a hospital for 39 years has given me a keen awareness of how scared people are when they're really sick. Heck, the whole family is scared usually. They need attention other than the minimum standard in order to thrive. Which is our goal, right? Babies are born and people die every day in the building where I work. If you don't think being someone's advocate is worth the time, don't clock in.
Blogger: Y'all know the drill on that one. I love photography as well but left the badass Leica in the rain one night and uh. No more. Instead I just document life with my badass phone. The windows that were taken out in February are turning into works of art at different places and that just tickles me to death.
Friend: If you are my friend I will climb mountains or go into the valley with you. Same for family. There are friends and there are people you know. There's a huge difference. A true friend will call you out even if it's not pleasant. That's not to be confused with bullying, which I was guilty of many years ago.
This resume will be continued ~