When my job really feels valuable
I am lucky to work within a profession where I have direct contact to other people. The reaction after having completed a task successfully is often rewarded with simply a smile or a heartfelt comment by a patient or colleague. When you feel like everything is chaos, a smile or comment like that can save your day, and I'm thankful that it often happens in my department.
Challenged professionally on a daily basis
No days are alike and therefore I face situations where I'm challenged professionally every day, nevertheless, you need to remind yourself that we in the hospital not only treat diseases, but humans as a whole beings. Many patients are nervous or anxious when they step into a hospital and it is therefore important to create a trustful relationship so the patient feels comfortable. And that's often all it takes. I feel privileged to be able to help people when I'm at work.
Something many colleagues don't know about me
I am a huge nerd especially when it comes to music. My taste in music is a longstanding joke within my group of friends and every time we listen to some weird music, they're sure I'm behind it. I will admit that it's not far from the truth, as I often wind up far out in different music genres. However, I keep grounded by listening to pioneers such as Dylan, Springsteen, Morrissey and the Rolling Stones.