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The Reality of Being a CNA

Hello Everyone 🙂

I decided to share with you guys about my own experience of working as a CNA, and also to share with you the realities of being a Certified Nurse Assistant. I have heard that the job of being a CNA is undervalued because it is seemed as a job that can be frustrating to do, and honestly it is but it has it’s positives as well.

Being a CNA is a job that honestly requires a lot of patience and willingness to do such a job because you are basically with senior residents 24/7, it is like you are their main caregiver. Another reality about being a CNA is that the assigned residents you get for your shift are your responsibility during your shift to take care of, and trust me when I say that, it is honestly not an easy job to do because I had to learn how to manage my time wisely by seeing which of my assigned residents needed to take their showers, or who needed their vitals done for that day, or which residents are continent and incontinent, so it is a lot of responsibility that falls on you.

Another reality is you have to make sure that your residents are safe at all times, meaning that if a resident is a fall-risk then you as a CNA have to make sure that resident is safe in their wheelchair, or bed at all times during your scheduled shift; you cannot just leave them unattended since it can get you and your job into trouble if one of your residents is fall-risk and gets injured seriously.

While being a CNA can be stressful, frustrating, demanding, and a lot of responsibility, it also has it’s positive’s like I mentioned to you guys earlier in my post. One of them that I like as a CNA is knowing that I am making a resident feel safe and comfortable, and that their needs are met. Another positive that I like about being a CNA is getting positive compliments from the residents about how well I am doing my job in taking care of them, and also interacting with the residents makes my job more meaningful.

I personally never though or considered a job as a CNA before, but I needed to find a job that would help me support myself because I was tired on relying on my parents for anything that I needed, and also because I wanted to be financially independent; so I just decided to take a quick CNA course to get my CNA certification in order to get a job, and so I did and I got a job.

I am not planning on being a CNA for a long time though,  there are a lot of things I want to do in my life.  I am studying Creative Writing because it’s another love that I have. I want to create my own stories and share them with everyone else. I mostly want to write stories for Middle Grade,  and Young Adults. It’s tough growing up because you are trying to find your place in this world. 

My Mom’s Childhood Story

Hello Everyone :-)!

My parents are the rock and the huge support system in my life, and will always be no matter how old I get, or where I live. I love hearing stories about my parents childhood growing up in the 80’s.

The stories that really have always captivated me are my mom’s stories of her childhood, growing up in Mexico. She had a childhood full happy and sad times also. Being the daughter of only one parent (her dad) and having a step-mother who would ignore her was really tough for her.

Her mother died when my mom was just three years old so I can only imagine how sad it was for her not to remember her mother:(

There are several stories of my mom’s childhood that I can still remember well, the first is about her being left behind with her step-mother while her dear dad had to go on an important job trip, she was still a really young girl and the thought of not being with him for a week terrified her so much; my mom and her dad were really close. She ended up starving herself because she could not go on without her dad. Everyone in the neighborhood were really worried for her, even my Aunt Gloria, she could not bear to see her starving herself and feeling low all the time so she decided to call my mom’s dad, telling him to come back because her daughter would die of sadness and starvation if he did not come back for her.

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Hearing this story from my mom’s own voice made me realize how much she loved her dad, their love for each other was so strong that her dad would not dare leave her daughter alone starving and sad.

I wish my mom had pictures of herself when she was a little girl but for some unknown reason she does not.

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