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The Reality of Being a CNA

Hello Everyone πŸ™‚

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. 

I’m Thankful for What I have πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸŒ»

Hello Everyone, 

Since it is Monday today I decided to simply do a blog post about what I am thankful for.  These past few months have been full of ups and Downs that I sometimes tend to keep focusing on the negative moments that I have had more,  than on the positive moments that I have experienced.  Being thankful is mostly something that we think about in November for Thanksgiving,  but I try to think every month what I am thankful for;  but honestly I do forget sometimes.  So here are five things that I am thankful for:

1. I’m thankful for having a loving boyfriend who loves me for who I am and respects me. It was not a love at first sight,  it was more of like a love that happened unexpectedly but in a good way. 

2. My family and friends,  even though I have not had the chance to go visit my family in Orange County,  California,  I do miss them a lot.  Calling my mom and my twin sister helps though.  I also miss my friends a lot and hopefully someday I can see them again. 

3. Having a job is another thing that I am thankful for.  I used to struggle looking for a job in which I can support myself financially with out relying on my parents a lot.  Having a job as a CNA has helped me understand the value of helping others.  

4. Loving my unique self and accepting my natural beauty is something that I am truly thankful for because there have been times in my life while growing up that I have felt insecure about myself,  and my physical image.  I have also struggled with my self-confidence,  I used to listen and take to heart what everyone thought about me,  to the point that I would let everyone’s negative comments affect me in negative way. 

5. Continuing with my higher education is another thing that I am thankful for because coming Mexican immigrant parents,  I have learned the value of having an education and working hard towards my dreams and goals is something to be proud of in life.  My parents we’re not so fortunate enough to get a college degree because they had to work to provide for themselves and their families so my parents have always instilled me and my siblings to work hard and to never give up on our own dreams and goals no matter how challenging it may seem. I want to have a career in writing,  so it is something that I am working on right now,  and even though it may seem challenging I do not want to give up in my goal of publishing a novel someday. 

My Gold Stars

Hello Everyone πŸ™‚

Here are my gold stars which are the little things that make me feel better. ⭐⭐⭐

  • Sleeping 
  • Eating ice-cream
  • Going for a walk outside
  • Seeing the sunshine on a beautiful day
  • Sunflowers
  • Reading a good book
  • Going to a bookstore or a library
  • Writing 
  • Coloring
  • Drawing mandalas
  • Listen to a good song
  • Cuddle with my boyfriend 
  • Eat good food

What are your gold stars? You are welcome to share on the comments below, thanks. ☺️

Moon

The moon lights up the dark night sky. 

I look up from my bedroom window 

My brown eyes are filled with wonder and 

Enchantment at the luminous light that is 

The moon.

I don’t need chaos in this world, only the 

Beautiful moon to admire for it’s true beauty

Lights up the night sky for you and me.

It’s mystical eyes look down on me

As if the moon was my best friend, I smile

At the moonlight shining below me.

Yearning

My soul yearns to love you

A million times more than what

You want to give me. 

I love you more than you can imagine, 

More than the moon, the enchanting stars 

Above us, and the sun that warms me 

With a deep love for you. 

I only hope and pray that you

Truly see the yearning of love that I 

Feel for you. 

For now it is worth the risk to yearn for you 

My lover. 

The Cave of Dreams

There is this cave I found

In the middle of the shining lake

I can see its reflection

Smiling down at me.

Its a cave unlike any other, 

I go inside it where there is no darkness, 

Where there is no sadness, and coldness

All around me there are images of dreams. 

Dreams that make up me and you. 

This cave of dreams will never fade, 

It will always be here for me, for you. 

Winter Magic

Winter magic fills me with endless joy, wonder, and imagination. 

I close my eyes and fill the smell of the chilly air with wishes of snow-covered houses. The warmth of my black and white checkered sweater fills me images of cozy warm fireplaces. The simple joy of drinking hot cocoa, making a gingerbread house with a loved one, or listening to Christmas music brings the genuine magic that I crave to bring me up from my gloom. 

Walking outside where it is raining, and cloudy I create in my mind the image of a place full of winter magic surrounding me. I may be feeling cold, but I will keep the images of winter magic to keep me warm, and joyful. 

If My Life was a Movie…

If my life was a movie
I would make myself a warrior Queen of my own kingdom
I would be in control of my own life
My own destiny.
I would be the hero of others struggling to find their own place, their voice in this wild world.
Monsters can scare us
But they can never break our courage, our joy, and our confidence to be all that we want to be in this world.
In this wild world that tries to control me, I know what I want, and what I want to accomplish.
I have the power to say no to negativity and say yes to positivity.
True love and happiness is all we need in this crazy world.

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A Haunted Dream

Princess Ariana woke up from a bad dream she has been dreaming of for a few days now.
It was a dream oddly real and vivid to her that she felt she was in it. So she decided to go tell her Father King Aranaus about her dream.
Ariana, the mermaid most highly admired by everyone for her rare gift of erasing evil and bad dreams seemed to somehow struggle with erasing this dream that has been bothering her.
“Father i have something i want to tell you.” She gazed at her Father worried at what he might say.
“What is it my dear?” He was busy in his room coming up with possible solutions on the extiction of dragon seahorses.
“Its an odd dream that has been happening to me for a few days. It scares me because it is so vivid and real that i have tried many times to shut it out and use my gift to destroy the dream, somehow i cannot. It keeps on coming to me strangely as if it keeps on haunting me during my sleep.
King Araneus looked alarmed upon hearing this from his own daughter
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My Writing Goals

Hello Everyone, ☺

As an aspiring Writer, i know that i can tend to not honestly commit myself to maintain a daily writing schedule because of my busy schedule. But lately i have been thinking really deep on coming up with my own plan and goal of finding a way to not loose my way and stay focused everyday on improving and practicing my writing skills. It does not make sense for someone to say that they want to be the greatest writer ever, when in truth they have not taken the time to write, learn, and practice their writing skills.
honestly i want to learn as much as possible by reading alot, and meeting authors, and aspiring writers such as myself. I know that getting as much exposure will help me gain more knowledge in the world of writing.
My goal is to intern and later on get a job as an Editorial Assistant because i have come to realize that it would be another way for my writing to get noticed, and also gain exposure into the publishing business works, since i know that writers also have to know how stories get edited and published.
Writing is what i truly love to do, it is what i have been doing since i was twelve by expressing myself in journals. Writing helps me escape and create a whole new world and characters. Reading is also one of my greatest joys. Reading has helped me understand life better, has served as not only entertainment but also as comfort and purpose.
I do not want to loose track of what i have always loved doing as a hobby first because now i want to do it as a career.

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