Finally had my first REAL OB rotation (not stinky skills lab) yesterday. All in all it was alright. I was really looking forward to it because so many of my other friends really loved it, but alas, I guess I just thought it was ok. Now that's not to say that I disliked it, I could see myself working on that floor no problem, BUT I didn't fall in love with it like some of my friends have. I didn't hear the angels singing when I walked through the door :) Of course, that was just L & D. I haven't done nursery or postpartum yet, so we'll see. Maybe I will like those better. If not there's always the rotations next semester.
I'm kind of starting to get a little worried. What if I don't fall in love with any of these areas? What do I do then? Maybe it's ok to just "like" what I do. But honestly, after spending all of this time & money, I'd really like to LOVE what I'm doing. Is that too much to ask? Also I'm thinking that maybe I'm just viewing this wrong. I mean when it comes down to it I'm really only seeing this through a spectator's eyes. Maybe it will be different when I'm the one actually getting to do the job and not just watching. I hope so. So far I have seen many different areas of nursing where I could potentially work but none that have just grabbed me by the heart.
Anyhoo, that's one clinical day down & 2 to go. I am very much looking forward to my nursery day though, I can't wait to hold me some babies!! :) Today our groups presented our OB project (thank God that's done) & this weekend I will be working on my Med/Surg paper (which is due Monday I might add).
All in all things are going pretty good & I'm just looking forward to counting the days down until this semester is DONE!!