Tuesday thoughts 💭 – Share your world 07-06-22

Melanie’s questions this week are good ones in my opinion 🤗 so thank you Melanie.

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

Yes absolutely. I love the crusts and still do. They also give you curly hair!

Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not?

Yes I LOVE musicals. I love the energy and the way that musicals can be emotive, really lifting your spirits with one song and the next you could be weeping like a willow. I used to work in the Grand Opera House Belfast as an usher and this is where my love for musicals blossomed. We were able to watch every single show that visited the Opera House. I remember “having” to watch Chicago for fifteen shows straight…and I loved every minute of it. The euphoria you feel at the end, when everyone is clapping and the actors take their bows, it’s another level.

Is it difficult to do what you do? (for a living, hobby etc.). If you’re retired, what you ‘did’ previously for a job can be substituted.

I am a registered nurse here in Sydney. I would say it is a tough job but when you enjoy what you do, it doesn’t seem so bad. The tasks that we have to perform are not difficult, as we are well trained. It’s the obstacles in front of us that can make our work hard. For example, being short staffed, not having the resources we need, having numerous tasks to perform in a short period of time, not to mention the things that can happen out of the blue, i.e. if a patient becomes really sick or we enter a pandemic. The last two years have been extremely difficult for nurses worldwide. Not only for the extra duties we have to carry out and the PPE that we have to wear for a whole shift but we were also fearful of becoming sick ourselves and/or bringing the virus home to our loved ones. You not only become physically exhausted but also emotionally drained. I feel for those nurses who were working in nursing homes, emergency, ICU and the covid wards. When family were unable to see loved ones. That must have been heartbreaking for everyone concerned and for the nurses being the patients first and maybe only point of call. Nurses do not want to be recognised as superheroes, we want to be seen as professionals in our trade and respected and paid accordingly 😊.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? (Doesn’t have to be a rock concert either).

Eminem, Glasgow, 2003. I’m not a huge rap fan but he was really out of this world. Also John Legend in Atlantic City, 2005 was pretty special.


Looking back over your life, what is one thing you’re grateful for? One thing you really regret?

I’m grateful for the upbringing I was given. To be kind and respectful to others, to be the best person I can be. The one thing I do regret is undertaking a geography degree. I completed it but it has done nothing for me. It was one of those degrees that everyone seemed to be doing whilst having a great time at uni so I thought, sure why not. However, it was a complete waste of time. Maybe I learned some life lessons but that’s about it 🙈.

Thanks for reading guys. Have a great day.

Wayne ✌🏽

18 thoughts on “Tuesday thoughts 💭 – Share your world 07-06-22

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  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful and heartfelt post and for Sharing Your World! I have nothing but the utmost respect for nurses because I know how hard they have to work, and how much the good ones really do care about the welfare and health of the people under their care. We’ll draw a small curtain over the bad ones. I know the profession is overworked (now) and understaffed and it hurts my heart to think that in my country at least, society is willing to pay out millions of dollars to athletes, but gives little to nurses or to teachers. America shows the short fall of that kind of thinking too, with our education system being a laughing stock, and our nurses just giving up altogether sometimes. Bless you for doing a really tough job! Thanks again too for participating! I enjoy the exchange in the comments section that you’ve offered as well! Have a right bonny week!

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  2. No learning is every truly wasted. It gave you building blocks for the nursing. Showing you the intracacies of the world…then you just moved it to more specialized training.

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  3. My oldest son completed training as an RN just before the pandemic so it was interesting to hear about your experience with the profession too. The best nurses I ever had were men, seeming to actually care about me and my grandkids have had excellent care by male nurses.

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    1. Oh wow that’s really amazing to hear. I hope your son is enjoying being a nurse. It is a great job and I am so grateful that we could still work during the pandemic as many of my friends working in different fields, lost their jobs.

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      1. The thing I find odd is that all the businesses here are lacking for people. Businesses are all asking for help and it used to be in summer break a lot of “kids” were taking those jobs. Now all businesses are hurting.

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      2. Lots of migrants also worked here in hospitality and casual roles. However, there was no support for them and they were basically told to go home. No there is a shortage of these workers 🤷🏼‍♂️.

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      3. He does like it, unfortunately he has been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment but still working. He did remark that he sees both sides of the fence so yo speak

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  4. I do feel that, while nurses aren’t superheroes, they do have to work under extraordinarily hard circumstances sometimes. As a care facility resident, I feel the issue of understaffing all the time (particularly now over the past year or so, somehow it wasn’t as bad during the first year to eighteen months of the pandemic). Thank you for sympathizing with those living in care homes, as indeed my staff were my only contact for some months early in the pandemic.

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