Diary of a Nurse

March 23, 2020

Today I felt like I was living inside a strange dream. Not depersonalized, but in some way disconnected – like I’d suddenly flipped into an alternate universe + was living inside a different version of myself.

I don’t know how to feel about myself right now…this crisis has me questioning: Am I really cut out for this? Will I be accepted as I struggle through? Will I be able to fulfill the role that is expected of me?

 

March 31, 2020

Today was a hard day…I miss people so much + I just want to go out to a coffee shop to study or go to yoga class…get my hair cut…But today wasn’t all bad…I reached out to people I cared about. I caught up on some studying. It’s not a lot, but it’s progress.

 

April 7, 2020

Contained

Remember

In the future

When we meet again

To write the textbooks

One paragraph at a time

To document this ephemeral eternity

To reconnect with ourselves

+ with each other

Remember

To wash our hands

Of panic, fear, + paranoia

To tell our children

That love is more infectious than a virus

Isolation is what you make of it

+ that you cannot quarantine a human soul.