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
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
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.