This was my view during lunch this afternoon. It was pretty mild for only being 50 degrees outside, but the wind compensated for what little warmth the sun had to offer anyway, so I didn’t eat out there very long.
Still, it was nice to find a quiet space in the middle of this bustling hospital for once. Being on day shift has really made me yearn for the silence and solitude that night shift brings like never before. I’ve found myself wanting to revert back to old habits and draw back into my shell, instead of taking opportunities to socialize with my new coworkers quite a bit this week. One of the main reasons for this has been because I have started second-guessing my transition from the SICU to an outpatient unit.
With all of my fears starting to overshadow the good things that have come out of this change, I felt the need to tactfully talk it out with a few people today- a skill that I’ve had to master during my recovery from depression.
I’ve been reminding myself that life- and all of the curveballs it throws, is only what you make of it. Change is easy to talk about, but very difficult to implement. Once it has come, it can be very easy to only see the bad in situations and focus on the negative. But I can’t allow my fear of change (and in a sense, starting over) to keep me from succeeding in this endeavor. I’ve started down this new path, and I’m determined to see it through.
Today I’m choosing not to let negativity take away from appreciating the positive and beautiful things around me. Today I am choosing to be happy.
Photo Courtesy of: The Baltimore Sun.
This made me literally jump for joy!
As a child who came from humble beginnings, I know what it is like to have very little food certain days, or not enough money to buy a school lunch. Getting shoo’ed away by a lunch lady for something that costs $1.50 should be an experience that NO child should ever have to endure. Finally, the Baltimore City School System is doing something right for these young Americans!
For the first time in the history of the school lunch program, all children in Baltimore are created equal. Beginning this week, every student in the city, regardless of income level, is being offered free breakfast and lunch under a federal program that allows school districts to eliminate a decades-old meal-subsidy structure for students in high-poverty schools. Baltimore is among a handful of districts in Maryland taking advantage of the opportunity that was opened to schools nationwide last year. Maryland schools are able to adopt the program under state legislation passed this year in the General Assembly. Del. Keith Haynes, chief sponsor of the legislation, said Tuesday during an announcement at Beechfield Elementary/Middle School that the law is the “great equalizer” for city students, closing one more gap that exists from socio-economic disparities.
Read More: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-ci-school-food-program-20150602-story.html
Enjoy the read!!
I hope you all have enjoyed this warm weekend! Hopefully yours was not plagued with heavy rainfall, like mine was. A friend of mine shared this article with me a day or so ago, and after reading it (and doing a little digging as well,) I thought it would be appropriate to share with you all. Now, we’ve all heard the old adage about history repeating itself, and the recent events in our town may lead one to believe that perhaps we’re witnessing that very phenomenon now. I suppose time will tell, but in the meantime, enjoy the read, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Originally Posted on AmericanThinker.com:
“We are part of the problem[.] … Now we have to change.” So declared Anthony Batts, the African-American police chief of Baltimore, at a press conference on May 6, 2015. The man in charge of this minority-majority department since September 2012 denounced his officers, impugned their integrity, and undercut their mission. Continue reading
Well well well…
Governor Hogan sure has been a busy man since he took office! Although the use of body cameras in Baltimore City has been widely debated over the years, I think now may be an appropriate time to revisit the subject and put them to use.
Photo Courtesy of: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
Hey all, I just wanted to share another post that really resonated with me and the times that we find ourselves in. Please continue to pray for our men and women in blue as they put their lives on the line daily for our city and cities across the world. Continue reading