★ There will be days like this.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that not every day will go according to plan. Things won't always go my way in spite of all my hard work. Sometimes I have to remind myself that acute care can be a scary place, and that I might witness a patient who appears to be doing well experience sudden onset hemiplegia, dysarthria, and aphasia from a stroke in the middle of an evaluation.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's okay to take a step back, and catch my breath.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm only human, and so are my patients.

I know there will always be days like this. I just have to remind myself that it's perfectly okay not to like them.