I know I have a lot of readers who follow along just for my nursing blogs so I wanted to let you know where I’m at right now. I thought I owed you that.
I’ve always gotten a lot of great feedback from nurses concerning my nursing blogs and I truly appreciate it, but I’ve also gotten almost as much negative feedback. Most of the time I let it roll off my back, but when other nursing professionals cut at me with their emails and comments it’s just hardly worth it. Sure, I started writing about nursing topics for me, to get my feelings off my chest, but I continued much of the time due to so many nurses responding so favorably.
Too much negative feedback lately has made it hardly worth it for me. I’m sorry; I’m just far too sensitive of a soul to read hate mail from strangers. I just wrote a nursing post, and the entire time I kept thinking “well how will that be perceived?” I just can’t do that. It hampers my writing, and instead of writing my feelings like a good writer does, I’m writing with everyone else’s feelings in mind. That’s good to an extent, but I think I’m going overboard and I just can’t for now.
If I’ve discovered anything in the field of nursing it’s that we nurses are our own worse enemy, and if we can’t support one another we’ll never get anywhere in the struggles we face.
I don’t know if I will write about nursing in the future, but for now I am putting that topic on a shelf. I’ve gotten a bad taste in my mouth time and time again. I have to take a break from it. I hope you understand. This doesn’t mean I’m weak or that I’m letting others dictate my actions. It’s just a form of self preservation. If something drains you too much you step back. I’ll continue to blog, but on my other topics such as marriage, parenting, and Christianity.