Happy Place

We have quite a few nurses leaving the intensive care unit to relocate, change job positions, or work in neighboring hospitals for more money and/or a different environment. Many, I think, are searching for that happy place, like any other place except where they are currently. For now, my husband and I take some moments as able, to getaway. The anticipation, planning, actual vacationing, and memories of good experiences get us by. We are lucky enough to have the strength and resources to do this. Saving for it, doing tasks that are not always our favorite, and making sacrifices all help to make our happy place within reach (or one flight away).

Kauia beach

We visited Kauai. The beaches are clean with fish easy to watch and enjoy. The air is refreshing, the ambiance peaceful.


Kauia full moon by the beach

Even the full moon is beautiful. The reflection on the water makes the area so bright.


This tree from a garden is so unique. It looks almost unreal. 

I am thankful for the good times we had.

Ten Things of Thankful

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  1. So glad to see you here again at TTOT. I have often thought about you and the work you do. Thank you so much for all that you are doing during a time that is so difficult for those who are working in hospitals. Your trip must have been a wonderful break. The photos are beautiful. I remember seeing trees like the one you took. They are amazing.

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    1. Work kept me occupied. It's been a very long COVID-mess stretch.

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  2. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy a little getaway! So sorry to see so many nurses leaving. It's understandable though.

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    1. Yes. Many nurses are getting tired including myself.

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  3. Good to read you again.
    Hawaii*
    Getting away has so much power to re-invigorate, especially, imo, a place that has an ocean. (My favorite planetary feature)
    Have a good week.

    *correct number of vowels? lol

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    1. Perfect number of vowels. Hawaiian last do love the vowels “too much.”

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  4. Hi, Carin! It's so good to see you back at the TToT! What a lovely and well deserved trip you had! I can't imagine the stress level for nurses right now, especially in the ICU. My son is working in the ICU this week, and the patients are almost entirely covid cases. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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    1. Thank you. It helps to focus on the good times and gratitude.

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  5. It is a universal human dilemma, we think "there" has got to be better than "here."

    Your little getaway was beautiful, i hope it was refreshing and made you able to wade back in to whatever work throws at you with a refreshed spirit.

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