Hi, my name is Rachel.

I am a nurse, a mom, a wife, a friend, a curious spirit on a grand adventure.

I write & draw about life. It helps me make sense of things.

My wish for you is that you continue.

Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness

Maya Angelou



If I were my own best friend

“If I were my own best friend” is a space to explore my ideas around caring.

Caring for myself, the way I would care for my closest friends.

Caring for others, particularly in the ways they want to be cared for.

Caring for my community, to make it a stronger and more inclusive place.

Caring for the world, because we only get one.

Nurse, Unfinished

This is a subcategory within the blog. It is a space to explore and remember many of my experiences in healthcare.

The stories are real for me but have been adapted to protect privacy. Consider them fictionalized reality.

I have been inspired by the idea of always learning. Being unfinished.

Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all of our lives.

Florence Nightingale