It's finally here, my last night shift! I have been waiting for this for months, literally. I left Saint Mary's one year ago this month, headed west for a new adventure and I returned a little bit different than I left.
It's a little bit of a sweet surrender to days, I have had a really good time on nights. My co-workers are a lot of fun to be around, we laugh a lot, are unprofessional at times and have a good cohesiveness. To leave them is the harder part. The actual night shift, the difficulty staying awake when every morsel of your brain is telling you to sleep, the feeling of never being rested until the night before you go back to work, the difficulty sleeping through a beautiful day are gone. I don't know if it's set in yet, my first shift is Monday, I have five days off to prepare. It shouldn't take much.
I am ready, so very ready.