Wednesday 16 October 2013

Grateful for my work family

Do you know the feeling when you had a really good day at work? Things were working out, you did a great job, had fun, and there was even cake in the break room? It's awesome.
You feel accomplished, a useful member of society, a great asset to your team.
At least I do. (Nerd.) And guess what?
I had 5 of those days in a row. Five! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take the time today to talk a bit about my work family and how grateful I am for them.
The views at work. Can't beat that!

First of all you should know that it took me a while to find my career path. By the time I finally had it figured out I was 27 years old. A lot of upgrading, going back to school and working my butt off later, I finally arrived at my career (at the ripe old age of 30): x-ray and mammography technologist.


The wait, blood and tears (so many tears) were all worth it. (Most days) I really love my job.

The reason? The people I work with.
We are a small community hospital with an accordingly small department. That means that you get to know every person working there pretty well. We know where everybody lives, most of us know each other's families, and you really get to know people's quirks.
Like any (slightly dysfunctional) family, there is bickering, people complaining about each other, and tempers flaring once in a while. But there is also lots of support, laughter and love. There is always an open ear when someone has a problem. We like to share our dreams and goals.

To me it sometimes feels like we are living in a sitcom: the grapevine in hospitals is alive and kicking, people gossip, there are little tragedies and dramas.

But the best part for me? The fun(ny) days. I mentioned before my appreciation for some funny men in my life. Some of these guys happen to work with me.
In my book, seeing humour in (almost) any situation and being funny is one of the most important qualities one can have. If you are funny and make me laugh I will forgive pretty much anything.
(Humour also makes a good marriage fantastic!)

Honestly, sometimes we laugh so hard that we are crying. We try to outwit each other, are self-deprecating, make jokes. I love it. Once in a while I leave work with a huge, stupid grin on my face. What's better? Not much my friends.
We spend such a huge portion of our life at work, it's important to have fun.

The last five days at work were a rare string of really good days. Usually you get one, and then a few mediocre ones, but that last batch was awesome. So I wanted to put it out there: I love my work family!

Have you had a mammogram lately? If not, go and book an appointment today! It is so important.

I hope you are all having a great day at work today!

xo Miriam

P.S.This post came about spontaneously because I felt grateful. By happy coincidence there's a link-up today at Erika's blog Chimerikal! Funny how life works, isn't it?

GRAD-ITUDE 101: A Linkup By Chimerikal


  1. oh man! the people you work with can make such a huge difference! :) it's definitely a deal breaker for me if I don't like the people I work with. I don't think 30 is late at all. :) I know people well into their 40s and 50s that have jobs but are still figuring out what they want in life. i feel like my nursing friend would appreciate this post and the memes you've posted.

  2. I'm glad you found your calling. I'm still waiting for mine. I wish someone would just tell me what to do.

    Also, I want to laugh at those smore things...but they really freak me out! They're just soooooo...*shudder*. What an odd reaction that is!

    Radiology is awesome though. You're awesome. That is all!

    Hannah from The Lemon Hive

  3. Wow! Those cookies are awesome and funny! I'm glad you found your calling and it gives me hope that i'll find mine. I just graduated from college with a B.A. in communications and I thought I was destined to be on the news, but God has different plans for me and although sometimes I wonder if I should've just gone into something different, I still have a passion for all things communications so maybe he's leading me somewhere else with that! I love hearing these kinds of stories!

    Happy Thursday!

    xo Jess


  4. That pic of you guys in your lead is awesome!!

  5. Yay!
    I started my career path to go into X-Ray Technology.
    Had a baby and veered to the right a little {nurse}.
    I love catching up with your blog!
    Y'all look like y'all have fun at work.


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