Becoming a CNA: A Pivotal Moment

Jun 20th 2014

Being a CNA is something we all should do to make us see the world through a new lens. I think about all the possible inflection points in life that really change how we view the world. My mind races through life events – getting your first paycheck, getting a degree, your first residence that is truly yours, losing a loved one close to you, making your parents proud, holding your child, seeing the ocean, etc.
But on my life’s reflection, becoming a CNA ranks up there among my life-changing events. ‘Why?’ you may ask. The nerves I felt walking in my first resident room, the fear and anxiety of failing to deliver great patient care, the exhaustion upon completing my shift knowing both mentally and physically, I had nothing else to give. It was also the crossing into someone else’s intimate world and trying to earn their trust, the classes that helped me realize just how much each CNA knows and the sense of private pride and joy when I did great work.
I felt both God and my deceased parents were watching over me, knowing I was doing God’s work like they both aspired to do.

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