#YellowSelfie for #IDN2020

The brilliant @wemidwives team last week got us to post a #yellowselfie to celebrate International Day of the Midwife http://www.wecommunities.org/blogs/3562. Well I wonder if we can carry this on as we celebrate International Day of the Nurse? #IDN2020

As a children’s nurse and someone who is a passionate believer in growing and nurturing the future generation of babies, children and young people, along with growing our student nurses too, I do hope you’ll join me in continuing to bring a splash of yellow cheerfulness to twitter as we celebrate the contribution of nurses. Let’s use #YellowSelfie and perhaps add what type of nurse you’re proud to be ie #Proud2baCYPNurse 😉

Nurses are brilliant, intelligent, curious and compassionate professionals who also have an ability to bring cheer to situations too. I was on a lovely #EarlyRisersClub zoom call this weekend with Claire ‪@C_Carmichael83‬ and she had sunflowers 🌻 on her background! Oh they made me smile! It reminded me of beautiful GOWER Sunflowers from last August, I’m so hoping they’ll be there this year thanks to the National Trust ‪@NTWales‬.

Sunflowers on Rhossili at the GOWER 2019

As I look at the picture I took, I can see the variation, some are flourishing, some look a tad weary, some are standing firm in the breeze, I think it’s a poignant reminder of how the nursing community are feeling at the moment. Many have been and are going through some very very tough challenging times. Some have found opportunities to take on new leadership roles and teach others, whilst others are acquiring skills they’d never dreamt of doing. Every nurse everywhere in whatever role has been touched by this pandemic…

So as we celebrate International Nurses Day and say a sincere thank you to nursing colleagues and celebrate their contribution to society on so many levels, let’s add a splash of cheer too.

That #YellowSelfie calls 😉 will you join me?

Day 1 #IND2020
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Day 4 #IND2020 – Mary Seacole
Day 5 #IND2020

Author: @kathevans2

I’m a Children’s Nurse who is passionate about improving healthcare and life with people who use services. I love getting out in the countryside or to the seaside to promote my mental health and well-being. On a journey to doing 100 marathons (slowly!) & part of team #NHS1000miles (new members always welcome!) I also love charity shopping, cooking and healthy eating too 😉 Sharing thoughts on a range of things that interest me. Comments, challenge, links to further thinking and research are most welcome. Learning and thinking together is always more fun!

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