As I grow older and (hopefully) wiser, I don't want to forget the naïveté of a beginner's mindset.
"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few." -Shunryu Suzuki
As a nursing student, I'd take notes in journals, random pieces of note paper, various word docs, and the "notes" app. First, I would see a problem in the world, next, brainstorm ways that I could fix it once I was a real nurse, and then, lose that piece of paper \ file \ app. Now that I am "a real nurse," I don't know what I wanted to fix.
Here is the place to document my observations, thoughts, and take action.
I hope I never forget my first interview.
I left home 30 minutes before my scheduled interview. I planned on leaving earlier, but knew that 11:00 was the absolute latest I could leave to still be early. I managed to sneak out with 1 minute to spare, success! Arriving 15 min early meant that I had plenty of time to sit in the waiting area with expecting mothers and read the fliers on the wall. Do not abandon your baby; instead leave it with a hospital employee. That doesn't seem comforting to a woman about to give birth, but that's just me.
It's sad that the sign is needed, how can I fix this societal problem, oh God here comes my Interviewer.
"Hi, it's nice to meet you. I'm M."
"Hi, I'm V."
After that, the abandon babies stopped racing through my mind, I answered about my strengths and threw in my weaknesses without being asked. We talked what I want to do in the hospital, what I can bring to the team, and where to go from here.
Is it suppose to feel this smooth?
I thought I would be asked questions that would put me out of my comfort zone, but instead it just felt so smooth. I was comfortable and eager to join the team. I think M has done many times before. I hope all interviews feel this way.
ACTION: When (I grow up) I am the interviewer, I want to make the interviewee feel welcomed, appreciated, and comfortable.
I am a creator and a creator creates. I would like to be able to say, "I am a blogger and a blogger blogs," but I am not posting content regularly. In an effort to become a better blogger, I need to write every day. Therefore, this will function as an avenue to write, edit, and publish regularly.