Where's Raqui ?

Happy Tuesday!
I know it's been a while .. seems this is becoming theme lol. Anyways, thought I put to rest any rumors..imagined by me I might add :) that I'm done writing..since I have not been on here consistently.

While experiencing a personal tragedy I'm taking time to Take Care of my self - care needs. What good would I be to you if I didn't follow my own advice?

- While I'm "offline" here- I'll be on twitter @RaquiWard, Google +, Linked in

- Working on the Forthcoming book I've been talking about all year- What They Didn't Teach Your or I In Nursing School: Lessons Learned Outside The Classroom; for publication later this month. So excited. hope you enjoy it :)

Some lessons from the book include:
  • Lesson #1- You Can Get Your Dream Job- I'm sure you've been told many times you can not, well I'm here to tell you why you can.
  • Lesson #4 - Nursing Chooses You- You Don't Choose It!- This profession is not for the faint of heart or those seeking riches, fame, and adoration.  Although these may come you need to enter the profession with some realistic expectations
  • Lesson # 9- Affirmation Comes From Home: The power of a good support network. Great nurses are made at home.

- And in addition expanding my freelance writing business. Contact me for any of your  freelance writing   needs. I specialize blog writing/content marketing in the areas of : women's health, public/community health, stress management, and health/wellness.

While we are on this break I hope your explore the blog as it is because next project after the book launch is moving this blog to a more hospitable environment where I have more freedom advertising wise to give you what you need, quality- not quantity. Connect with me on twitter @RaquiWard, leave me a comment here, or send me an email at raquiwardrn@gmail.com.  If you like what you see share , share, share, if it needs improvement tell me.

Take Care,

~ Raqui


Raqui Thursdays : Priorities

Hello and happy weekend. Although this post is title for Thursdays I was unable to to post yesterday.  So I'm posting today. This weekend I will be working on a new  writing venture that I hope will open some  doors. So I leave you with a post I wrote months ago, with a few revisions, that I now feel is more relevant then ever.

It appears we got it all wrong in today’s world where cash is king and families fall by the wayside for much needed financial resources. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy working and am learning to do it unto the Lord vs. man. But when we are told our health, physical/mental, restroom breaks, and eustress are optional I questions our motives. Everything cannot be a priority as humans we learn this from the beginning when we are born and the first thing we do is breath. But when we are wound so tight that we cannot even sneeze for a minute without our commitment put into question I shudder.
When everything is a priority nothing is a priority. I am a priority without me there is no one to dry your tears, inspect the facility, give the depo, or perform CPR. I am a priority. I matter. My lists of priorities’ are God, Me, and Family.  Livelihood without balance does not work.

Take Care,

~ Raqui

P.S. I'm not sure you can see this when you come here but there are some advertisement links that appear in the blog description/ side/ anywhere else "they " feel is relevant  that I do not endorse. We will be moving soon, where I can have more control. And if you are the advertiser. Cease and Desist. You do not have my blessing or permission!