I decided early in life that of all the things I wanted- what I wanted most of all was to be Happy.
So I choose a happy healthy philosophy to live by, I made it a point to avoid toxic people if at all possible and to keep track of the good things only that happen to me. I was doing pretty good at it too.
So when burnout hit me after many year of being a geriatric nurse I knew I had to do something -the mail arrived with this brochure and I knew - I found an answer.
I signed up for this conference. I mean a small vacation and I would earn some necessary CEU's while I was at it. What could be better? I asked myself. At the time I didn't see the hand of God moving me on ever so slightly to bigger & better things. See that cute little character on the brochure? Well her name is Patti Wooten R.N. and she was one of the key note speakers at this conference. Patti came as herself and was full of incitful ways to prevent burnout which were very inspiring to me at the time. But when she came as her clown character Nancy Nurse and made us search our souls as we giggled and laughed - I was elated - my very soul seemed to start doing the happy dance. I found a higher purpose for my life. I wanted to become a clown.
Oh my gosh I came back from that conference so supper charged and revitalized - all I could talk about was clowns and clowning around. I ministered to my patients during the day and at night I devoured every book I could get my hands on about how to be a clown.
Being a person who believes in the fine art of education - I decided that what I really needed was to go to Clown Camp and get real help in my quest. So plans where made and the wheels were set in gear for me to head to La Cross Wisconsin the following summer.
But lets break here - I'll tell you more tomorrow.
Till then I made up this little word search for you.( Just one of the perks of having a teachers software for making games & puzzles) Just make it bigger, save and print. Have fun.
"A smile is a light on your face that lets people know your heart is home." - Unknown
"People crave laughter as if it were an essential amino acid." - Patch Adams