I’ve always been pegged as a serious person by my family. They had nicknames for me — ‘Queen Katrina’ and my fav — ‘Doom and Gloom’. I am aware that I can be very intense and analytical at times, and I suppose it’s those same qualities which made me a good nurse. But I’m also fun-loving and like to joke around, oftentimes at my own expense.
Sometimes, you have to let go, joke around, and get a little crazy. Other medical people will tell you, when things get heavy all you want to do is scream or cry at the pain and heartache you’ve had to witness, it helps to lighten the mood.
Yeah, sometimes the humor is dark, and given the circumstances, how could it not be so? I spent some time away from my home, recently. I had some eye-opening experiences while I was away which saddened me. I needed to come to terms with how I looked at a person I loved as well as what type of role I now play in their life. I wasn’t sure I was ready for the changes.
I needed something to lighten my days. Snapchat became my way of goofing around as I stumbled through the unpleasant realities I faced. I figured I’d share some of the photos of myself that made me smile and chuckle.
Sometimes you just have to let go…and smile.