Last week I had to discharge a patient. It doesn't happen often, and it's not a decision I make lightly, but I have become more protective of my time and energy stores since having Ainsley. As the week went by, the thought popped in my head:
"You can't be everything to everyone."
- Dog mom
- Great niece
- Volunteer chapter captain
There's some roles were I am that person to only 1: mom to 1, wife to 1, dog mom to 1. But then there are others where I am that person for many: prosthetist-orthotist to many, coworker to many, neighbor to many, chapter captain to many.