If you only knew, a tribute to EMS

Originally posted on Our Front Door:
If you only knew the things that I have seen. All the tears that have dripped down my face as I worked what I was sure would be my last call, only to be wiped away by sweaty gloved hands. In this game, there is no time for tears.…

Day 15 – A Paramedic’s Comfort

This! Thank you Nat for speaking the truth. Paramedic Nat The other day my teacher told us that we as ‘save your life school’ students need to ‘get comfortable with uncomfortable’. I knew what she was referring to; that we would be delving into deep emotional topics we would normally avoid…we would be experiencing distressing moods…

New Year, New Me. Sorta

Happy New Year! A new year is exciting!  Mostly due to good friends, fondue and hangovers. But it also comes with a blank slate for expectations and resolutions. I suck at resolutions. I’ve only kept one ever, and that was the year I swore off stealing music off the internet. So usually I don’t make any…

A Letter to the Spouses

After my husband read my post “No, I didn’t know” he told me how proud he was of me, then after some thought told me that he felt he should be upset that there was points made in my post, that he had never heard me say before.  He said   “why have you never…

Overwhelmed would be an understatement

Um…….My last post “No I didn’t know” Has had over 90,000 views in 3 days. Kitty’s face here is basically what I look like every time I log on to wordpress, or receive and email. I am completely overwhelmed and thankful for each and every one of you that have taken the time to read…

No, I didn’t know.

I’ve been off work since May.  I’m a paramedic, it’s the only real job I’ve ever had.  I’ve been doing it since I was 20.  That’s a pretty big responsibility for a kid don’t you think?    What did you know at age 20?  Probably EVERYTHING! (or so you thought….)  I graduated college with Honours,…

The Struggle is Real

This came across my instagram feed last week, and I read it about 10 times.  Something about it resonated with me so strongly, I saved it, I liked it, I shared it, and here it is again. It’s a simple logic right?  Many do it every single day without a second thought.   But for…

Big (Deal) Willy

You may be wondering who that cool kid and that dapper horse are on my cover page. That’s me, and Big Willy, taken by my riding coach a couple years ago.  Willy is a 16 year old registered Quarter Horse, who I’ve completed in a sport called Eventing.  Eventing is awesome because you need to…

What’s in a name?

When I’m checking out at Old Navy, the girl usually asks “would you like to leave your email address?”  And I tell her.  She says “what’s a chickymedic?” That’s me I suppose.  I remember back in 1999, whilst learning the great wide Interweb, my now partner, helped me make a hotmail address.  The first thing…

How Cliche

I started a blog.  How cliche.  I remember being in strollersise (yes, that’s a thing) when my daughter was a baby, and this other mom wore this shirt.   It was basically amazing, because that’s how I feel about blogs. It seems EVERYONE wants to tell a story, and here I am eating crow pie…