I wake up before everyone else. I enjoy having time to enjoy breakfast before work. The desert, at least this part of it, is rich in life and colour. And the morning sun is particularly bright.
Tabby is now the main doctor when I work. I’m a RN now (level 6!) so I’m able to perform basic diagnosis on my patients. I’m not up to surgery yet although I did assist Tabby the other day for a surgery. The controls make surgery feel like video game. It was fun, but terrifying.
Most of my time, however is spent talking to patients and administering basic health care. Checking eyes, ears, and temperatures for evidence of Bloaty Head or Starry Eyes. (The most common ailments among the general sim population).
Sometimes we’re asked to run general physicals. Testing stamina and prescribing preventative care.
I must say it’s great not to be at the bottom of the totem pole any longer. Someone else has to clean up the messes, fix the machines, and straighten the beds.
At home, things feels stalled somewhat. Little Penelope is such a delight. Her smile when she sees me is probably the best thing in the universe.
I have my camera ready for when she first walks and I can’t wait to see who she becomes as she grows up. But it really serves to remind me that I’ve not progressed at all on my own family aspirations. I can’t wait to have a family of my own, but who has time to date? And if not at work, where would I meet anyone? At the end of the day I’m too exhausted to even think about going somewhere.
I haven’t checked smitter or simbook for days. I spend all my time researching journals and medical texts, studying for my next promotion.
I do want to be a surgeon someday but I’m not entirely sure a full time career is conducive to an active home life.