They say that if you have nightmares about your new job, it usually means you’ll end up not liking it. Well, I never really had bad dreams about the Out Patient Lab JUST because I haven’t had a good sleep a week before the beginning of the year. I was just so troubled and so worried about how many patient we will see on the coming week. Monday came and I was off balanced. My two weeks training just went off somewhere. I didn’t do anything that may harm a patient though so thanks God for that, but I sure was not ready with the number of patients that came for tests and for pre-ops. Tuesday was even worst! Goodness, after the day I was just drained out. The good news: I did great. I told Dave that my goal for that day is NO MISTAKES WHATSOEVER. And I carried it out all through the day… I was proud of myself. I even got an extra hug from Jill.

Wednesday was busy as well but we managed. Thursday and today are the easy ones. We even had potlock for Ysella’s 38 birthday. Rolly dropped off my Vietnamese egg rolls and I am glad they liked it. The food was great. Dave cooked some meatballs, Jill made some desserts and a cake, Zig brought drinks and chips, Lupie made this delicious enchilada, Tracy also brought her good chicken dish… and a lot more. Our lunch was a quick 30 minutes but I was able to eat to my heart’s content.

So, there goes my first week for this year… I haven’t had the chance to blog just because I got busy. I actually wanted to tell you a story that happened on the last day of December, 2009. I was at the bank to take out some money to pay Ate Racquel for sitting Alyssa. Before me was another older guy with an orange sweater and thick eyeglasses. He was looking at me and asked what I will be doing with my family to celebrate the new year. Just because I was tired as I just came from work, I said: Hmmm… nothing really. Stay home, I guess. He smiled and said: “Believe me, it will be a great year for you.” I laughed. I hope so!

Strangers… I thank God for passersby who wish me luck. Have you heard of that song: What If God is One of Us? Really, what if? Here are some of the lyrics I still remember from that old song:

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

If God had a face what would it look like?
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that
you would have to believe
in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints
and all the prophets

Anyways, what I am just trying to say is that, I have high hopes for this year. First, I am planning to try my luck on my NCLEX after I get my credentials in May. A new environment probably in June. A new life afterwards… I am crossing my finger this will just be Our Lucky Year.