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Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:25pm

All right, blogosphere. By way of long-winded and occasionally cryptic explanation (as is so frequently my style):

One of my favorite movies ever is "Dirty Dancing." (All right out there, quit groaning. It's a great film.) For those of you unfortunate enough to have not seen it, I'll summarize: Johnny Castle, a dance instructor at a summer resort, is fired from his job on a trumped-up slate of questionable charges because he did something that made management uncomfortable. Though he was great at what he did, and popular and well-liked, when he became a thorn in the big kahuna's side, said kahuna went looking for reasons to let him go. And did.

But in the film's closing moments, Johnny returns to Kellerman's for the season finale show, and what he says to the hushed crowd when he gets up onstage is roughly thus: "I always do the last dance of the season. This year, somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancing, with a great partner." Then proceeds the dance, and they nail the lift, and I sob predictably every time. Anyhoo.

Many of you who pay attention to this blog, for whatever reason, will notice some changes and you may or may not know the reasons behind those changes. You'll see that a good deal of my nursing-related posting has been suspended temporarily, and I imagine you'll see it resurface in altered form one of these days. Because I'm an ER nurse, and a pretty darn good one by most accounts, and I love what I do.

Blissful Entropy has been in existence for almost two years now. It's been my outlet, my therapy, my constant companion during a period of my life when I sorely needed those things. It's been a way for folks who know me to keep up on what I'm up to, because I've traditionally been horrible at keeping in touch. It's a way for me to communicate what I've learned and seen and done professionally to others in my field, both seasoned and novice. It's a way for me to pontificate on issues I feel are important. And sometimes, it's a way for me to create a reality I strive for.

Those of you who have been longtime readers have watched me grow and learn and make mistakes and sometimes screw things up royally, and yet I'm still doing okay - and I'm still blogging. I'm not going to let this latest speedbump derail the blog I've grown proud of for what it has meant to me. And I'm not going to quit thinking of it as a 'nursing blog.' I will continue to adhere to rules of common sense, privacy, and decency as regards my posting, but as I define those rules and not how the clicky-heel people at a healthcare organization define them.

Silenced and subdued, bound and gagged, in the corner? Nope.

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