Sometimes we come across patients who forever alter the way we practice as nurses; The very first patient who coded on our watch, the first patient who expired, or the first who survived a cardiac arrest - defied all odds to be subsequently discharged home. The very first patient who challenged our knowledge, or beliefs; prompting us to learn more, or take a stand - whether it was about our own confidence, values, or perhaps gain a deeper insight into our deepest fears. The impact of grief, or memory of extraordinary circumstances never quite leaves a nurse, regardless of how far we advance, or any time that may pass - impressions of the lives we encountered that remind us of our own humanity.
➋ Have you ever roleplayed with someone that just left an unforgettable impression on you?
outofcharacter; ooo… that’s a hard one. Besides, I can’t just… pick one. Everyone here has shocked me to hell and back because of how good they are. If I had to choose, @amheus never fails to shock me with his amazing portrayal and work that is put into each and every muse he has. It’s clearly obvious and Neal is just amazing, hands down. It’s his blog in general that left an impact/impression of me, not quite just one thread.
As requested, a few more excerpts from “A lasting impression”
The impact of Columbine for Eric’s and Dylan’s friends “Mark Manes and Philip Duran, the only ones sentenced in the aftermath, have paid their debt to society. They are free from prison, and although the tragedy will be a cross to bear for the rest of their lives, they are now continuing those lives, trying to move on. Also Eric and Dylan’s friends, who were put through hell after the event, are now doing well. Brooks Brown has his own videogame firm, Nate Dykeman is living happily in Florida, Robyn Anderson became a mother a few years ago, Zach Heckler runs a technology consulting company and Devon Adams graduated from the university of Denver and is now  working in theatre. Also she is successfully moving on with her life, though she feels that she can never leave Colorado. Because of Columbine. “Since it happened I find myself more willing to tell my friends what they mean to me,” Devon says. “I’m more open about how I feel. When people ask me ‘how are you?’ and when I’m honest, it kind of freaks them out. I have anxiety attacks. I have flashbacks. I am less willing to implicitly trust someone. I have trouble making friends.” On the other hand, Devon has also got opportunities and experienced things which she would have never got unless all this had happened. “I’ve done interviews with news sources from around the world, I consulted on a Hollywood film, I lobbied for stricter gun regulations in Washington, I met President Clinton three times, I met Michael Moore, whose film meant a great deal to me, I wrote an article for Newsweek, I wrote a book of poetry with my friends, and so on,” she lists. “These are things that would never have been an option before,” twenty-four-year-old Devon admits. “But I also find myself unable and unwilling to leave Colorado. My connection here is too deep,” she ponders. Many of her high school friends have already left the state. “I have trouble with personal relationships. As with those first days and weeks, when I get upset, I don’t like to be touched. I hate being coddled. I am always lonely.” Devon has understood the shortness of life. Therefore she wants to live it the fullest and make the best of every single day. There is not a moment to waste. “The one thing that has stayed with me so strongly is the sense that life is really fucking short. That each day is a beautiful, precious gift,” she says. “My family pressures me to get a crap job, but if I’m not enjoying it, what is the point? I could die tomorrow and I already have too many regrets. I will not accumulate more,” she argues, with good cause. Devon will not gainsay the influence of Columbine. “Columbine changed my life. It is a part of who I am. I think about every day. I have not ‘gotten over it’ – but I also do not dwell on it. It’s a part of my past – it will affect my future,” she philosophizes. “But it is not an excuse.” “ - excerpt from “A lasting impression. The impact of Columbine” (2007) by Sasha Huttunen. pp. 294-295
Not at all gentle reminder that if you disagree with my opinion but my opinion does not in any way cause a negative impact or impression and is literally just my insignificant opinion, you can piss off to the left with your negative replies. Because yes, this is my blog, and my retreat, and I have the right to refuse to debate some things. Especially the trivial things.
“Dylan’s friends liked his parents a lot. They were casual and convenient people, and one had to adore how close they were to both of their sons – without being too intrusive. Both Tom and Sue preached and practiced the values of empathy and loyalty to their sons. This was probably the reason why Dylan grew up to be such a courteous person who always considered what others would feel before doing or saying anything. He never wanted to disappoint his friends or make them feel bad. Dylan was interested in many things, but for some reason religion wasn’t a big deal for him. In contrast to his father, his mother was Jewish – although she didn’t try to force Dylan to be excited about the Jewish faith.” - excerpt from “A lasting impression. The impact of Columbine” (2007) by Sasha Huttunen. p. 46
The Penguins fired coach Mike Johnston on Dec. 13, two days after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Pittsburgh was 15-10-3 at the time. Johnston was replaced by Sullivan, who lost his first four games as coach but has guided the Penguins to a 30-11-5 record since. The Penguins haven’t lost two straight games since Jan. 12-15 and haven’t lost two straight in regulation since Dec. 18-19.
‘From the first time he opened his mouth in his first team meeting, he made an impact, he made an impression,’ defenseman Ben Lovejoy told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 25. 'I can’t tell you how positive, yet demanding, he’s been, just in the short time he’s been here. – It could be easy to be negative, with how things have gone, but he’s come in and he’s done it with motivation and discipline and attention to detail and staying positive with a group that maybe didn’t deserve it at all times.’