In my studies, I often find myself wondering while learning about a subject; “but why?” is a question that so often pops up. It seems to take hours to learn one chapter, as I am unhappy with knowing the basics and seek to delve more into depth about nearly every subject I encounter. One question leads to multiple questions, and soon I am down the rabbit hole researching and exploring every possibility I can imagine. I have always been a “but why?” kind of girl after all. This personality of mine makes for long nights of study and questions that come into the forefront of my thoughts at the most random of times.
One night, late into my work shift, which was rather slow, I approached the clinic manager with some of my very random questions. Imagine my delight when she leaped down that “But why?” rabbit hole with me, searching on VIN or Merck for every and any question or possibility our minds could come up with. The excitement of learning and comparing innovative ideas and the AHA! moments of when something finally comes together and makes perfect sense.
It was extremely nice to essentially “nerd it out” with another person and not feel so alone with having a wandering mind that always seeks for more knowledge. My studies may take longer than average, yet I am perfectly ok with the extra time to have a firm grasp of the concepts and reasoning behind them. I am sure being a “but why?” kind of girl will only improve and enhance my nursing abilities going into the future.
I find keeping a pad of paper next to me while studying to write down the additional questions that come up, extremely helpful. I am learning to embrace the way my mind works, never being content with basics and the ardent desire to know the inner workings of nearly every chapter I read. My lessons may take a while longer to complete, yet I am more than happy with being a “but why?” personality.