Caitlin Knudsen
Sep 26 · 1 min read

I love this piece, Gillian. I know we’ve commented on each other’s pieces before, but I can relate deeply to feeling a profound sense of inauthenticity trying to exist in a nursing career when your heart is saying “no”. I truly lost myself for the years I was working as a nurse. Lots of strong gut feelings of wrongness along the way that I painfully ignored. It’s only since I stepped away a year ago and decided to return to what I think I always knew — a life of creativity, self-exploration, and belief in beyond what’s in front of me — that I’ve felt myself. I greatly appreciate this reminder woven throughout your piece to never ignore that voice inside that so clearly tells us whether we are on the right path or not.

    Caitlin Knudsen

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