Some days you’re just not operating at 100%. It happens to everyone and it’s usually not that big a deal. Unless you’re an ER nurse, in which case it can be very unsettling. Your whole job is to be hyper aware and alert – it can be tricky spotting something serious in a sea of undistinguished, nebulous symptoms.
Not being fully aware and alert could mean missing a stroke.
Jobs where people’s lives are in your hands present an entirely different level of responsibility.
A great gift and a privilege, but sobering.