Sometimes I think it was all for nothing. Then I give it some thought. What we do matters. Nothing much tops that.
“At the end of your career, when the ink has not only dried, but has begun to fade from the pages of history, it all becomes clear. You DID matter. You were one of the ones who made a difference. And while you were too busy to realize just how important your contributions were, somebody, perhaps your partner, maybe a patient or even a bystander was not too busy to notice, and was able to take some of what you offered, and make it part of themselves, and become better at what they do, and continue to do.
You are going to miss this. It will always be part of who you are, and who you werewill always be a part of what EMS is.”