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Brittany Bowks

I have been a travel nurse for years, but I didn't always know that this was what I wanted to do.  My first travel assignment was in Florida which is also my home state.  I worked the night shift and after work I would stop by the beach on the way home.  I would walk down the shore in my bare feet just to feel the sand and the sun.  The beach was never crowded that early in the morning.  Sometimes I would just sit in my car and listen to the waves until I fell asleep.  That was the beginning, and I loved it then, but it wasn't until recently that I knew for sure that this was the career for me.

A while back I took a staff job to try ease my way back into societal norms.  It wasn't a good fit.  I still loved what I did.  I was still in love with emergency medicine.  But I experienced more lateral violence in that time than I ever had in my career.  I was anxious and I felt discouraged.  I experienced the misery of trying to get even a week off of work to go on vacation with my family, and all while making less money than I had as a traveler. 

Despite all of this, I was determined to stick it out.  I didn't want to fail.  But, as fate would have it I did get that time off.  I went to Hawaii with my family.  I was in awe.  I was surrounded by the most beautiful people.  I learned about their culture.  I swam in the ocean.  I dug my feet in the sand.  I got back from Hawaii and a week later I gave my job notice.  I started a new travel assignment the next week and from my first day I was back to being excited, and happy, and amazed.  At this point I knew that travel was the life for me.  I hope that this inspires y'all too.  

Happy travels ❤

  

Green Sand and Blue Water ❤🌞 #travelisl
 

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