About The Author
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 ❤