12 March, 2015

Travel Nursing

A new venture!! I started travel nursing with my very best friend as of March this year. It was simultaneously a hard and an easy decision to make. It was hard because man, it is a scary thing to decide to move every 3 months. No roots, no coming home to your same bed every night of the year, and if you're me, no chance at decorating your apartment like you want it. I think it's Oprah who asid that your home should hug you and man do I agree! On the other hand though, it is exhilirating to think of all the places I'll get to see and experience, how much I'll grow as a nurse and as a person in general. If I let myself, I can be very introverted and would rather keep to myself than make new friends. People who interact with me daily do not believe that I'm as shy as I say but thats's because over the years, I've made myself interact with people. I've been faking that ish with the hope that someday, the idea of meeting new people will not terrify the crap outta me...still a work in progress for sure.

So what is travel nursing you say? Well , basically you sign up with an agency who finds you jobs anywhere in the country (as well as internationally) that meets your needs/qualifications, and then you choose one of the offers that you prefer. You then get to stay and work in your new city for the duration of the contract 9typically 13 weeks). When your assignment is done, you gather your belongings and move on to the next place. Fun right?!

Being as it is that I have no family stateside, I thought, eh why not?! Plus I get to travel with an absolutely amazing human being! Can't beat that. Oh and did I tell you that pets are allowed?! So my benji boy is on board too.

I'll be writing more about my experiences and all that good stuff so stay tuned!!