This is a very exciting and evolutionary time in my life right now! I’ve decided to step completely out of my comfort zone and start a travel blog. AhhhHH (totally screaming my head right now)! Crazy, right? Let me explain.
Back in April of 2017, I was absolutely frustrated with my career situation. Since becoming a nurse 8 years ago, I have had 6 different jobs and worked for 5 different hospitals/organizations. I know, I know, right!
One of the reasons why I chose to pursue nursing is that I just wanted to be happy and I really, really thought what I wanted to do was birth babies for the rest of my life.
Additionally, I believed having a nursing degree was the way to go because you have so many options available to you and you literally can work anywhere you want.
Well, I’ve done that and then some! I’ve been a labor and deliver nurse at the beside, a care coordinator/case manager in the community and a psych nurse at a psychiatric hospital.
You know what I have learned? I like having those options and I don’t like to be confined by 4 walls all day, everyday. Also, I’m not going to stay at job that doesn’t make me happy because… I don’t have to. I got options!
In my frustration, I started thinking about things I genuinely love to do that could be parlayed into a business opportunity that is my own and that I could enjoy.
One of the best things I learned from nursing is that I love to travel. How did that happen? I’m more than happy to explain.
Regardless of the type of nurse you are, it can be one stressful profession! It is a privilege to be able to help people when they are at their most vulnerable. While I love being able to assist patients in their greatest times of need, it can be physically, spiritually and emotionally draining.
As a caregiver, it is sooo important to take breaks, recharge my soul and replenish my spirit to better serve others to the best of my abilities.
And that’s what I started doing. I started taking time for me to get away, decompress and not have to take care of anyone but myself, even if it’s just for a couple of days.
My relationship with travel is explained more in Part 2 - Giddiness!