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Nurses have change tremendously over the years. We have gone from stiff white uniforms to colored scrubs, and left our white nurses caps in a memory box. What hasnt changed is the bond between nurses knowing we can count on one another in all times.
As a travel nurse I go from city to city, state to state working in my designated area. I work in Labor and delivery taking care of high risk mothers. I would like to say my job is always joyous but that is not always the case. I take one day at a time and give all that I have to care for my patients.
Over the years I have become accustomed to packing up the car and putting the pup in the front seat and off we go. It doesnt meant I dont have a home. You know that when you take an assignment there will always be a place to go back to and chill for those precious days you have off between jobs.
When you travel you become a tourist and you take advantage of the places you go. Museums, art walks, summer events, winter solstices, you become a parat of the community while you are there. I have traveled to Europe, Bahamas, Jamaica, with nurses I met on assignment. You grow as a person when you meet new people. If you become a travel nurse you will find Adventure and make life long friends.
While traveling across the United States I found a love of history. One day I thought it would be a good idea to try and write a book about a travel nurse. I began to do research and found that women have traveled to heal for centuries. I was fortunate to be on assignment where I could go to Gettysburg and walk the fields and areas I included in my first book Look for me. I took advantage of all I could in the cities I traveled. While at home in Galveston I took the tour at the Air Museum. I was able to be taken through a B-17 Bomber and given history that made it possible for correct information in my second book Wait for me.
I began with healers from the Civil War and it led to two more books. Wondering if anyone liked my books I began to enter them into contest. After publishing five books I have been honored with over thirty awards. I have found a love of writing. Traveling doesnt always make it easy for me to find time to write but I try to balance when I can.
What is ahead for me as a traveler and author?
At this time I have six more books in the works. I hope to have several of them published for my readers. I also want to possibly retire.
It has been a great journey for me. There is much left to experience and I hope to do it with open arms and mind. Dont let life pass you by! Reach out, grab it and hang on for the ride of your life.
I love an adventure, to travel and discovering new places.