So I went home for the weekend.

And besides seeing Aaron, I wanted to come back to Albuquerque immediately. I just wanted to kidnap Aaron and bring him back with me.

I don’t usually mind San Antonio, but after living elsewhere for some time, I went back and… I just… I HATE San Antonio. Like, I know everything, I know everyone. It’s boring. It’s familiar. It was dumb.

I love Albuquerque. I’ve been here 4 weeks and there’s still so much stuff for me to explore. I’m still familiarizing myself with different areas of the town, restaurants, bars, parks, outdoors stuff in the area. I’ve never really¬†lived outside of San Antonio, and I like it. I’m looking forward to continuing my travel nurse journey and exploring different cities throughout the year and season. It’s so strange, travelling is such a go-with-the-flow type of job/career, and yet, I already have planned where I want to go for my next few assignments… For the next year, at least!

Almost 2 weeks down

…and then 11 to go!

I’m almost done with my second week in Albuquerque for my very first travel nurse assignment. It’s been a freaking whirlwind. It came up way sooner then I was expecting. I kept telling myself, meh, whatever, I got all month… And then all of a sudden it was time to leave. Continue reading Almost 2 weeks down

Making the jump

…to travel nursing!

So for those who don’t know, travel nursing is a thing. Nurses work with agencies and take contracts at various hospitals across the US. These contracts are usually 13 weeks long — some are shorter, longer, and sometimes you can extend at the end of your contract. Hospitals need nurses for lots of various reasons, their nurses are all going back to school, nurses on maternity leave, new charting system put in place and people don’t like it so they quit, the Southern states tend to get “snowbirds” in the winter and they need more staff for more patients, winter in general is flu season and hospitals can have a higher number of patients but not enough staff to cover, etc. Continue reading Making the jump

Jan / 16

New camera adventures!

So I got myself a Sony RX100 to take more pictures with. I figured if I was going to be traveling to all these new and exciting and beautiful places, I needed a camera other than my phone that would do it justice. I took it around town before really putting it to use on my boyfriend and I’s vacation to Mexico (I’ll post about that later!) Continue reading Jan / 16

2016

Last year, 2015, was one of the best in a long, long while. I felt more comfortable with my job. The travel bug got re-ignited in me. I was in the best place I’ve been in years. I was on top of the world. And then, when I thought my life couldn’t be any better, I fell in love with the absolute most amazing man. We have so much in common, and so many common goals, yet are still different enough to keep things interesting.

Last year, I made my way around. I went on my first solo trip to a place I’ve been dreaming about forever – Puerto Rico. I explored “my own backyard”, visiting Arizona with my mom, El Paso and New Mexico and Florida with my boyfriend, Las Vegas with my girlfriends, and San Diego with some old friends who’s meeting has been long overdue.

And now in 2016, I have a passport! Possibilities are endless. The world is literally in my hands. I got a fancy new camera, I’m going to fun new destinations. I can’t wait to share these experiences.

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