Halfway done… sorta

Needless to say, it’s been a while. My first few weeks here were stupid busy and, obviously, I kind of missed a few weekly blog posts. But I did still keep up with my daily Instagram posts, so there’s that!

My friends Janee and Sarah came to visit me the last weekend of March/beginning of April. We hung out in Baltimore for two nights, and explored some areas of town I had yet to venture out to — Fells Point, Inner Harbor and the National Aquarium, and Canton. We had planned to go to Philadelphia for a day, but the person we had booked our housing with turned out to most likely be a scam, so we just decided to stay in Baltimore for the day instead. I think this worked out best for us, as driving to Philadelphia would have ended up with too much time driving and not enough time actually exploring.

Click through for photos and more about Janee and Sarah’s visit to Baltimore, as well as my birthday trip to Rhode Island!

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Travel Nurse Recap: Austin

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
in Austin, Texas

The details: 20-bed mixed/medical ICU in a 266-bed hospital in Austin. Level IV trauma center (trying to get their Level II, so operating as a Level II). Floated to Cardiovascular Recovery Unit. Meditech used as EMR. On assignment November 2016 to February 2017.

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#Maddie2017Challenge: Week 8

I had much bigger plans for this Monday. Aaron and I have had a flight booked to the Caribbean for months. Unfortunately, Aaron started feeling sick on Saturday, and he hasn’t gotten much better. We’re pretty sure he has the flu. He feels (and looks) like shit. I asked him this morning if he wanted to cancel our trip, since he’s been miserable all weekend and hasn’t been able to be comfortable for, like, more than an hour. Long story short, we are not on a flight to the Caribbean, Aaron has been drugged up beyond belief (in a good way) and is now laying in bed with the pup, and I’m out here binge watching That 70s Show and working on my blog.

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#Maddie2017Challenge: Week 6

Today is seriously the Mondayest of Mondays I’ve had in a while. Literally, when I remembered it was Monday and I needed to post something, I thought, “Fuuuuuuuuuck, it’s Monday.”

But it’s week 6 and I’m not about to miss a Monday now!

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Travel Nurse Recap: Albuquerque

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

The details: 6-8 bed general ICU in a 151-bed hospital in the suburbs of Albuquerque. Floated to Adult ICU and Cardiac Critical Care units at Presbyterian main hospital. Epic used as EMR. On assignment August to October 2016.

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Contract #3: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!

Originally I was going to wait until after my February vacation (and thus, the end of my current contract) to secure my third travel nurse assignment, in hopes of finding some good crisis rates.

But, I get antsy, and I’m a planner, so I’ve already signed contract #3 about a month and a half in advance! Continue reading Contract #3: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!

#Maddie2017Challenge: Week 4

This first week back home from vacation has not been the greatest, but that’s to be expected after spending a week in the most amazing country on Earth. Continue reading #Maddie2017Challenge: Week 4