Born To Travel

As soon as I heard about travel nursing, I knew that that was my dream job.  In LPN school, a travel nurse came to talk to us.  My soul lit up when she was talking.  It took me 10 years to become a travel nurse.  I let so many things get in the way of my dreams. The biggest thing was my weight.  I didn’t want to be a fat travel nurse.  I didn’t want the new people that I would meet, to meet the fat Shavawn.  I wanted them to meet the new and improved me.  I had an opportunity about 2 years ago to become a travel nurse.  I put it off because I was still fat.  With the help of my life coach, I realized that I didn’t need to be skinny to be a travel nurse.  I could go after my dreams while still losing weight.  It was time to stop putting my dreams on hold so that I could lose weight.  I’ve lost 20+ pounds and I’m on my first assignment as a travel nurse.  I’m not where I want to be in the weight department but I’m getting there.  I’m 2 months into my first travel nurse assignment and I can officially say that I was born to be a travel nurse.  I love it.  I can’t believe that I let my weight get in the way of this dream.  Someone told me recently that being a travel nurse agrees with me.  I look relaxed and happy.  I wasn’t happy when I was working in a permanent position because I knew that I could be a travel nurse.  I was dying on the inside everyday because I was putting my dreams on hold.  The reasons that I was putting my dreams on hold weren’t valid.  I’m so glad that I finally got the courage to pursue this dream.

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