I was telling another nurse about some of the things I had done recently, like going para-sailing and a hot air balloon ride. She asked me if I was dong a bucket list or if I was bored. I told her no. I’m just doing things that I’ve always wanted to do but I was always waiting on other people to be available to do them. I realized that my last vacation was in 2006. I took off 3 months in 2015 while looking for a travel nurse job but I didn’t go anywhere. For the past 9 years, I’ve stayed in the Atlanta area. After becoming a travel nurse, I realized that I have to become comfortable with doing things by myself. If you wait for other people you will wait and not be doing anything. The cool part about doing things by yourself is you can choose to do anything. You don’t have to worry about this person doesn’t like heights or this person doesn’t want to do it. You can do things on your schedule. It’s very hard to get people together. Some people work day shift and some work night shift. I’m very proud of myself for doing things by myself. I have so many things that I’m doing right now, I don’t have time to be bored. When I was by myself, I got to really know myself. People can call it doing a bucket list but I just say that I’m doing things that I’ve wanted to do.