I am a pediatric surgery trave nurse, amateur photographer, and aspiring travel blogger, who is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, all 2,650 miles, in 2017!
Many people ask what is a travel nurse; why I decided to become a travel nurse and what I am searching for. These are all great questions for the wanderlust travel nurse.
A travel nurse is a nurse, that fills an immediate demand in their specialty, at any desired location in the United States. A minimum of 13 weeks is initially required. So, basically, I get paid to travel. The part I love the most, is that I can take off as much time between contracts, as I want, to do what I really love: photography, hiking, backpacking, finding new adventures, and fulfilling what my heart really longs for.
My heart yearns for new places, new experiences and new people. Shortly after becoming a travel nurse, I got into hiking, which soon turned into an obsession with hiking, and eventually, backpacking. I wanted to go farther, stay out longer, and see more.
After moving to the PNW and hearing multiple people talk about the Pacific Crest Trail, I thought, “why don’t I do that”? I wanted to be on the trail as long as possible, and as odd as it sounds, my heart just shouted, “that’s it… life brought us to this trail”. So, a year and a half ago, I started planning my 2017 PCT thru-hike. In the mean time, I continue to search for the best trails, the most exciting adventures, and new seasonal outdoor adventure hobbies to fulfill the desires of my wanderlust heart.
So, what does the wanderlust heart search for? Freedom. Conquering fears. Independence. Experience. Doing the impossible. Living life like it was your last year on earth. Finding oneself. Learning to love oneself.
So, here I am, the Wanderlust Travel Nurse; and these are my adventures.