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But first, a bit about me.
My name is Sydney. I am a Registered Nurse and Freelance Writer. My experience in nursing has been primarily in Hospice/Palliative care, as well as Medical/Surgical Oncology.
Nursing has been one of the most powerful and transformative experiences of my life.
Even so, nursing comes with a long list of stressors. Often, new nurses are pushed out of the profession quickly because of the rigor of the job: working rotating shifts, physical stressors, and the mental strain.
These feelings are normal, but I didn’t always see it that way. I internalized my burnout, thinking I was a terrible nurse, unworthy of the profession. I couldn’t go on working and feeling this way. Being a nurse requires sound mind and dedication–and I needed to refuel.
So, I decided to take a little hiatus from nursing and focus on some new projects. The first of which was travel.
It’s one of my biggest passions. Meeting new people, eating local food, perusing natural wonders, and broadening my worldview. This past summer, my boyfriend Paul and I took a three-month budget trip to South America. And we survived.
Travel is so important because it clarifies things. I learned that I want more of it in my life. I want to prioritize travel. But how do I go about this?
Well, I was also reminded how much I enjoyed writing. I originally went to school to study writing, but life got in the way. Or rather, I got in my own way. I had no confidence in my myself or my ability to write. So, slowly, I stopped showing any of my writing to anyone. And then I even lost the habit of writing for myself.
During our trip, I set a goal for myself to revitalize my writing. I started a blog. This was the first time in many years that I publicly displayed any of my writing. I was so nervous, anticipating readers to write nasty comments, to belittle me, but none of that happened. Instead, I quickly came to love it.
Now that I’m home, I want to bridge my career into something more expansive. Something more creative. I want to connect my two skills, nursing and writing, into something new.
And what’s why I’m starting this blog.
It isn’t really a place to hold my creative writing stories, nor is it a place for travel misadventures. However, if an essay comes along that fits within the parameters of this blog, maybe I will publish it.
Instead, the purpose of this blog is to give you information.
I want to help you:
- Travel the world on a budget
- Survive your first nursing job
- Overcome challenges in your relationship
Does that sound like something you want to read?
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