“Hi, I’m Belle. I’ll be your nurse for tonight. I’ll be here for you until 7 this morning. Do you need pain meds? Help to the bathroom? Fluffing your pillow? If there is anything else I can do for you, let me know by pushing that call button. “
That isn’t me. That is my husband who also happens to be a nurse. At the time I started this blog, I couldn’t find any pic of me in my scrubs so that will have to do. (And I like to keep it that way so that this little space is dedicated to my hubby as well.)
The intro above is a common “script” all nurses must use when first entering our patient’s room. If you are also a nurse (or a healthcare worker), you can easily relate to this. But let’s NOT talk about work here. Yes, my husband and I are both nurses and we LOVE to travel! So this blog is also in a way telling his story because he goes where I go and vice versa (give or take a few solo trips). I am (no longer) new to the blogging world so I will (still) be making mistakes every now and then and (still) hoping to learn from them. After all, aren’t we supposed to learn from our mistakes? I have been thinking about blogging for quite awhile now and after a friend encouraged me to do so, one night, while doing seven loads of laundry, That Traveling Nurse was born!
This “About Me” page is a work in progress. As I journal my way in words and in photos through the blogosphere, I shall be revisiting this space every so often and tweak it here and there. Of course, I just celebrated my one year blogsary last February and my tenth year wedding anniversary in January and a few other little happenings in between. I have come a long waaay baby!
Through the generosity and graciousness of my blogging friends, I also have garnered some blogging awards. The Liebster, the Versatile Blogger and the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Even if there is some hint of debate behind these so-called awards, for that, I am still extremely happy and proud to be recognized by my peers. Hey, it takes so little to make me happy!
My hubby and I wear our scrubs three nights a week for 12 hours (or more!) taking care of sick patients. The rest of our days, we dream and talk about travel and adventure. I dream some more of beautiful places and images and creative outlets. The idea of going to a place, ANY place for that matter, local or foreign always excites the wanderlust in me. And soon you will notice as you read more and more of my posts, that I like to take photos too. Add shutterbug to the repertoire and that makes for good story telling.
Welcome to my blog, my friends!