This was not a typical travel nurse assignment for me…
As you all know, I am currently doing my sixth travel nurse assignment at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta was always on my list of places that I wanted to work as a travel nurse and I am so happy that I finally get to work here and be in this great city.
This assignment was very atypical because for the first month and a half, I have been commuting back and forth out of Atlanta. Unfortunately, I chose an assignment in the wrong timeframe lol. I had weddings, bachelorette trips, and errands to do at home that I never fully got to experience Atlanta the way I wanted to the first half of my assignment. All I did was work, sleep, hit the road, repeat. It honestly made me feel bad at first because this was where I wanted to be and I couldn’t fully enjoy it like I wanted to.
The more I thought on it and prayed, God told me to look at my motives as to why I felt the way I did. Was it for social media? For people’s approval? To show people that I am “living my best life”? I definitely had a come-to-Jesus moment with my heart and I realized that what I will experience here in Atlanta for 13+ weeks will be far more than what people expect me to do, what I will post on social media, etc. In this short amount of time, I have improved as a woman, found my self-worth, embraced my adventurous spirit, and gained so much experience while working at Emory. THAT is something that I can truly be proud of.
So what am I doing about this?
Well, I extended my contract for two more weeks to give myself a little more time. My best friend and one of my close friends (more like a sister) will be visiting during those last two weeks so I figured I might as well make some money too (haha). I will be done with this contract on October 17th instead of my original end date of October 5th. I experienced Skyview Atlanta which consisted of a ten minute Ferris wheel ride to get almost a birds-eye view of downtown Atlanta. I also went to the Georgia Aquarium by myself which was pretty cool. It’s pricey but I feel like its worth it. I went around 5:30 in the evening (less kids and crowds - that is key). The exhibits were amazing. My favorite ones were Dolphin Coast, River Scout, and Tropical Diver,
Ever since I have arrived in Atlanta, I was able to link up with this amazing woman who has truly grown to be one of my good friends. Her name is Roxy and she is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at just 25 years old! She is currently doing her residency at Morehouse School of Medicine here in Atlanta. I feel that you should surround yourself with people who are like-minded and who push and inspire you to be better. This woman truly does that! Fun Fact: we were in undergrad together at UNC Charlotte but didn’t hang out until 4-5 years post grad! That just shows God’s timing is definitely perfect and much better than our own. She also has her own clothing line out so ladies if you want that look that you can wear on and off the clock, go here to shop and indulge —> www.shoplaborai.com
My twinny and my line sister came to visit me last weekend. We also linked up with another one of my friends that arrived in town so we all hung out together that weekend and had a great time. On Saturday, we went to the Trap Museum during the day and then my Airbnb host was having a cookout that evening at the house so we were able to mingle and eat some great seafood! That night, we went to Boogalou Restaurant Lounge and had brunch with another one of my line sisters on Sunday at this place called TWO Urban Licks. The food was AMAZING. I had such a great weekend overall and it just inspired me to continue enjoying my time in Atlanta FOR ME. No matter how I do it, as long as it’s for me, that is all that matters.
That is all for Part 1! Be on the lookout for more content coming from me about my time in Atlanta via my Instagram page @jazzytravels2018 and two more blog posts will be coming in the future about this travel assignment. Don’t forget to comment, subscribe to my blog site, and share this post!
Until next time,
Live life, love always, and don’t forget to smile,