Tell us about You. Where are you from? Family? Friends? Anything you'd like to share
I am originally from Nebraska, but growing up I have also lived in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Needless to say, I've gotten pretty good at packing and moving! I have always been a huge animal lover. I have two cats that currently live with me, however back home, I also have a horse, a donkey, five dogs, and two other cats! I'm new to this whole travel job, however I have family scattered across the country, so it will be pretty neat being able to visit them when I have assignments that are close to them.
What prompted you to go into Healthcare?
I've always known that I wanted to have a job in Healthcare, it was just a matter of deciding what job in particular. I have had my fair share of medical circumstances and I feel like having to go through each of those journeys helped me to understand a patient's perspective. Through numerous tests and surgeries, I became more and more interested in diagnostic imaging, thus leading me to become an MRI Technologist.
Why did you decide to start Traveling and what was your first assignment like?
I decided to start traveling because I felt like I needed a change - a change that would offer new challenges, growth, and knowledge. I didn't have anything in particular keeping me tied to where I was, therefore I thought it was a perfect time to take on the opportunity for travel job. I've only been a traveler since the beginning of September 2019, and have extended my assignment here in Louisville, KY for another three months. Everyone here has been absolutely wonderful! I'm sure its difficult to have to constantly train new people, however they have been very welcoming and have already taught me so many new things!
What is your favorite thing about Traveling?
While I haven't been anywhere for work (yet), other than Kentucky, I would say my favorite part about traveling is seeing and exploring new places! Seeing a picture of someplace is one thing, but being able to be there and experience it is pretty indescribable.
What is the hardest part about traveling and how do you overcome it?
I would say the hardest part so far about traveling has been the feeling of loneliness. People know that you're here temporarily, so sometimes it's hard to get to know them. However, there will be those people who you just click with, and you just have to hold onto them! I've made some great friends in the short time I've been here and I would've never met them if I didn't take this opportunity! I think the best way to overcome the feeling of being alone is just to continue to be yourself, find people who like to do the same things you do, and get involved!
How long have you been traveling? # of assignments? Locations? Traveling goals?
I've only been traveling since the beginning of September (2019), and have extended my assignment until at least mid-March. I would like to eventually travel out West! Most of my family lives from the midwest to the East coast, so exploring pretty much anything West of Nebraska would be new to me.
Anything in particular that stands out to you when traveling with Alliance Medical Staffing?
Codi Weaver is absolutely amazing! Changing jobs can be stressful for anyone, but having NEVER experienced a travel job, and leaving the only job in my profession that I've known was beyond stressful for me. Codi has been nothing short of incredible. I've had SO many questions (and still do), and she has answered every single of one them without hesitation! I am so thankful to be a part of such a great team at Alliance Medical Staffing!