Hi! My name is Susan and I don’t know what I am going to do when I grow up. I am 34. I am an ER nurse but have not committed to a full time job in one place in seven years. I have two storage units in two different states. I am constantly collecting mail and other belongings from friends I have stayed with. I do know two things: I don’t want a white picket fence and 2.5 children and I do want to travel and experience as much as I can in this lifetime.
I recently booked a one way ticket to Indonesia. I have been an emergency room nurse for 12 years and I need a break. I spent three months teaching English from my computer on a beach in Bali. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
I have lived in Las Vegas for 10 years. I am originally from Massachusetts. I grew up in a really small town where everyone knew you and your business. I do have to say, I love my small town. I miss all my friends and family everyday, but I don’t think I will ever go back except to visit.
I tell people I moved to Vegas during my quarter life crisis. I was 24. I realized I didn’t want to get married and have kids like the rest of friends. I was sick of running into ex-boyfriends and the drama that came along with those type of things. I had a friend, who had recently moved to Vegas dare me to come. I moved 3 months later.
After a year and a half in Vegas, I realized I needed a break (most people only last three days, so I did pretty well). I missed the snow and found a job working at a small hospital in Colorado. It was only for the ski season. Since then I have spent most of my winters in Colorado. I have friends who are now family and a supportive boyfriend who understands that I get restless staying in one place for too long. Every year when the season ends I return to Vegas.
In the summer, I do a lot of traveling but always have to come back to Vegas to work. I love my co-workers, but the job sucks and the cliental is worse. I’ve always wanted to just say, “f*** it” and take off. So I did.
I have traveled all over the world but I had never attempted to live and work anywhere long term.
I started this blog so my friends and family will know I’m alive and to encourage other people to stop saying someday and just go. I love being a nurse but I need a break.