Hello Everyone! I'm newly registered and this is my first posting to AllNurses. I'm a registered nurse with one year of CCU/ICU experience.
I've traveled pretty much my entire life and I've never lived anywhere more than 3 years. I've been on Maui for just over 3 years now and I'm really starting to feel the itch to leave. I'm planning to put in another 9-12 months at my current job, but everyone who knows me thinks I need to give agency/travel nursing a try. While I love the idea of travel nursing, and it really would be perfect for my innate "travel bug"; I can sometimes have a hard time making friends in new places (sometimes, not always). The idea of having to make new friends every 3 months is a little daunting. I don't know anyone interested in leaving Maui to give travel nursing a try; so unless I meet someone soon, I'd have to go it alone to start out with...
So, here are my questions for you seasoned agency/travel nurses:
- Have you had difficulties making friends in new places? How do you overcome those challenges?
- I'd also like to hear any experiences from nurses who have traveled both with and without a companion/buddy. The good/bad of each would be much appreciated.
- I see a lot of people on here looking for buddies to travel with over the internet. Has anyone met a good buddy online/AllNurses? How about bad experiences?
Thanks so much in advance for your responses. : )