So I've been kicking around the idea of travel nursing for a while now, since way before this job. I have the chronically itchy feet of the Aquarius and it seemed like a good compromise--good money, short time commitments etc. Hubby has always been supportive and even interested in coming with if I were to move down to the US and go place to place.
Once we settled down in our current place though, he said he didn't want to move again "for a long time" and I was okay with that. Until this month, when the offers started to roll in for the winter season, I applied for my NP program (distance, starting next fall) and my feet started to itch.
Now it looks like we're putting babies on hold (we weren't trying seriously anyway, but I'm not getting any younger!) and I'm being presented for an 8 week travel position in rural obstetrics starting early January. I talked to my manager and I'll go casual at my current hospital, then pick up shifts when I'm home between assignments. That way I get to keep my higher risk skills and still be able to be considered for internal jobs if I don't love the traveling.
I'm excited but I'm Fing terrified. Am I crazy? I love the idea of almost doubling my take home income, seeing some of the country and getting to keep my fingers in the rural obstetrics competencies but in the back of my mind I'm thinking of everything that could be bad about it!!