Breathing For The First Time In Eight Months (No one looks sexy in surgical scrubs)

There’s this cute little song that the children sing as they are running away from school for the summer holidays in the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ movies. It goes something to the effect of: “no more papers, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” And while I am a mature adult (whatever that means), I couldn’t help but chant this little tune in my head as I walked out of the office where I had just completed my final evaluation. No more 10 page case studies, no more studying surgical procedures and instruments into the wee hours of the morning, no more preceptors/instructors analyzing your every move… I was officially graduated and now licensed to work as a nurse in the operating room.

Deep breath.

Big smile.

Great big glass of champagne from the bottle I had been saving in the fridge for this day.

That “POP” was just as satisfying as I could have hoped for!

And now I am finally free to get back to my second love, travelling and writing about it! I’m sorry for the long hiatus, but while I was in school, I was still busy travelling and storing up some good stories to share! So expect a whole bunch at once to come down the pipeline!

Backpacknurse is back in her boots and on the lookout for adventures again!

See you on the road!

(Ps: I won’t be wearing my scrubs on the road, no matter how comfy they are!)


Story Time

How did you celebrate when you finished your education? What was the first trip you took after graduating?


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