Friday, May 08, 2009

New at this!!!

I am very new at this! I have never been a writer, or even been good at keeping a journal, so it should be interesting to see how I do at this. I have been a blog stalker follower for awhile now so I figured I would try to do it for myself. I guess I will start by telling about myself. I am nervous that I will not be witty enough to keep people interested, but I will certainly make a stab at it.
Well as the title of my blog tells you I am a travel nurse. I have been doing it for about 10 months now and it has been very interesting to say the least. I am a true southern girl at heart. I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. I haven't strayed very far from home until I started doing this. When people ask me why I am doing this my answer is usually "because I can". I am single, and don't have anything tying me down. So I thought I need to see the world while I can. It is nice to be able to pick up and try out a new city without permanently relocating. I am learning more and more about what I want, and don't want, out of life. That is why I chose to do this.
Right now I am in the busy metropolis of Jefferson, IA. When people talk about the heart of America this is it. This town boasts one red light, a DQ, and a giant 25 bed hospital. It is the ultimate in small farming towns. I am used to working in a hospital that is 935 beds, so this has been an adjustment to say the least. I have many stories, but I will have to save them for future blogs.
Around here, all i get is people making fun of my southern accent. Most people say "LeeeAinn" (as if thats the way I pronounce it) thats sooooo cute! As anyone who knows me knows my southern accent is not that pronounced. The people around here talk like they are in the movie "Fargo". Do I say something to them? Nooooo! I guess my southern kindness just runs too deep. Keep reading, more to come from Jefferson, IA.


Amanda @ The Mom Job said...

I think this is a great start and a very interesting topic!

Keep us all updated... it should be neat to hear about how your experiences differ from hospital to hospital and state to state.

Keep it up!

(and thanks for stalking me...)

Leigh Ann said...

Thanks Amanda! Your encouragement helps!

Ole Miss Mom said...

Hey Leigh Ann! I thought I commented a few days ago but I guess it didn't come through!!
Cool idea for a blog! I look forward to hearing about your adventures!! Welcome to the blog world! It's SO much fun!! :-)


Leigh Ann said...

thanks Lindsay! I hope you enjoy reading mine as much as I enjoy reading yours!