We believe that being a traveling health professional should be filled with inspiration, memories and unbelievable pictures! To prove it, meet some of our Inspired Travelers sharing their cross country experience.
Today we’re visiting Bonnie!
Growing Up did you travel often?
My parents and grandparents would always take us on a big trip every few years which started my love for traveling. I also was a gymnast and had to travel all over the country for competitions – including going to the Bahamas.
Why did you decide that this was the time to travel?
While speaking with a good friend who is a traveling PT, she mentioned that I should travel. At the time I was working as a clinic manager and working 20 hours per diem at a skilled nursing facility to just pay the bills from student loan debt.
I decided to explore being a traveling PT since it would help me reach my financial goals, pay off my student debt, and give me the opportunity to travel the country. Being a traveling PT has allowed me to see different national parks and give me some perspective into where I would eventually like to settle down.
How has it changed your perspective on life?
Travel PT has really made me appreciate all the wonderful activities I’ve been able to accomplish outside of work that I most likely couldn’t have done in a permanent job. I have hiked more mountains, bicycled more miles, and swam in more bodies of water in the past two years than I have in the past 20 years.
It really teaches you to live your life to the fullest, learn as much as you can and make new friends along the way. Traveling also forces you to be independent and teaches that you’re capable of doing anything.
Inspirational message to other travelers:
Traveling PT has help me reach my financial goals and explore the outdoors to the fullest- it’s one of the best decisions I have made!
Who have you met so far on your journey that left a mark on your trip?
I met an OT on one of my travel assignments that became one of my best friends and is going to be in my wedding this fall. I have made so many friends along the way, especially in Montrose, CO for which I am grateful.
Any funny stories so far to share?
I always find it funny when patients try to marry you off to their sons or grandsons.
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