HOW TO MAKE YOUR RETURN HOME A SUCCESS
If you’re a traveling nurse, home can be a strange concept. While you might have a single address that you claim as your primary residence, it’s often the case that you spend most of the year away from your home.
Still, whether you take a two- or a 26-week assignment, there’s nothing quite like coming back. Enjoying the stability and familiarity of your home is a huge part of a successful career as a traveling nurse. To make sure your return is a success, here are a few tips:
- Don’t leave your home a mess. The last thing you want to do after a potentially long day of travel is come home to a mess. Clean before you leave. A neat, orderly house is the perfect welcome mat.
- Get some events lined up on the calendar. Make the most out of being back in town! Once you’ve put in a few hours kicking back on the couch and relaxing, get out there and make the most out of your city and neighborhood.
- Meet up with friends. Home is about more than just a structure you pay property taxes on. It’s about the people you’re surrounded with. It’s surprising how fast time can fly when you’re at home, so don’t wait to reconnect with friends and family. You’ll probably have some good stories to share.
- Enjoy all the things you take for granted. Anyone who travels a lot knows that it’s the little things that make coming home so special: your own bed, mail, the water pressure you're used to, a kitchen designed for you and so forth. Enjoy them!
It’s strange to live and work away from home, but incorporating some of the above rituals into your homecoming routine can make your primary residence seem a little more home-like, and more welcoming as well.