As I look at the pictures from one year ago today I can feel all the emotions that I felt that day. Our car was all loaded up with everything we thought we might need having really no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. Had we just made the biggest mistake of our lives and now be jobless far away from home with three precious little lives dependent on us? I doubt you guys will believe me when I say it has been a hard year. It has been totally worth it, but has required so so much more than waking up and showing up. We have by no means finished a race or completely accomplished a goal, but we have completed our rookie year. As many other travel nurses as there are out there who travel with their families maybe it isn’t that great of a feat, but I feel like I did when Suzanne and I cross the finish line of our century (100 mile bike ride) together. Tears well up just thinking about it.