Tell me that story again!
This is what my coworkers have always said.
Whenever we were on break or had some down time, they always wanted to hear the stories that I had to tell.
I learnt how to tell stories from my grandmother. She was an excellent storyteller.
As a child growing up in Kenya, my grandma always put me to sleep by telling me a bedtime story.
My nursing career has had so much adventure and excitement as well as so many challenges.
In Africa, I worked with The Flying Doctors, where we traveled to many remote areas transporting patients with a wide range of ailments to hospitals.
Some of these patients had been bitten by crocodiles and snakes and others were victims of war.
My nursing experiences in Africa and the skills of storytelling I got from my grandma, enabled me to venture into writing.
While in Africa, I wrote articles for local magazines and co-authored two books. One of the books was in Swahili, which is the native language in Kenya.
Coming to America and facing the challenges foreign nurses go through before they settle down, inspired me to write; “The Foreign Nurses Guide to Settling in America.”
On my blog, I write about the daily challenges nurses face daily.
I also offer a free eBook on the website called “Seven Secrets to Settling into a New Nursing Job.”
I love to give tips on resume and interview skills for nurses, among other general topics.
- What Does the Future Hold?
The future holds lots of great possibilities for me as a writer.
I am working on developing my brand as International Nurse Support.
I’m also networking with other nurse entrepreneurs and authors.
Building a social media presence, particularly in Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn is so important today for any author.
The thing I love about my writing career is that it’s very fulfilling.
I set out personal goals and enjoy meeting them.
Knowing that I’m contributing positively to other nurses inspires me even more. I look at writing as a service one gives to others.
If you are thinking of becoming a writer, I want to encourage you not to put it off any longer.
The secret is to begin, and you’ll find lots of resources to help you get better.
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This Article was written for Scrubs Magazine – Blog carnival for nurses