Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I've moved around a bit and that is why I don't have a horse right now. I'm from Australia and I really wanted to travel, but in the last year I have traveled half of Australia, seen some more of Asia, and am now traveling Europe, all while studying full time, and its wonderful. Definitely something I'll never regret.
But saying that traveling isn't as important to me now. I've learned about what I think is important and traveling, while good, isn't it.
The thing is, you don't know if you'll like traveling. You don't know if you'll like college, you don't know if you'll like being a nurse. You don't know it you'll end up falling in love and getting married. You're only in high school, you have no idea what your future will bring. It's great to have plans and dreams, they give you direction, but don't worry about it now. Graduate nursing school and then decide what you want to do.
I fully recommend you take 6 months or a year and travel, maybe Europe, Asia, see some of the world. What I've learned though, is that pretty much everywhere is the same. It looks different, the people look different, speak other languages and there are always going to be cultural differences. But everyone has to get up and go to work everyday, they gossip about guys, fall in love, get annoyed at their parents, have dinner with their friends. After being somewhere for a few weeks it feels so normal, so the same as where ever.
Give traveling nursing a go by all means, but I wouldn't sink my entire hopes and dreams into it. I'd recommend working and go traveling properly, not just moving around every few months. Then decide what you want. You can always go to riding schools or whatever, but I think that it is much too expensive and difficult moving that often with a horse. See what life brings you.