My name is Cassie.
I’m 26 years old and I’m a trauma PA living in the greatest city – New York! So many travel blogs today are written by individuals that quit their job, bought a plane ticket to find themselves, and made a career from writing about their experiences. That’s amazing and in so many ways I envy them, but for so many of us that life is unrealistic. And for me, it’s not one that I would ever want.
I love to travel, but I also love my job and I am here to tell you that you can have both – a full time career AND a full passport.
I am very much a person driven by passion – I am a Scorpio after all. I live my life in search of moments that evoke the full spectrum of emotions. I consider myself to be one of the fortunate ones to have not only found a career that I am passionate about, but also a hobby that brings me more joy that anyone can ever imagine having. I found my first passion when I was 16 years old in anatomy and physiology class. I had always done well in school growing up, but I had never found a class that I actually enjoyed studying for and looking forward to going to until then. I was so intrigued by the makeup and intricate workings of the human body, so much so that I pursued a pre-med track in college.
In the summer between my sophomore and junior year, I decided to push myself from my comfort zone and studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain. This was the first time I had traveled alone, had left the country (besides going to Canada, which let’s be real is basically the US with better healthcare), and had the freedom to discover exactly who I wanted to be. That summer I met my best friend – someone who not only has pushed me to my greatest achievements and picked me up from my most devastating tragedies, but also someone who has inspired me to see every nook and cranny this great planet has to offer. She even inspired me to become a PA.
For those of you who don’t know what a PA is, it stands for Physician Assistant.
In my current position, I work alongside residents to assess any traumas that come in, first assist in surgeries, and take care of the patients on the floor and in the surgical ICU. I love that I am able to use my talents, knowledge, and skills to help others and know that I am making a difference in someone else’s life, but visiting other places of the world allows others to make a difference in mine.
Traveling has enriched my life in more ways that I can even put into words.
I have seen some of the most beautiful places, experienced new cultures, and have even learned new languages (or tried at least). I have met some of my best friends, pushed myself to new limits, conquered fears – some I didn’t even know I had, and continuously have reminded myself what’s most important in this life.
My vision for this blog is to appeal to the working girl.
Whether you have an equal love for your career and exploring the world or just love to travel but still need to pay your bills – this is the right place for you.
Hope you enjoy!