“My Favorite Spot”

People Inspiring People

The first time I met Raymond was in Nicaragua. He was on a mission trip for a Nonprofit organization. It was great to know his passion for helping others.

Raymond is a nurse, graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. We worked together in Nicaragua for a week and became good friends. He shared his talents with the communities where we worked alongside other great fellows & friends.

When I had the chance to visit Washington D.C, I called to my friend Raymond that I was planning to make a quick trip to the city.

Washington D.C Capitol. Photo taken by RamZephotos.

The weather was great, a blue sky over us and the view incredible. While we walked around the National Mall, we were talking about Raymond’s life to know more about his new experience as a nurse in D.C.

Raymond–  ” It was hard to move here, but a great decision”-

Raymond – “I love Washington DC! I’ve learned to be a lot more independent and mature. I’ve also learned a lot more about how to be a nurse”

To be honest, I was very, very nervous to move out here on my own. I didn’t know anyone. I was starting a brand new job and living in my first apartment. It was extremely overwhelming and terrifying.

Taking that huge leap of faith has been the best decision of my entire life. I’ve learned a ton at my new job, and I’ve been able to meet a lot of new people. It’s been a difficult journey, but it’s something I don’t regret in the slightest.

– I moved to Washington DC because there are tremendous opportunities for me to grow personally and professionally. It was a scary move to make, but the risk was well worth the reward! –

Walking around the city and hearing Raymond talked about his new experience in D.C, it makes me think about how many things we have missed because of our fears to the unknown. I learned a lesson from him. We need to be more fearless!

 

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