Hello everyone! I’m Chloe and I recently moved from Brisbane to Cunnamulla for a nursing position—yep, 9 hrs 48 min or 804.4 km drive from Brisbane.
When I told everyone that I accepted a position in Cunnamulla there were many looks of confusion; I used Google Maps to address this!
This was an incredibly difficult decision to make; it’s my first move out of home! But I received a massive amount of encouragement from my friends and family which gave me the confidence to commit to this decision.
Why a drastic move like this? Well, the cost of living and the commitment of full-time study were incentives to stay at home with my parents until I graduated. But I wanted a change in my life, and a change in lifestyle. My passion for my hobbies was also slowly decreasing.
So here I am, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi at the Roma McDonald’s to start this blog.
I arrived in Cunnamulla on Friday 12 of February to drop of my belongings. Left, Cunnamulla on Saturday, headed to Charleville to drop my father off at the airport and now I am in Roma for a week of orientation.
In total I have done approximately 15 hours of driving and counting. I start my first day of orientation tomorrow which is a little nerve racking.
Take the journey with me
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. I will keep you posted on my next installment… orientation week and my start in Cunnamulla.
Our city girl in the country, Chloe Gibbs, is a 23-year-old Brisbane girl who recently graduated as a nurse from Australian Catholic University.
Chloe accepted a nursing graduate position in Cunnamulla to challenge herself professionally and personally.
Her hobbies include horse riding, martial arts, general fitness and her love of food. If you wish to follow her journey connect with Chloe on her Facebook or read her column on She Brisbane.