About Me: More Than Just a Pretty Face

I am so happy that you have taken the time to visit my blog!  My name is Tanisha Terry and I’m from Missouri City, Texas. I was raised in a double parent home by my two very best friends, my mom and dad (aka my M&D)! I am the baby of four siblings, and that plays a huge factor in me being the independent woman I am today. I come from a Christian home with strong values, morals, and all those other things the world lacks today.

The summer before my 8th grade year, I cared for my grandfather while my parents and siblings were away at work during the day. I vividly remember doing things for my paw paw and him saying “Thank you my little nurse” I’d smile and say, “You’re welcome paw paw but you know I’m gonna be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader/Dolphin Trainer” (laugh at my innocence). I was there for my grandfather in his last days, and as cliché  as it sounds, when we buried him, I could hear him saying, “Thank you my little nurse”…and the rest was history! I graduated from high school with my heart set on becoming that little nurse my paw paw always knew I would be. I attended Stephen F. Austin State University in little ol Nacogdoches, Texas. I wish I could write about how I was destined to be a nurse so nursing school was easy for me but that would be a lie. Nursing school was THE hardest thing I have ever done. I struggled my entire way through school, but glory be to God, I have the most wonderful career to show for it!

After graduating, I moved back home to Houston and accepted a position at the #1 Hospital in Texas: Houston Methodist. I spent a year working in gynecology and it was… an experience. My second year, I trained as a mother-baby nurse in L&D and I currently work as a neonatal travel nurse. I love being outdoors, reading and shopping. I’m a girly girl who loves spa dates, massages, mani/pedis and all those other things I could probably live without, but why should I try? I’m a travel enthusiast with dreams of seeing this entire world. I love this crazy life and I’m so excited to share the adventure with you all! Comment below to let me know you’re here; I can’t wait to hear from you!img_1435

31 Comments

  1. Hey Hey! I’m your fellow instagram friend @_briannaaaab, I love this platform you’re creating. I am your fellow girlfriend, traveler, and professional. So excited to go on this new journey with you. Plan an all girls travel/professional trip and I am so there!! Love and blessings your way <3

  2. Thank you sis! Means so much to hear your positive feedback. Can’t wait to support each other through this blogging world!

  3. Yes! I love your support. You make me fall in love with social media all over again. I’m glad our paths crossed. I am SO for a #girlboss link up! I have a super flexible schedule so lmk frfr! Or if life ever brings you to Houston, you have a friend in me!

  4. Well let’s get it! I can’t wait to see you succeed. Let’s meet up to discuss it whenever you are ready! I need all my friends to be successful okay hunny?!

  5. Didn’t know about your Paw Paw or your struggle with Nursing School. Thanks for sharing your testimony, so encouraging!

  6. You didn’t know about my struggle?! Whew yes. It is all too real. Looking forward to being inspiration to any other young ladies in need. Thanks for visiting! Means so much!

  7. Hey Tanisha!!! Girl I’m uber proud of you and the example you are setting for women of color in the health field!!! You da bomb!!!!

  8. In love💜💜💜💜 with this blog already!!!! Yassss Tanish! So awesome to see black/educated/successful/hardworking women share with the world a peek into your life. I appreciate you and will be doing the same in other ways! Can’t wait to keep up with you on this journey!

  9. Thank you so much for taking the time to read! I am happy to be in the position for God to use me. My gain, His glory! But thanks for boosting me!
    -xoxo Tanish

  10. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the site! I am SO happy that people are able to see and appreciate the countless hours that went into building this platform. I’m grateful that the Lord saw fit to give ME this vision! I support you in your future endeavors and can’t wait to watch each other succeed!
    -xoxo Tanish

  11. Tanisha, sadly to say when you and Tameka where growing up I knew the names, but couldn’t remember which was which. Just called you both little cousins. What a difference now! Both of you have shown character and tenesstaty. So very happy for and proud of you

  12. It’s okay cousin, people still can’t tell us apart and everyone thinks I’m the one engaged lol. Thank you for taking the time to read, and thanks for your kind words!
    -xoxo Tanish

  13. Awesome blog! How was your experience working at Houston Methodist? I’m thinking about making a transition to L&D in hopes of traveling in the specialty one day! Best of luck in the traveling world! Thanks for sharing your experiences!

  14. Thanks for reading! I LOVED working for HMH, the culture is unbeatable! Best wishes on your travel nurse adventures. Keep me updated, I’d be happy to give you a referral!

    -xoxo Tanish

  15. I’d be more than happy for the referral! If you have any downtime can you share any advice for interviewing there or tips, pros/cons of the hospital system in general. I’d be making a move from New Orleans to Houston! 3.5yr step-down/critical care to OB/L&D world hopefully. Thanks again! My email is e.francis9189@gmail.com

  16. Hi, I just want to share with you how much of an inspiration to me with your enthusiast lifestyle, while also keeping God involved at all times! I aspire to be a traveling nurse, but not too sure of the specialty field yet. I would love to hear and learn more about your projects!

  17. Hi Queshona,
    Thanks so much for stopping by! I love that people are able to see that I am young and wild; but I still love the Lord! I think not working in your speciality is an exciting place to be, still discovering your niche! No worries, once you find it, you’ll know! I’m happy to hear you’re interested in hearing about my projects! Hopefully I can slow down and write more!

    -xoxo
    Tanish

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