Katrina Rollins is a South Florida Certified Nurse Midwife with a love for fashion and a passion for traveling. As a Nurse Midwife, she advocates for women being empowered to speak up about their health and play a major role in the decision making process. I caught up with Katrina and we chatted about her life as a nurse midwife, traveling stories, and women empowerment.
How long have you been a Nurse Midwife and how did you get into the profession?
What do you love most about traveling?
KR: “When I travel, I am free to be my purest self. I have no worries about responsibilities and can simply spend each day exploring, getting lost, and soaking up new experiences. To me, traveling is truly living and being in the moment. Yes, I strongly believe that moments like this should exist at home too. When I travel, however, I am able to hold on to that feeling for an extended period of time. Traveling definitely recharges me and refocuses my mind on my priorities.”
What are some of your favorite places you’ve been so far and why?
What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a travel blog or personal blog?
KR: “If you want to start a blog, just start! Stop thinking about it and build your website or hire someone to build it. Remember you are not trying to be a website designer, so take the pressure off of yourself to build and design your own website. This obstacle is what stopped me from launching two blogs. Finally, I hired someone to build my current blog, which they were able to do in a couple of hours. Then I started posting. I also recommend having a presence on some form of social media, whether it is Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Focus on building a community that you can direct back to your blog.”
Which of your traits are you most proud of?
Name three interesting facts about yourself.
What do you think are some wild and crazy misconceptions people have when they hear the word “midwife”?
KR: “Oh yea, people are always asking me if I deliver in people’s homes. Yes, some midwives do deliver in homes and birth centers. However, many midwives including me deliver in hospitals. We are healthcare professionals that practice evidence-based care, not just light incense and dance around chanting. Many people are not educated on modern day midwives.”
Name the biggest overall lesson you’ve learned in running a brand and business.
What are some things you can’t leave behind when you’re traveling?
KR: “This is obvious, but I can’t leave my phone behind. It takes great pictures and connects me immediately to my Instagram platform. I also have to travel with aspirin and compression socks in order to prevent blood clots when on long flights.”
What inspires and motivates you to continue your journey?
KR: “Whenever someone contacts me directly and shares how I have inspired them to travel, love their body, pursue their nursing goals, etc., I am reinvigorated to continue blogging. Many days you will feel like no one truly cares, so these simple messages go a long way in affirming that I am making a difference.”
About Katrina Rollins
Katrina Rollins is a South Florida Certified Nurse Midwife with a love for fashion and a passion for traveling. As a Nurse Midwife, she advocates for women being empowered to speak up about their health and play a major role in the decision making process. When she’s not delivering babies, Katrina enjoys traveling internationally and has been to 34 countries across 6 continents. Additionally, she enjoys fashion and is determined to change media representations of curvier women. As Katrina’s interests in these other passions deepened, she decided to start her blog to inspire more plus size women to live their best lives. Her number one job, though, is being a loving wife to her amazing husband and biggest supporter, Terray. She is truly juggling it all: career, business, and marriage, but enjoying every moment!