I was called the nursing profession in the fall of 1976. After thirty-two years of caring for the sick and injured at the bedside and in other capacities, I chose a new path, that of writer and poet. As I embark on this new journey I continue to walk the path of nurse, though in a lesser capacity during this time of transition. I can not help but be influenced by the teachings from my professors, but more so by the people I have known as patients and fellow human beings. It is to these two groups that I dedicate my blog.