Archive | August 2015

Hello world: About me

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Hello to all my friends, colleagues, and to those who are just browsing and stumble upon my site.

With the creation of my professional website,  I feel welcomed into the world of social media.

A little bit about me:

I have an inquisitive soul.  I love that I can travel anywhere on my laptop or phone from wherever I happen to be at that very moment.  Growing up on a small tobacco farm in rural Johnston County in North Carolina, my world was open, airy, very close to nature.  I loved walking in the freshly turned soil in the springtime as my father prepared the fields for a new crop or a new garden.  I could freely roam the woods and enjoy the nature that I felt was my oneness with my higher power.  A connection was palpable for me with that oneness.  Once, in my youth, I found a spirit-filled place in the woods at a large vibrant-with-life tree.  I posted a sign announcing that this spot was “Paradise: Population 1”.  I constantly seek now for that same spirit-filled place in my adult life.

When I was a small child I had several experiences as a patient in the hospital.  I fell in love with my nurses.  At the age of four, I knew somewhere inside my soul was a budding nurse.  I nursed runt pigs, small puppies, and any vulnerable living thing I encountered.  I have been a nurse now for over 33 years.  I have had the privilege of being a nurse for my father who taught me so much about loving nature and is now in the most glorious nature of all, Paradise.  I pursued higher education in my 50s and am still in awe that I now have a masters degree in nursing and have found a higher calling than caring for people I encounter in the hospital or clinic.  I am an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator.  I feel called to connect with anyone who finds that my website may help them either learn more about themselves or more about how to care for the ones they love.

Welcome to my world!