Hilarious!! This is me 30 years ago when I graduated from college with my nursing degree...my goodness....I can remember getting this picture taken right before our graduation. I was the mother of four at that time (I soon after had a fifth), and very naive.....not realizing the challenges, long hours, but also the rewards, and the self-empowerment that a career in nursing had to offer. On Tuesday...I hung up my stethoscope and my scrubs....the end of nursing...the beginning of retirement! I was sad to leave my co-workers/friends....they are all friends...but it is exciting with the prospect of being able to have a life not dictated by work schedules. It was a wonderful career....but now it's time to take this chapter in my life and enjoy it with my husband, children and grandchildren.....plus I'll have more time to rug hook!