My status now is Registered Nurse, Retired. From 1974 to 2009, I was an Outpatient Nurse for Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Region. Being a Kaiser Health Plan member from c. 1968, my daughters, Elise and Adria, were born at Bess Kaiser Hospital, Portland, OR. The nurses who took care of me seemed happy in their work. Thus, when I thought about returning to work after childbirth, I called “Kaiser” and was thrilled to be hired!
Now, I spend delightful hours at home, which are mostly schedule-free. I garden, create art, write a few poems. And, walk. (Yes, my daughters gave me grandchildren - with whom, I happily, gratefully schedule activities, not on my list!)