Hi everyone! I am 32 years old, married six years next month & mother to a beautiful three year old boy and two three year old Boston Terriers! I am heading back to school to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming an RN. My mother has been an RN for 35 years, most of it in the ER. She is my inspiration! Other than my mom, I guess I have wanted to be a nurse because of all the experiences I have had in the hospital. I was diagnosed w/Crohn's Disease when I was 14 - this illness has taken me to hell and back. I have had five bowel resections and numerous other surgeries for related complications. I have had the pleasure of knowing some awesome nurses over the years & my ultimate goal is to work with teens with GI problems, hopefully inflammatory bowel disease. Since I have spent more than half of my life living with Crohn's, I feel this is where I can really give back. I was hoping to head back to school full time this month, but because we may be relocating because of my husband's job, I will only be taking one class. Either way, I will be heading back full time in January! I really enjoy this board - you all are really wonderful!!!!