I first started my nurse training when I was 17 but my life took a different path and I didn't complete my training. Since then I have raised my children, cared for my father, I'm helping to raise my grandchildren, and am caring for my ageing mother. In between this I have notched up 18 years experience as an Assistant in Nursing in aged and Community Care, completed my Enrolled Nurses course and now at the age of 50 I am studying to become a Registered Nurse. I love nursing and feel privileged to be able to earn a living doing something I love. The only drawback is that all these years of shiftwork have left me with poor sleeping habits.