When I was nine years old I decided I wanted to be a nurse. I announced to the room of family members that I would indeed one day take care of soldiers. I had just read a book about Clara Barton, a nurse who organized The American Red Cross. She nursed soldiers to health, or eased their deaths. Never did I say, "I want to be a lactation consultant and help women breastfeed when I become a nurse". This is an important fact. When I was twenty years old, I graduated nursing school. I thought I had cornered the market on healing the sick and raising the dead when I hit the floor of my first nursing position. It took me all of one hour as a nurse to realize I was not going to do either of those.