The position exposed me further to healthcare, and as a consequence gave supplementary reinforcement to my earlier interests in nursing. And the more exposed I was, the more restless I became to be able to do a more hands-on type of involvement in patient care. I was not contented anymore to stay on the sidelines doing administrative functions. It is true, that nursing as a profession is one of the most demanding, and most taxing, physically, mentally and emotionally. I've (also) seen this first hand. Nonetheless, my earlier fascination still transformed itself into a serious passion.
I became more and more interested with the human body and healthcare issues. I had always thought the human body is an absolutely fascinating system, even more so with health and disease, and how medicines can alter the state of each. I also became more envious with the psychic rewards the nurses in the staff would receive every time they are able to help a patient, every time they are able to alleviate suffering, and, every time they are able to gladden a heart.
Despite the yearning, I had not planned a career path early on. Having no guidance from anyone was a challenge. But still I was lucky.