I'm just a girl trying to figure it all out. Finally decided what I wanted to be when I grew up in my forties and I am currently going to school to be a certified nurse practitioner after being a medical assistant for 20 years. A long way off from my original majors right out of high school, elementary education and music education. I have a 19 year old daughter and a 15 year old daughter and I'm scared of having an empty nest. Basically, my life now is my "operation Independence " stage. I'm working on doing it all on my own because I know that I will be alone in a few years.