My childhood aspirations were to always pursue the teaching profession. Academic accomplishments brought knowledge in business, nursing and education. Clinical opportunities spanned the standard medical-surgical services to the intensive care units in the hospital setting, as well as specialized nursing in the outpatient clinics. Case management certification began in the workers compensation venue and expanded into the insurance-managed care arenas. Not withstanding, my greatest passion remains the one-on-one interaction of education and service to those who are around me. My love of learning never ends. Nothing is out of bounds, despite the speedbumps that guide my decisions and remind me of my limitations. Boundaries exist in the gray areas for me. Teaching at the master's level provides structured collaboration between national/international master's students [Concordia University Wisconsin]. Writing for publication at the global level may be daunting but can be accomplished [Medscape; newly published child's book: "Nurses are Patient People"]. Website consulting adds yet another avenue of nursing [www.athenaforum.com] that is fulfilling. As long as there is time, and moments to touch one another, one will find me out there, somewhere.