What do I have in common with a baby elephant?
We each needed close to 22 months to appear...in my case, to become officially licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator!
Yup, at about 1:45 p.m. today, I learned I had successfully passed the state portion of the administrator's licensing examination. I had driven an hour south to Montpelier, and in the Office of Professional Regulation, lovely Elizabeth Hansen welcomed me for the test.
In India, Ganesh, the elephant God, is always summoned for a blessing when a new enterprise begins. How fitting!
So, Ganesh, thanks for your blessings. And thanks to everyone else who has been there for me through my gestation...Pat, Thurmond, Kay, Elliot, Ali, Riitta, Fran, Sujata, Yvonne, Nancy and all my family, friends, and coworkers who've been cheering and praying and encouraging me! Now, it is my honor to continue serving those who live and work in nursing homes. I am blessed.