Ah, hem ...back to my point....This is not a news flash… the concept that imagining versus executing goals are two completely different things. When a person can push oneself into the goal zone I think it deserves recognition. The applause now goes to my cousin. Perseverance and aspiration have been conquered by Aorta (my nickname for her…she calls me Left Ventricle. It is a long story), who set out years ago to tackle nursing school. Not only does that sounds like a hard major to me (biology, anatomy and guts, oh my!), but she has a small daughter and a husband who is battling a rare blood disease (bone marrow and kidney transplant included). This woman’s plate is full, but she did not waver from her goal. She completed the nursing program last month (state exams to follow) and flew down from Oregon to celebrate with the family this weekend.