The ability to touch one person’s life in a positive way, if only for a moment, is what makes nursing an amazing career field. In order to reach my goal I need to continue my education to eventually earn a doctorate degree in nursing to become a nurse practitioner. My goal is to finish my education and move to an Appalachian area in order to help people who are less fortunate and may rarely if ever see a health care professional. The need for regular care could not be greater for people in this area. Health care is expensive and most people in this area are at or below poverty level. If I could make a difference in even a few people’s lives I feel like I will have met my goal. I will advocate for health care to be more accessible to people in these regions. Nothing is more rewarding than to hear a genuine thank you from a patient, or to know that I was able to meet someone’s needs if only for a moment. I plan to obtain my associates degree in nursing over the next two years and continue to further my education until my goal is met.