Hi my name is Mark. I am a Registered Nurse and worked in a level one Emergency Room for thirteen years. I went back to college to earn a degree in creative writing. I'm thinking of changing it to Journalism. I started reading seriously at thirty years old. It took me eight years to work my way up to classic literature. I knew from all of my college classes that reading the classics requires more than just education and knowledge, you need practice. And because I can't sit still for longer than ten seconds without moving it required patience. My lesson was that reading, writing, and patience go hand in hand.