I am Kathy. Blogger since 2004. Since I started this blog I’ve made my home in Atlanta (twice), Eastern Europe, and Florida. I gave up a med-surg nursing job at an amazing 5-time consecutive Magnet hospital to become a NICU nurse in a level III NICU, which I love. That turned into a nursing leadership position, which I don’t love nearly as much.
My first career was teaching English and editing. Then while raising my 3 kids and while hubby was a chaplain in the Army Reserve, I tackled nursing school. Crazy? Perhaps. Naive? Absolutely. I wouldn’t wish that stress on anyone.
And the name Mudlark? A mudlark is a child – usually an orphan – who searches for things of value in the river muck. While I’m no orphan, I do spend my time searching for things of value. Sometimes I latch onto counterfeit gems, unwilling to release my grip. I’m working on that. But the very pursuit of the search implies the belief that there are treasures to be found, and the confidence that I’ll stumble onto them.