My name is Katie Lyford. I am the youngest of six kids, born a number of years after the next youngest child. I have 27 first cousins! I grew up in a small town in Vermont. I have traveled a lot and lived many different places, but wound up back in Vermont and love it.
I originally went to school to be a teacher, but when my mom was ill I decided to graduate early with my bachelor's in developmental psychology and when I attempted to return to finish the education degree, they wanted me to get a master's and I chose to work in the field a while and discovered it wasn't for me. I then worked in several fields from restaurant business to being a nanny and sales person, but then looked into healthcare. I become a Licensed Nursing Assistant and started nursing school, obtaining my associate's degree in 2011.
I worked in emergency and critical care, then began traveling nursing. When my sister was ill with cancer, I returned home to be with her, which is when I met my fiance, Chris. My sister is now cancer free! I live in Quechee with Chris and his two boys, Ian and Alex and my cat, Roo!
I just completed my BSN through SUNY-Delhi RN-BSN and plan to continue on for a master's or doctorate of nursing degree in the near future, hoping to go into palliative care as a nurse practitioner.