I’m a nanny in an American city.
And I am the nurse in charge of my family’s medical treatment.
I’ve been working for my family for 25 years.
And as I’m walking down the street and talking to my patients, I can’t help but think, I am one of the lucky ones.
I’m the only person in my family who’s not the mother, the grandmother, the sister, the daughter, the wife, the dad, the brother, or the child.
I am a person who is completely independent.
I live in the middle of nowhere.
I work in the suburbs.
I spend most of my time away from home, not on my phone, not even in the shower.
And, in fact, most of the time, I do not have to be at work.
Because I’m so focused on the patients and the work that I do, I have a great relationship with my family.
I have my own kids.
I don’t have to go anywhere.
And because I have such a strong connection with my patients and my family, I don to have to worry about them.
So what does it mean to be a nurse in an environment that is so caring, so caring about the people who need help?
And what does that mean to me?
In the words of one of my patients: I am not worried about anything.
When I come in, I just take care of my patient, the patient is my number one priority, and I don.
That is what makes me the nurse I am.
It means that I care about my patients in ways that I don’t care about anyone else.
And that is what has been so important to me.
Because for me, the word nanny is a woman’s name.
And so when you are the only one who is not the wife or the mother or the sister or the daughter or the wife who doesn’t have your own child, you are a woman, you have a lot to say.
I would be lying if I said that the word was a burden.
But, I’m not proud of it, because I know it is a privilege.
I just feel like it’s a very good thing that I have it.
I think it’s important that we talk about how we treat people.
And when you talk about it, you can feel like you are making a difference.
And in fact you are.
Because when we talk, we change the way we treat each other.
And the word that really hits home is the word NANNY.
And you know what, I think this is the best time to talk about the word.
Because, I mean, the first thing we have to do is understand what it means to be an independent person.
And what is independence?
I’m going to tell you, you just have to figure it out.
Because you’re not an employer.
You’re not a company.
You are not a corporation.
You have no government to regulate you.
And none of the other things you think about in life.
You know, you don’t buy a car, you rent a place.
You don’t rent a room.
You can buy whatever you want.
You just have the freedom to do whatever you like.
And now I want you to start with the word and see what it is.
It’s the word we have been using to talk to each other about freedom.
It is the freedom of not having to be told what to do, to have a boss to tell us what to buy.
It has been the word of empowerment to say, I will not pay rent, I won’t rent my room. I won