As I write this it has been a week since my trip to Washington. It went by so quickly that I'm still trying to absorb it all. First, I have a confession, I absolutely loved it! I loved the excitement, the attention, and the respect. I feel a little guilty about it because I hold humility in high regard and I find myself so proud right now. I feel pride personally but also I am proud of our local, our state and national organizations. Second, I am so thankful, both for the opportunity and for the trust of my coworkers. I know that I am a part of small group of nurses other nurses look to for leadership. It is very humbling and it makes me want to work hard so that I deserve your trust. There is a saying “our leaders should be trusted servants”; I hope our committee can embody this as its guiding principal.