Childhood passion leads to compassionate career
Kids often outgrow their childhood obsessions – be it dinosaurs, astronauts or unicorns. Their one-time passions often turn out to be phases.
But not for Lindsey Kitchen.
As a kid, she developed an interest in helping seniors thanks to a friendship with an older adult at her church. When the woman moved to a nursing home, Lindsey visited her every week as part of a school program.
“I thought to myself, ‘when I get older, this is where I want to work. This is where I need to be,’” she says.