“As a younger person, I felt being attractive had mostly physical qualities, however now that I am more mature I feel attractiveness is much more personality than physical qualities.”
Ann finds pure joy in retirement and life with her husband; she is dabbling in almost anything she can get her hands on – from paint to soil to woodcarving, and everything in between. Dr. Elisabeth has taken skills from her ‘70s home economics lessons onward to develop into an expert repairing a laceration in the emergency room.
With her career beginnings as a Candy Striper at the Salem Hospital, Ann knew she was destined for a career in medicine, but at one point calculus class became an obstacle. So she diverted and spent 5 years as a Physician Assistant then decided to return to medical school. Ann was diagnosed with ADD during her 4th year of medical school. She had a breakthrough moment of empowerment, with the realization all of her past educational and workplace struggles had nothing to do with her level of intelligence and everything to do with focus. This enlightened a life lesson to Ann, ‘Not to judge a book by its cover-especially in regard to people. People are interesting and can teach you oh so much!’
Vivacious and adventurous, Ann is curious about the world and has a great love for travel. She has traveled as far as Uganda and Nicaragua! In those impoverished countries she was able to have an ‘eye opening experience to see people who have so little, be so happy, because of their faith, and having never known anything different.’ She views beauty in people all around the world. With global experience under her belt, Ann would advise her 20-something self, ‘Don’t be afraid to travel alone, JUST DO IT! Take precautions but go, go, go.’ Next stop on Ann’s world itinerary is Europe.
“I find attractiveness lies in a person’s personality and intellect.”