At the age of forty-three, Martine Leveque decided it was time to start
over. For several years, she had worked in the movie business, writing
subtitles in Italian and French for English-language films, but her
employer moved overseas. She then tried her hand at sales, but each
time the economy dipped sales tumbled, along with her income, and as a
single mother with a teenage son, she wanted a job that offered more
security. She decided to pursue a career in nursing, a high-demand
field where she could also do some good.