LEAH PURCIFER: “What does it mean to be in love?
To be in a relationship?
To have children?
To get married?
To not get married?”
When I first started my career as a nurse, I did it to help people, to help patients.
I was just trying to help them and to make a difference.
But I was so focused on my job.
So when I started working as a podiatrist, I was like, “OK, I can do this.”
And then I became a mother of three, and I’ve been a mom of three for 10 years.
It’s been a crazy ride.
And I love it.
I love my job, I love what I’m doing.
I’m excited to see what the next chapter is.
I have to give my all.
It takes me forever to do anything.
And then when I’m done, I’m going to retire.
And when I get older, I will be really proud of what I’ve done.
That’s my motto.
That’s who I am.
And the next thing you know, I’ll be back as a parent.
So that’s what it’s about.
And, yeah, my philosophy is that if you have a passion, you just do it.
It will happen.
I’ve just never been in a situation where I’ve felt like I didn’t need to do it, that I needed to take care of my body and my family.
And if you’re in a position where you need to take action and do something, do it!
I just love being a parent and being a nurse and helping people.
And that’s my whole thing.
And so that’s the whole reason I’m here.
You know, we’ve got to be on the lookout for a new generation.
I think that’s a huge opportunity.
And I’m not going to stop there.
I just want to continue to be involved with what’s happening in the world.
I want to help other people and give back.
I don’t think it’s just about me anymore.
I can’t stop, I don�t think I can stop.
I want people to take a look at me.
I hope people see me as a different person.
And hopefully we can all take a little step forward.
So thank you. I know we�re all just getting started. And there�s lots more to come.
I�ve got a lot more to say about a lot of topics, but first of all, I�m just happy to have you on my show.
And you can watch it on my website.
I look forward to having you with me.
It�s going to be fun.
And just one last thing.
My sister, my daughter, and my husband are moving to Washington, D.C. We�re moving here from Chicago.
I live with them and they�re going to live with me in New York City.
They�re my friends.
They love me.
So thank, thank you, and thanks for being with us.
[Proudly] Thank you.