Having worked at the HSC since 1964 in a variety of positions including medical assistant, medical student and resident and then faculty, it is nice to be emeritus and just do fun things like taking care of patients I have known for 40+ years. One of the issues I have felt passionate about is helping my patients transition from one gender to their preferred one. I have enjoyed being freed from attending meetings after many years of daily committee meetings when I was full time. I have been very passionate about teaching clinical skills over the years, especially learning to listen to your patients. I think I have learned how to do that over the years as well.