Meg Adams of Holden, whose popular postings from a research station in Antarctica captivated Bangor Daily News readers, now studies nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and keeps a lively and insightful blog about her experiences there.

“Pregnant women don’t scare me the way they did before I became a doula. Touching patients, the casual intimacy of healthcare, doesn’t scare me the way it did in my first months of being a nursing student. It’s staggering how much 12 months can change everything. I’m going to go palpate some bellies today. And it’s going to be awesome.”

Read more from Meg Adams here.