Today is my 11th year since I stepped into the UK. I have a lot of good and bad memories during these years. Reflecting on it, it has been a painful journey of learning as an adult. I was very well protected and looked after by my parents and was not very well house trained – I didn’t know how to cook a normal meal, wash clothing and do simple DIY.
My career has never been the same. I was working in Charing Cross Hospital as a Theatre Nurse where I scrubbed for gender reassignment and colo-rectal cases amongst other types too. They weren’t particularly fun jobs as my views were always of bum holes.
Next, I worked in King Edwards VII hospital for a year where I learnt the art of cosmetic surgery. This was one of the best jobs ever. It is so interesting to see how cosmetic could change a person’s life! Later, I moved on to The London Clinic where I saw the most advanced surgery during that time – using robots to operate.
Post 7/7 my journey into central London became impossible, taking an average of 1.5 hours each way. I decided to leave the job and went back to Charing Cross for the convenience of the commute and also as I had the most fantastic time with my colleagues there. This time around, I scrubbed for vascular where I got to see how plumbing works in our bodies!
During my time there, I got married to Mr C and got pregnant soon after. Mr K came along and we moved to Lichfield to set up our new home. I was a proper housewife until after Ms C came along. Once we got into a good routine with Ms C, I returned to work with a theatre job at Queen’s Hospital. During my time there, each time we delivered a baby through c-section, I got so emotional! It is so nice to have a new life born safely to this world and as a mother, I appreciate this so much more.
Due to family commitments and childcare, I have no choice but to give up work. Not long after though, I became a blogger! This is a fun and interesting job and a year and a half of blogging has flown by! During this time, I have met so many inspiration bloggers and hope to learn from them. Right, I’m off now to prepare for my tots100 #blogsummit to meet all my blogger friends!