When I came to the UK to start a new life with my own family (my now estrange husband and my son), I never thought that it was going to be complicated as it turned out. I strived and succeeded and yes, I have the right to enjoy everything that I have worked hard for. I have always been passionate about nursing and during my placement experiences throughout the three years within the course, I finally realized that this is what I want and this is what I intend to do for my entire working life. I have had many great experiences that at the end of every shifts, I had smile on my face because I knew that I made difference on some people's lives. I've met interesting people, worked and learned with great people within the medical practice and made great friends. Those experiences are something that I'd proudly tell my future grand and great grand children or even my grea great grand children. (Hah! My boyfriend reckons we'll live to celebrate our 150th birthday... perhaps after a few hip replacements, I might manage ha ha ha!).
Being a student nurse in the UK is such a hardwork... I had to take an access course to nursing to qualify a place in the University (part time studies for two years while I worked full time in a hotel). The University of Nottingham has got a great reputation so the screening is quite tough but with hardwork and determination, I got through this hurdle. My life during the past three years has been such a roller coaster ride... the divorce... finding a new place to live... building a new home for myself and my son from scratch... I literally had to start from zero as I've decided not to take anything from the marital home. I knew I was entitled to half of everything we had as a married couple, however, I just wanted to be out and tried to avoid any complications that could lengthen the proceedings (I came out of the house with my personal belongings only and my son). My solicitor was very very surprise when I told her that I didn't want anything but at the end of the day she had to respect my wishes. To cut the story short, my divorce was finalised April last year and I could never be happier.
I found my new love 6 months after I've left my ex-husband (I know you think it was too early, I felt it was but I had to move on at some points) and we've been together for nearly 2 years now... things have been amazing since then and I've never looked back since (I just hope that this one would last :))...
Last March, I've finally finished my course and got offered a job in the ward I really love (great staff!) and will soon start working. I'm sooooo excited about my first post as a Registered Nurse but I'm nervous as well... I suppose everyone feels the same way about starting a new job. I guess, you just have to wish me luck guys :)
So what does this new career mean to me? It mean so much to me and I intend to enjoy and treasure everything that comes along.
This is actually in the NHS website (Productive Ward). I was on long day shift when they filmed and took photographs for the project. When I showed this to my son he said... 'Wooo...! How embarassing is that!'... Trust kids!
As you can see... my life is not all glitz and glamour but that what make it interesting!
TTFN!... before you start crying... Ha ha ha!