This week I had the absolute pleasure of guest posting on Tinuke Bernard’s excellent blog Circus Mums. I’ve been a fan of her writing for a long time, and was honoured to be asked to guest post on her blog.
I wrote about my story of leaving my nursing career to stay at home with my children. This story had become totally unremarkable to me, but after writing it down, I realised how drastically our life has changed and how daunting some of the changes we went through were.
“It never ceases to amaze me how life can change so dramatically, how your big life plan can deviate so far from the path that you always envisaged it would take.
My current life looks a little like this; I stay at ‘home’ full-time with my pre-school children, at my in-laws’ house in a part of London I detest, while my husband goes out to work full-time as an electrician.
The previous, and very different picture was this; I used to work full-time as a cardiac specialist nurse in a big London hospital, lived with my husband in our lovely rented two-bed maisonette in a part of London that I loved, and enjoyed the lifestyle of a couple with no children and two good salaries. But children happened.” …read more