So the last year has been a whirlwind to say the least. 2017 was probably one of the most exhausting years for me so far. I set a lot of goals and aspirations for myself, and on reflection, I gave the majority of them my all. But, for one reason for another, they were not meant to happen. Just an insight into the last year…
As some of you know, I am a qualified physiotherapist so the for last 12 months I had been juggling
- A full time private outpatient job in London, where I am self-employed so how hard you work reflects on how much you earn
- Head physiotherapist of a rugby club in national one, which although on paper only took up two evenings and a saturday, in actual fact you are on call for 40 of the boys pretty much all the time
- Revising for 3 medical exams (GAMSAT, UKCAT, BMAT)
- Trying to perfect all elements of my application for medicine from trying to fit in volunteering, charity work and anything that could make a more well rounded application
- An attempt to lose weight… again – by going to the gym five to six times a week, sometimes twice a day
- Attempting a modern pentathlon
- Then my new years resolutions, in which I did none,
- A handstand
- Learning sign language
- Doing ten pull ups
Safe to say, I think I stretched myself wide and far. So 2018 is going to be different. I have taken a step back and thought I need a change. I need to do something for me and have fun and although the last four years working as a physiotherapist have developed me as a person and I have learnt so much about myself. I am taking on a new challenge.
So come May, I will be quitting my role as a physio full time and becoming an air hostess. An opportunity to travel the world and be paid for it at the same time. The plan is to still apply for medicine the following year, changing slightly which exams I will be revising for and then working part time/adhoc physiotherapy on the side. I am determined to get to my goal weight and I know I need an extra hand when it comes to doing the handstands, pull ups and sign language so one step at a time they are back on my list.
Therefore, this blog will now become my little diary. My progress, my life stories, my anecdotes and everything in between. My passion for fitness, weight loss, food, learning, health and physiotherapy have not disappeared, but I need a change in my life, so when I turn back at 40, I can have some stories to tell and have lived a different chapter in life.
Watch this space, things are about to get exciting!