As the clock strikes 12mn.. I’m a year
younger older and hopefully a little wiser. Every year, my birthday is always special and means a lot to me. Is a special day to reflect what have I done and achieve during this one year period. Is there any regrets and/or mistakes I have made? Of course is impossible to turn the clock back. All this reflection is served as a reminder that I need to learn through my mistakes and move on.
Ever since I become a nurse, I always commented that I’m fated to be one because nurses day falls on 1st Aug and mine on the 3rd (like that also can right, u must be thinking..Haha). It feels wonderful to have so many celebrations and I’m just imagining that everyone is celebrating my birthday too! But this year is my first year (after almost 11 years of nursing) I’m not celebrating nurses day. Seeing my Facebook news feed with all the nurses day wishes, my heart does feel a pinch. Although to me I’m still a certified nurse (I’m still having my license), somehow the thought of not physically in the medical field (or uniform) does makes me think back is this the right decision I ever made?
I can remember since young helping out in my uncle’s clinic in Taiwan. Hearing the footsteps of the patient excites me (doesn’t mean I’m happy that they are sick hur), pestering my parents to allow me to study nursing. Taking thick yellow pages and calling each hospital one by one, to check if they have job vacancy for an ‘o’ level student. And finally got myself into nursing.
Times flies, people grow old, thinking changes, priority also change. Study degree halfway, got myself married and had Yi He and slowly step foot into business.
Till date having 6 brands under my company, I wouldn’t say it’s a big achievers comparing myself to all the big players and senior out there, but I’m thankful for the opportunity and chances given to me. Is it a beautiful fight? I would say for now, it’s still a happy struggle.
At age 32, looking at some of my friends, stable income, frequent overseas trips etc. Sometimes I wonder am I doing my hubby justice, am I being too much to give up my dream job just because I want a flexible timing for my kids. At age 32, me struggling for business, struggling to ensure finances are good and my parents concern about how am coping, it definitely hurts me a little.
But it doesn’t mean I regret my decision and if I have a choice to turn back the clock, I will still make the same decision again or maybe even start my business earlier.
My birthday wishes for this year? Should be easy to guess!
Happy birthday to the 32years old me!
For every decision you make, it will mould the future you.
For every decision you make, it means you are taking the responsibility for your future.
For every decision you make, as a parents, you are creating a model for your child to follow.
For every decision you make, make no room for regrets, only room for improvement.