My journey to this point has been unconventional to say the least. I somehow ended up working in the corporate world for fifteen years of my life after having a childhood of always wanting to be a doctor. I couldn't understand how my life had veered so far away from what had seemed so important to me during my youth.
However after two life-changing moments in my life a few years ago; firstly the relationship with my partner ended, and then only a few weeks later my dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I realised that something had to change.
These two events, whilst very distressing, helped me greatly to refocus and remember why I wanted to be a doctor in the first place. I was passionate about helping people, and in those few weeks I was able to reconnect to it in a way I had never managed before.