I often heard the words, “We can’t afford it.”
I would see my cousins go to Disneyland during the school holidays and it was something I craved.
While we didn’t have much money, my Mum taught me I could achieve anything I put my mind to.
I just had to be willing to stick with it and do the work.
As an adult, I did everything I was told to be “successful”.
I got a degree, I got a “good” job and I worked damn hard.
I threw myself into my nursing career becoming a registered nurse, completing post graduate studies and getting promoted along the way.
According to society’s standards, I was a massive success.
I had certificates on the wall and had worked my way up to the position of clinical nurse manager.
Pop the champagne and blow the streamers, Martene had “made it”!